Pupukahi Development, LLC is a diversified development company working on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii in the development of residential and commercial properties. Its breadth of experience and knowledge comes from its partner, Kali Watson, President and CEO of Hawaiian Community Development (HCD), who is intimately involved in the islands and the communities that represent the “Aloha Spirit.” Pupukahi’s focus is to develop properties that remain true to native Hawaiians in helping maintain and grow its valuable assets within their communities through partnerships and collaborative efforts. It follows HCD’s express mission of supporting and promoting housing, community, and economic development projects that benefit families living in the Hawaiian Home Lands communities throughout the state of Hawaii. From providing affordable workforce, Kapuna, family and student housing to developing commercial centers that directly benefit the local community, Pupukahi is committed to giving back to the Hawaiian community.


Pupukahi Development, LLC is currently developing and constructing a 6 acre commercial center located in Nanakuli, HI on the island of Oahu known as Nanakuli Village Center of which some of the tenants include: Long’s/CVS, Fresenius, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Super Cuts, L & L Barbeque and Pizza Hut.

Recent Projects

Nanakuli Village


Mahinakai Apartments is a 48 unit affordable family apartment development located on the Waianae Coast of West Oahu. Each unit will be made affordable with the use of state and federal tax credits obtained through an awarding of tax credit allocations from HHFDC. Its residents will be comprised of families earning 60% and below the Area Median Income. Mahinakai Apartments will be patterned after Hawaiian Community Development’s “Hale Makana Apartments” located in Nanakuli, HI on the island of Oahu.

Kali Watson, President & CEO of Hawaiian Community Development, Managing Member

Christopher M. Flaherty, Managing Member

Anthony M. Barkett, Managing Member

Contact Us

Kali Watson
(808) 282-5991

Chris Flaherty
(209) 483-8105

Anthony Barkett
(209) 609-7745

Steve Sofos
(808) 522-5999

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