Creative Counseling: Preserving the Hawaii Opera Theatre (Case Study) (John Child & Company, Inc. )
BACKGROUND IN MAY 2010, Karen Char, CRE, president, John Child & Company, Inc. and Christine Camp, CRE, president and CEO of Avalon Group, LLC, both of Honolulu, were honored by The Counselors of Real Estate[R] with the 2010 James Felt Creative Counseling Award for their work developing and implementing a long-term real estate strategy for the Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) in Honolulu. Their work enabled HOT to continue to produce outstanding opera performances and nationally recognized educational programs in Hawaii. The Felt Award recognizes credentialed members of The Counselors of Real Estate whose work most exemplifies excellence and ingenuity in real estate counseling resulting in far-reaching and long-term benefits to a community and its citizens. The following case study describes the process through which HOT was able to turn a liability into an asset.