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Feb 04, 2015

Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust welcomes Michael Shibata as development manager

HONOLULU, February 4, 2015 – Michael Shibata has joined the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust as manager of development, according to LeeAnn Crabbe, vice president for the Trust.

Mr. Shibata is responsible for development activities within the Trust’s real estate holdings, with a particular focus on the Trust’s Keahuolū master planning efforts in Kailua-Kona.

Previously, Mr. Shibata served as vice president/project manager for Stanford Carr Development, LLC where he oversaw the development and construction of single-family and multi-family projects.  Prior to Stanford Carr, Mr. Shibata worked as an associate/planner at PBR Hawaii & Associates, Inc., evaluating development opportunities and overseeing the preparation and processing of entitlements, environmental compliance, design guidelines, site assessments, sustainability plans, and long-range development plans.

Mr. Shibata is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Political Science.  He will complete the Executive Masters of Business Administration program at UH Mānoa in May.

Shibata currently holds several statewide leadership roles and serves on the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders executive committee and as the Treasurer of the American Planning Association – Hawaii Chapter. He has also assisted the Pūʻa Foundation and served on the American Heart Association of Hawaii’s Black Tie and Blue Jeans executive leadership team. 

About Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust

The Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust was established by Hawaiʻi’s last ruling monarch, the beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani.  Her Deed of Trust, executed in 1909, directs that the Queen’s lands be utilized to serve and provide for orphan and destitute children in perpetuity.  The core Trust assets include some 6,400 acres of land, the majority in Kona.  Outreach to beneficiaries is delivered through the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center, established in 1933.


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