Hoʻokuleana LLC was founded in 2007 by Peter Young who serves as President. Jennifer Barra serves as Vice President.
Our activities have generally fallen into the following broad categories:
- Planning (master planning, as well as component plans (i.e. habitat restoration, habitat conservation plan, sustainability plan, market and marketing strategies, etc))
- Environmental Review (EA/EIS preparation and assistance, etc)
- Permitting and Entitlement (CDUA, Land Use Commission, County permitting, etc)
- Dealing with Governmental Agencies (County, State and Federal, including DLNR)
- Outreach and Support (strategizing and garnering support for projects, public relations, etc)
We bring strong and extensive background and experience from a variety of perspectives. These broad and diverse qualifications include my involvement as:
- Director/Chairperson of the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Chairperson of the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM)Cabinet member in State Government appointed by Governor Linda Lingle – DLNR is a multi-faceted, multi-focused statewide department with a $100-million operating budget and 900-employees, responsible for Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources, including public lands, water resources, ocean waters, state parks, coastal programs, forests and wildlife.
- Deputy Managing Director, Hawaiʻi County Cabinet member in County Government appointed by Mayor Harry Kim – As third highest administrative position in Hawaiʻi County government, responsibilities included island-wide organization and supervision over the administrative functions of all agencies and departments in the County, with a $205-million operating budget and over 2,000-employees.
- In addition to Chairing the Land Board and Water Commission, Peter Young served as the State Historic Preservation Officer, served on the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and Board of Agriculture and several others Boards and Commissions.
- 30-years in private real estate-related businesses (sales, property management, consulting (planning, market analysis and feasibility studies,) and appraisal).
- Born & raised in Hawaiʻi (roots are deep in Hawaiʻi – great-great-great grandfather was Hiram Bingham, 1820; grandfather and his brothers formed Young Brothers, 1900).
- Wide range of involvement with and support from Community, Environmental and Native Hawaiian constituencies.