Tides of Commerce

Hale Ali’i, a beachfront estate in Kapalua, has been featured on the cover of Christie’s International Real Estate magazine, the first Hawaii property to be featured on the cover of the magazine.

Mary Anne Fitch, principal broker and owner of Maui Estates International LLC, the Maui affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, and Zack Wright, Christie’s senior vice president, regional manager Western region, made the announcement.

They say that the estate is the first Hawaii property to be featured on the cover of the magazine that reflects luxury properties around the world, according to a news release. The magazine is distributed quarterly to more than 65,000 ultra-high and high net worth professionals with an annual readership of more than 1 million.

A recent Internet search showed the estate advertised for $28 million.


NEW ALTRES. ALTRES Staffing held a formal opening of its newest location on Maui last month. The office at 395 Dairy Road in Kahului is the fifth ALTRES location in Hawaii, a news release said.

The company is a locally-owned employment services company that matches qualified candidates with Hawaii companies.

The Kahului location focuses on recruitment for office, technical, medical and industrial jobs.


LEED CREDENTIAL. Architect Morgan Gerdel of Architectural Design & Construction Inc. of Maui recently earned a Leadership in Energy &

Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes credential, identifying him as an architect with expertise in the design and construction of healthy, durable homes that use fewer resources and produce less waste, a news release said.

The specialty denotes practical knowledge in the LEED for Homes rating system.

Architectural Design & Construction is an award-winning residential design-build firm on Maui, specializing in residential construction and renovations.


BEER AWARDS. Maui Brewing Co. recently was honored with seven medals for beers entered at the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Fest, the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition and the U.S. Open Beer Championship.

The beers that won awards include, CoCoNut PorTeR, the company’s flagship beer; Bikini Blonde Lager and Mana Wheat. The company’s limited release beer Liquid Breadfruit also won an award.

The company is establishing a new production facility in Kihei and has a brewery and canning facility in Lahaina.