HBR Forum

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Watch speakers and panelists share their insights on housing development - including speaker Dean Uchida, Executive Director of Department of Planning and Permitting, panelists Christine Camp (Avalon Group), Stanford Carr (Stanford Carr Development), Harry Saunders (Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai'i), Tracy Tonaki (D.R. Horton), and moderated by David Arakawa, Executive Director of LURF



Welcome & Opening Message
Shannon Heaven, 2021 HBR President

HBR - Jennifer Andrews, City Affairs Committee Chair

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Dean Uchida, Director, Department of Planning and Permitting

Moderator: David Arakawa, Executive Director, Land Use Research Foundation


  • Christine Camp, President & CEO, Avalon Group
  • Stanford Carr, President, Stanford Carr Development
  • Harry Saunders, President, Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai'i
  • Tracy Tonaki, Senior Vice President, D.R. Horton

Development Process

  • Locating and securing land for development
  • Permitting process: Where is the holdup?
  • Government approval process: Time frame and what agencies are involved

Community Involvement

  • Time frame that the community is informed
  • What resistance do developers receive from the community?
  • How can REALTORS® help?

Hurdles to Affordable Housing

  • Is there hope for housing development cost decreasing to allow for more affordable housing?
  • Is 201H process helpful or harmful?