December 2011 Association Meeting 'Empowering local investors to financial freedom'

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Aiea, HI ( November 29, 2011 - Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1st, 2011 - Hawaii Real Estate Investors Association proudly present Gwen Yamamoto Lau is President of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) as our December 2011 Keynote speaker.
"Non-Conventional Financing for Commercial and Multi-Family Real Estate"

o SBA 504 Loans - a product which allows owner/user businesses to
purchase fixed assets (real estate/equipment) with as little as 10% down;
o Affordable Housing Multi-family Loans - long term, below market fixed
rate loans for affordable housing multi-family rental projects; and
o New Markets Tax Credits - A gap financing resource to spur new or
increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects
located in low-income communities

Gwen Yamamoto Lau is President of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC), a 501(c)3 Hawaii non-profit corporation designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Community Development Entity (CDE) by the United States Department of Treasury. HCRC's mission and purpose is to facilitate affordable housing, community development and economic development throughout the state of Hawaii. HCRC accomplishes this by providing consulting services, technical assistance and below market rate, long-term financing for small business owners and for profit and nonprofit affordable housing developers. Since being organized in 1990, HCRC has provided over $198.0 million in resources available to more than 63 affordable rental housing projects containing over 3,300 rental units. As a Certified Development Company, HCRC has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration to source and process SBA 504 loans. Additionally, HCRC has been contracted by the state of Hawaii to administer its GreenSun Hawaii program for energy efficiency/renewable energy financing. Gwen has over 25 years of banking and finance experience as well as a strong commitment of service to our community through her active involvement with nonprofit and charitable organizations. Prior to joining HCRC, Yamamoto Lau served as President of the Hawaii Central Credit Union and Senior Vice President/Regional Manager with Central Pacific Bank. Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, Yamamoto Lau resides on the island of Oahu with her husband and children.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 6:30pm to 9:30p
Japanese Cultural Center
Manoa Grand Ballroom
2454 S. Beretania St. #510
Honolulu, HI 96826

Please reserve your seat today!
For more information, contact Randall Fujinaka, CFO
Phone: 808-368-6548; Email:


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