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Did a City Council member create legal risks by suggesting the council might deny a development permit if the condos were sold to Chinese buyers?
The council considers a bill Wednesday to give developers a break on zoning laws if they sell almost a third of their units as affordable housing.
A recent change in securities law allows companies to offer stocks and bonds through Kickstarter-like websites.
A developer is using a federal cash-for-green card investment program designed for economically distressed areas to finance a condominium project near Ala Moana Center.
Critics say the the proposed 30% increase would leave Honolulu with one of the highest hotel tax rates in the country.
Firms connected to the mainland like to evoke Hawaii in their marketing. Many have island origins, but have found it’s hard to expand here.