David C. Farmer, Successor-Trustee vs. Harmon
(Formerly Woo vs. Harmon & Nicholson vs. Harmon)
CV05-00030 DAE KSC
U.S. District Court For the District of Hawaii
Judges: David A. Ezra; Kevin S. Chang
Chairman of The MacNaughton Group/Poseiden Properties, Inc.; principal developer and/or owner of properties including Ainamalu residential subdivision, Kaanapali Royal resort condominiums, Costco Center at Bougainville Industrial Park, Pali Momi Medical Center, Waikele Center and Maui Marketplace, and the exclusive developer for Kmart Corporation's stores in Hawaii; Board of Advisers, Sennet Capital; Director at Maui Land & Pineapple Company Inc; Trustee, The Nature Conservancy.
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BIO: DUNCAN MacNAUGHTON is founding partner and Chairman of The MacNaughton Group. In recent years, he has focused on the development of retail properties.
Between 1989 and 1997, he either owned or developed for his own account in excess of 1,800,000 s.f. of GLA in the state of Hawaii, including the development of Waikele Center (725,000 s.f. of GLA), Hawaii’s premier value center, in partnership with Richard W. Gushman II, and the development of Maui Marketplace (over 300,000 s.f. of GLA), a value-oriented center in Kahului, Maui. Mr. MacNaughton began his real estate development career in 1967 when he joined the Dillingham Corporation’s property development department. During his three years at Dillingham, he assisted in numerous residential condominium projects, as well as the management of Ala Moana Shopping Center and several smaller retail centers on Oahu.
In 1970, he joined the McCormack Corporation, where he was responsible for numerous residential developments on Oahu and the neighbor islands.
In 1975, he joined forces with Richard W. Gushman II to form their own real estate firm, Gushman MacNaughton. For the next ten years, they worked on a variety of real estate and investment projects. They opened separate offices in 1985 and continue to own and invest in projects jointly....
Mr. MacNaughton was born in Portland, Oregon in 1944. In 1938, the MacNaughton family moved to Hawaii, at which time Duncan MacNaughton’s father, Boyd MacNaughton, assumed the Presidency of Dole Pineapple. In 1956, his father assumed the Presidency of C. Brewer and Company, one of Hawaii’s premier sugar companies. Duncan MacNaughton attended Punahou School, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and Colorado College. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Punahou School, La Pietra School for Girls, and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. He also serves on the Board of several for-profit companies.
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New Discovey (11-18-08): More conflicts of interests with Faye Kurren, Judge Barry Kurren, David Cole, Maui Land & Pineapple, Steven Case, Dan Case, Suzanne Case, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, Bishop Museum, OHA, Peter Savio, The Peregrine Fund, Henry Paulson, Goldman Sachs, Colbert Matsumoto, Haunani Apoliona, Judith Neustadter Fuqua, David C. Farmer, etc.
October 17, 2008
Duncan MacNaughton Tapped to Lead Nature Conservancy Board
Conservancy Well-Positioned to "Usher in New Era of Conservation"
HONOLULU, HI — Duncan MacNaughton, founding partner and chairman of The MacNaughton Group, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, the organization announced today.
MacNaughton, who has served on the Conservancy’s board since 1994, succeeds David Cole, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Maui Land & Pineapple Co., Inc., who chaired the Hawai‘i Board for the past four years.
“It is with great pleasure that I pass the reins of the Conservancy’s Hawai‘i program to Duncan McNaughton,” Cole said. “I have great respect for Duncan’s commitment to Hawai‘i and the thoughtful, strategic approach he brings to conservation. His knowledge and leadership will ensure the success of the Conservancy’s mission for years to come.”
MacNaughton was raised in the islands and attended Punahou School and Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy. He graduated from Colorado College and began a career in real estate development in 1967 with the Dillingham Corporation.
As chairman of The MacNaughton Group, he has been involved in developing a variety of successful Hawaii-based retail and condominium properties around the State and all Blockbuster, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and P.F. Chang locations in the islands. In addition to The Nature Conservancy, he serves on the boards of Punahou School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
“The Conservancy has been fortunate throughout its history to have board chairs who are deeply committed to conservation and to the overall betterment of Hawai‘i,” said Suzanne Case, the Hawai‘i Program's Executive Director. “Duncan MacNaughton continues a tradition started by Sam Cooke and carried forward by Bill Mills, Jeff Watanabe and David Cole. He will be a tremendous asset both for our organization and conservation statewide.”
During Cole’s tenure, the Conservancy partnered with Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. to create the State’s third largest private nature preserve at spectacular Wainiha Valley on Kaua‘i; initiated fellowship programs in both forest and marine conservation to train the next generation of conservation leaders in Hawai‘i; and developed new innovative conservation tools, including remote sensing cameras to map invasive weeds on Kaua‘i, and the “Super Sucker” underwater vacuum cleaner to remove alien algae from coral reefs. In addition, the Conservancy established a research station on Palmyra Atoll where the world’s leading scientists can study climate change, disappearing coral reefs and other global threats.
