Did You Know: It’s Higher Education. Now It’s a Bit Faster, Too

December, 2016

From 2010 to 2015,  the UH system’s four-year graduation rate shot up from an abysmal 17.5 percent to 27.9 percent. That number is now comparable with a list of Board-of-Regents-approved “peer institutions” – universities with similar characteristics as the UH system – but it still means little more than 1 in 4 students graduate within four years. More distressing: 37 percent haven’t graduated after eight.

– Lavonne Leong

Source: University of Hawaii tinyurl.com/UHgrads


In 2014, the 42 Real Estate Investment Trusts operating
in Hawaii:

• Had assets of $7.8 billion at cost basis according to 10-k filings (not market value); half the assets were in retail and a quarter in hospitality;
• Earned $720.6 million in tax-exempt dividends;
• Cost the state $35 million in foregone corporate taxes;

– Dennis Hollier

Source: DBEDT study: “Real Estate Investment Trusts in Hawaii”

Read the full report at tinyurl.com/DBEDT-REIT

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Lavonne Leong and Dennis Hollier