In September 2012, the Trust acquired the 12-acre, ocean-front Wainaku Executive Center, one of East Hawai‘i’s prime properties, from C. Brewer & Co. The Trust’s Board envisions for this culturally and environmentally significant property to contribute to the well-being of Hilo and its surrounding communities as a vibrant anchor point.
As such it will be supportive of community-oriented business, tourism, art and initiative. With expansive views of Hilo Bay, manicured grounds, and a black sand beach, located less than a mile north of Hilo‘s Singing Bridge, Wainaku Executive Center once served as headquarters for C. Brewer & Co., one of the oldest companies in Hawai‘i and part of a group that owned most of the sugarcane industry. C. Brewer & Co. formally dissolved in the mid-2000s.
While the 12-acre Center was on the market, it graciously housed various tenants, including the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy. A 1.37-acre mauka parking lot with easy shuttle access is part of the property. Wainaku Ventures LLC plans to use the grounds as a destination location for weddings, business meetings, and local events. After renovations, which will begin immediately, the beautifully designed 12,000-square-foot two-story building will also host an artist gallery.
Contact Person: Margaret Stanley
Phone: (808) 930-9870