“The Conservancy is well positioned to continue advancing the cause of conservation, especially during this time of uncertainty and change,” MacNaughton said. “Energy use, sustainability and climate change have become global priorities. Now more than ever, it is critical to have strong environmental leadership. The Conservancy’s proven track record of success puts us in a key position to usher in this new era of conservation.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.
Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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July 9, 2007
Liliuokalani board taps Asam
to be new trustee
David Peters, who is retiring, praises the board's pick
of the veteran educator
The board of trustees of the Queen Lili'uokalani Trust has nominated Claire Asam to replace trustee David Peters, who is retiring.
Asam's name will be submitted to the Probate Court, according to trust officials. If approved, she would be one of three trustees overseeing assets -- mostly land -- valued at $386 million and programs to help destitute and orphaned children.
Asam has been the president of the trust's program division since 1999. Prior to that, she was an educator for 25 years with the Kamehameha Schools, where she was also named a distinguished alumna. Asam also has a master's degree and Ph.D. in education from the University of Hawaii.
"Claire is a fine, fine person and she will do well," Peters said in a news release. "I look forward to helping her achieve a seamless transition."
Board Chairman Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. said: "Claire has impeccable credentials. She has devoted her life to the education and care of our Hawaiian and other children."
The Lili'uokalani Trust was established by Hawaii's last monarch with her family lands to help orphaned and destitute children, with a preference given to native Hawaiian children.
According to its 2005 annual report, the trust directly served 5,185 children and indirectly reached 25,101 children through its programs and at the Queen Lili'uokalani children's centers.
The trust distributed $16.7 million in 2006 for charitable purposes. It owns 6,500 acres of land, including property in Waikiki that generates lease rental income.
Most of the trust's land is on the Big Island. The trust is planning a major development in Kailua-Kona with the MacNaughton Group and the Kobayashi Group involving 3,500 acres and a proposed shopping center called Kona Commons, according to a trust spokeswoman.
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July 30, 2005
Governor Lingle Participates in
The Governor joined the Department of Defense and a private-owned, Hawai`i-based development firm, the MacNaughton Group at a landmark groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the Moanalua Shopping Center. The new project, a first-time lease agreement between the DOD and the private sector, will consolidate several Navy facilities on and around Pearl Harbor into a single location, while maintaining commercial space for shopping, dining and community activities.
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October 2003 Feature - Hawaii Business Cover Story
Hawaii’s Powerbrokers (List)
2) Daniel Inouye
3) Linda Lingle
4) Calvin Say
5) Michael O'Neill
7) Warren Haruki
10) Jeffrey Watanabe
1) Walter Dods
2) Michael O'Neill
3) Jeffrey Watanabe
4) Warren Haruki
5) Constance Lau
6) Duncan MacNaughton
7) Colbert Matsumoto
8) Bert Kobayashi
9) W. Allen Doane
10) H. Mitchell D'Olier
1) Daniel Inouye
2) Linda Lingle
3) Calvin Say
4) Robert Bunda
5) Neil Abercrombie
6) Jeremy Harris
7) Harry Kim
8) Walter Dods
9) Daniel Akaka
10) Colleen Hanabusa
1) Walter Dods
2) Alvin Awaya
3) Colbert Matsumoto
4) Constance Lau
5) June Jones
6) Kelvin Taketa
7) Duane Kurisu
8) Ruth Ono
9) Evan Dobelle
10) Wayne Cordeiro
SEVEN TO WATCH
Richard C. Lim
State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim
U.S. Rep. Ed Case
State Rep. Brian Schatz
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Duncan MacNaughton is expected to testify regarding his business, professional and personal relationships with Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate; Hamilton McCubbin; Colleen Wong; Linda Lingle; Warren Luke; Stanley Hong; Evan Dobelle; Walter A. Dods, Jr.; David Cole; Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc; Boyd MacNaughton; C. Brewer & Co.; Brewer Environmental Services; Robert Katz; Linda Lingle; James “Kimo” Apana; Oprah Winfrey; Maui County Planning Commission; Martin Luna; Judith Neustadter Fuqua; George Ariyoshi; Peter Savio; The Maui Marketplace; Alexander & Baldwin; Amfac/JMB; Bert Kobayashi; James Pflueger; Dan Inouye; Jeffrey Case; Ed Case; Steve Case; Suzanne Case; The Nature Conservancy; Faye Kurren; Stanley Hong; Wayne Minami; Jean Rolles; Colbert Matsumoto; Franklin Tokioka; Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources; Hawaiian Insurance Companies; Hawaii Electric Co.; CB Richard Ellis; Marsh & McLennan; Ka`u Agribusiness; Mary Lou Woo, Queen Liliuokalani Trust; Claire Asam; Colbert Kalama; James Nicholson; David Farmer; David Fairbanks, Donald Rumsfeld, Mark Polivka, and others to be named upon discovery.
Originally posted December 19, 2005
Last updated November 30, 2008