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Building Industry Magazine - June 2014 - (Page 38)

Kudos for a Visionary Hailed for his success as a real estate developer, Stanford Carr talks with Building Industry Hawaii about his latest challenges and accomplishments BY DAVID PUTNAM PHOTO BY RAE HUO S ometimes things aren't easy to explain. Consider kendama, or baseball's Red Sox winning a World Series, or a Hollywood actor ascending to the White House. Consider, too, the humble farm boy from Maui- where the tallest building still rises only 140 feet above ground-who has become one of Hawaii's pre-eminent real estate developers. Last month, a pair of highly regarded Honolulu organizations honored Stanford Carr with their most prestigious awards. "I couldn't believe it," he says. Carr's calling card is a commitment to blending creative planning and architecture with the physical beauty and cultural diversity of Hawaii into his projects, from master-planned communities to resort-style living to affordable housing. As president of Stanford Carr Development LLC, he has built nearly 4,000 households in the Islands since launching the company in 1988 and incorporating it in 1990. "When you're young," he says, "you think you're invincible and 38 | BUILDING INDUSTRY HAWAII | JUNE 2014 have no fear. My favorite motto was 'no guts, no glory!' So I jumped into it in 1988, starting with entitling land in Kauai, from light industrial to multifamily." In May he picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) of Hawaii and the Salesperson of the Year Award from Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) of Honolulu. Over the years his projects have included the Hawaii Kai Peninsula, The Colony at the Peninsula, Iwalani, Trovare, Kekuilani, Maili Transitional Housing, Halekauwila Place, Franciscan Vistas and Master Plan Royal Kunia Phase II. The industry got an early peek at the developer that Carr would become with his Pukalani Fairway Estates on Maui winning "Best in Show-Neighbor Islands" in the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii's 1992 Parade of Homes. Next up for the 52-year-old Carr is Keauhou Lane, "our mixed-use development, encompassing the block of Halekauwila, Keawe, Pohukaina and South streets."

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2014

STANFORD CARR: Kudos for a Visionary
HLPA’s 2014 Wood & Lumber Resource Guide
News Beat
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Spotlight On Success: Kaiser Kona Medical Office Building
HWEA Photo Contest
New Products
Best Practices

Building Industry Magazine - June 2014