Jeff Dinsmore Joins MacNaughton & Kobayashi Ventures


Pacific Business News -- Jeff Dinsmore has been named president of MKC Management, a joint venture between The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group, to develop three new "lifestyle" shopping centers in Hawaii.

The centers are planned for Kapolei, Kona and Maui.

Dinsmore most recently was vice president of development for the Hawaii region of General Growth Properties, the nation's second largest owner of malls, whose Hawaii properties include Ala Moana Center, Victoria Ward Ltd. and Hilo's Prince Kuhio Plaza.

Dinsmore was responsible for the design and planning of the new Ward Village Shops mixed-use project anchored by Whole Foods, and for the Nordstrom expansion of Ala Moana Center. Before that he was the chief financial officer of Victoria Ward Ltd. and oversaw the development of the Ward Entertainment Center, Nordstrom Shoes at Ward Centre, Nordstrom Rack and the redevelopment of several other Ward properties.

MacNaughton and Kobayashi previously teamed up to develop the Hokua residential project that opened last year, and are currently developing Capitol Place, a mixed-use high rise in downtown Honolulu.

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