Our dynamic project team has considered every detail to enhance the lifestyle of Kuilei Place residents.

Kuilei Place exterior of buildings

Developer & Capital Partner

Kobayashi Group & BlackSand Capital (2599 Kapi‘olani, LLC)

The first seeds for Kobayashi Group were planted in the 1950s by Albert C. Kobayashi, who operated a small construction company in Honolulu. In 1997, Kobayashi Group was formed under the leadership of several members of the Kobayashi ‘ohana. Since then, the firm has produced projects totaling more than $4.7 billion, including residential and resort communites, Kūkiʻo Golf & Beachclub, Park Lane, Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort, Hokua, ONE Ala Moana, and Capitol Place. Kobayashi Group has partnered with Hawaiʻi specialist real estate private equity firm BlackSand Capital, founded in 2010 by another Kobayashi family member, to bring Kuilei Place to life.

Steve at Kuilei Place


Design Partners Incorporated

Steve Teves | Principal

With a list of accolades and inspired architectural projects to its name, Design Partners Incorporated (DPI) masterfully blends innovation with a refined approach. For more than four decades, DPI has played a key role in shaping Hawaiʻi's built environment.

Holly at Kuilei Place
Britney at Kuilei Place

Interior Design

Philpotts Interiors

Holly Boling Ruiz, ASID, IIDA | Partner
Britney Gildea | Project Designer

As one of the most respected interior design firms in the Islands, Philpotts Interiors has been defining Hawai‘i's collective aesthetic for decades. Having written the book on Hawaiian design and interiors, Philpotts brings an authentic and considered approach to every project.

Kelly at Kuilei Place

Art Advisor

Kelly Sueda

Residential Art Consultant

A leading art consultant and pivotal member of Honolulu’s art community, Kelly Sueda has brought to life numerous collections, exhibits, and installations worldwide. With a focus on helping clients procure a collection that suits their tastes, Sueda is known for mixing international blue-chip art with compelling works by local artists.

Jennifer at Kuilei Place

Landscape Architect

Walters Kimura Motoda

Jennifer Matsumura | Project Manager

Founded in the 1950s, Walters Kimura Motoda has created innovative landscapes across Hawai‘i for generations. By harnessing the unique opportunities of the land and vegetation that surround every project, the firm has designed many of Honolulu’s premier gathering spaces, while remaining mindful of the environment and working to find sustainable solutions.