January 28, 2019: I helped my out-of-state clients over the last seven days by picking up the keys for them, meeting the window shade company and also assisted them in managing their furniture and belongings to be delivered today by a local moving company, Island Movers. That being said, Aeo is another amazing product delivered by Howard Hughes and Ward Village. You can truly take an elevator down to the 2nd floor and walk across the parking garage to Whole Foods. You cannot put a dollar amount to the value added by having Whole Foods downstairs. Unbelievable. Also, all the amenities do not disappoint. The weight room and fitness center may be the biggest I have ever seen. They have everything you need even an outdoor crossfit area, which was off limits still when I explored the property. I will be reporting on the rooftop terrace and also taking a couple pictures when I go back to the property next week, but, from what I understand, you have to be escorted by an Aeo employee to gain access to it.
September 18, 2107: Ae'o sales have been very brisk in the last 2 quarters with the project now close to 80% sold. Construction is now on the 25th floor and the project is expected to be complete by December of 2018. Next door, Aalii will begin sales soon and next door to that will be the proposed rail station that will link Ala Moana center to the 2nd city of Kapolei. Overall, I feel Ae'o is a great investment if you are looking to purchase a highly sought after and prestigious condominium in the internationally-acclaimed neighborhood of Ward Village in Kakaako, without breaking your wallet. I recently represented a 2-bedroom buyer who told me the reason for buying was because of the "quality anchor tenant, Whole Foods, and the large 2-story flagship store that will be adjacent to the tower."
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Here is an edited version of my blog post from 2-years ago:
Hit the elevator button from your ocean view unit (all units have at least a partial ocean view) located at Ae'o at 1001 Queen St. in the heart of Ward Village and it opens into the private entrance of Whole Foods' 2-story flagship Honolulu store. Hit the elevator button again and you are taken 400 ft. above the ground to the rooftop terrace where you are hosting a cocktail party of 25 of your closest friends as you look out over the Pacific Ocean and the evening sunset.
Hit the elevator button again and you are on the 7th floor recreation deck with amenities that include: private movie theater, workout areas, family recreation area, lap pool, 3 guest suites, and the list goes on...
Howard Hughes and their vision of Ward Village is absolutely astounding. Ae'o will offer what the Developer has been lacking in its first 3 releases (Anaha, Waiea, Gateway Towers), moderately priced units! Moving slightly away from the luxury/ultra-luxury condos, Ae'o pricing is slightly lower with the remaining 1-bedrooms starting at $800k and 2-bedrooms at about $1.2 million.
All in all, Ae'o will contain 466 units on 31 residential floors. There will be over 60,000 sq.ft. of commercial space and over 1,300 parking stalls, with the tower residents having their own parking entrance. To cap it off, Ward Village was recently named by Architectural Digest as the 2017 Planned Neighborhood of the Year and Ae'o has definitely benefited.
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All photos courtesy of Howard Hughes Corporation and Ward Village Properties, LLC.
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John Gephart's passion is Oahu real estate. He eats, sleeps and breathes real estate. Born in Honolulu and having lived here for much of his life, John has seen first-hand the changing urban landscape of Honolulu and its suburbs and is excited to share his knowledge of Oahu's neighborhoods with those he meets. As a former project sales team member of 423-unit Keauhou Place in Kakaako, he is very familiar with the intricacies of project sales and is well-versed in the public reports, condominium documents and contracts that local Hawaii developers present to interested buyers. He has also been recognized as a top agent at Locations Hawaii (formerly Prudential Locations), having earned the prestigious Chairman's Circle Gold award, the Diamond Producer Award ($500k in GCI) and Client Service Award multiple times. He has also been nominated for the Aloha 'Aina Award Program and recognized in Honolulu Magazine's "Best in Real Estate" as well as nationally recognized in Real Trends "The Thousand" in 2018. He enjoys creating a positive, fun and rewarding experience for all of his clients. For more details on Koula or other new projects in Honolulu, please contact John at 808.203.7424 or by email at John@UrbanOahu.com. Click here for our Testimonials!