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2011 Kukulu Hale Awards—Building Community, Building Excellence

Recognizing excellence in Hawaii's commercial real estate industry

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Engineering Firm of the Year

Belt Collins Hawaii


NAIOP Hawaii honors Belt Collins Hawaii as Engineering Firm of the Year, recognizing the company’s enduring excellence over nearly six decades.

Belt Collins grew from the combination of a charismatic planner, Walter K. Collins, and the consummate civil engineer, Robert M. Belt, when they started the firm in Honolulu in 1953. It was the first professional services firm in the Pacific and Asia region to combine urban and land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture and environmental consulting within one organization. Today, Belt Collins employs more than 500 multi-disciplinary professional and support staff practicing from ten offices in eight countries and territories.

In its early years, Belt Collins’ significant projects included the Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Master Plan, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Hawaii State Capitol and the Prince Kuhio Federal Building. The State of Hawai‘i Visitor Destination Study co-produced by Belt Collins in 1960 served as a prototype for many other countries and regions, leading to the development of numerous world-class destination resorts throughout the Pacific.

Photos: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Renovation (David Franzen, ©2010
Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, Capitol Place
In the 1970s and ’80s, the firm expanded to Asia with the opening of its Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok offices and has since completed a number of notable projects throughout the region. In 1993, the firm established a Guam office, followed by a Seattle office in 1997. In 2007 and 2008, Belt Collins continued its expansion on the Mainland U.S. with the acquisition of two firms in Colorado.

Among the more recent additions to Belt Collins’ Hawaii project portfolio are the Kukulu Hale Award-winning Waikoloa Kings’ Land Clubhouse, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Renovation, Serenity Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Capitol Place condominium, and Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana.

To date, the firm has completed more than 16,000 projects in 70 countries around the world, and has received over 350 awards, honors, and accolades for its projects, practice and people. They include a 2010 “Green Business Award” from the State of Hawai‘i and the 2006 Employer Recognition Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (Committee on Younger Members) highlighting employers who support younger member participation in ASCE activities.

Congratulations to Belt Collins on its newest accolade: NAIOP Hawaii’s Engineering Firm of the Year.


Member of the Year

Catherine Camp


It is often said that to get something done, ask a busy person to do it. Cathy Camp is that person. Despite her many responsibilities as development director at Kamehameha Schools, Cathy always volunteers to help with chapter activities – and she always gets the job done, with professionalism and enthusiasm.

A long-time NAIOP Hawaii board member, Cathy has served on the membership, golf tournament and program committees, among others. She also has been a valued member of the Kukulu Hale Awards committee for many years, serving in various positions from juror to chairwoman.

NAIOP Hawaii salutes Cathy’s service to the chapter and dedication to the advancement of professionalism in the commercial real estate industry.



Member Company of the Year



NAIOP Hawaii is pleased to name HONBLUE its Member Company of the Year, acknowledging the exceptional and sustained contributions the company, its leadership and its employees have made to the chapter.

A valued partner in advancing the professionalism of NAIOP Hawaii’s programs and events, HONBLUE provides meaningful membership participation, as well as generous in-kind services and technology support each year through its corporate sponsorship and sponsorship of the Kukulu Hale Awards, annual Symposium and monthly programs.

Mahalo and congratulations!


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