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John Kirkpatrick, LEED AP

Senior Socio-Economic Analyst

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago
M.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago
B.A., Anthropology, Princeton


LEED Accredited Professional


Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance
Family Education Centers of Hawaii, Inc.

John has over 21 years of experience providing socio-economic impact assessments and market studies for residential, resort, sports, industrial and commercial projects. His feasibility studies have covered assessment of proposed and competing projects, cost projections, return and risk factors, alternatives and financing. He works closely with planners to develop feasible alternatives and to refine initial plans to maximize project viability. Recently, he collaborated on the feasibility study for Vista Field in Kennewick, helping to shape mixed-use alternatives that would yield the highest and best use of the site for the City of Kennewick. His LEED work focuses on life-cycle costing and sustainment. He conducts community planning, housing-related, and policy studies for public agencies as well as private sector clients.

Key Projects: 
  • Economic and Social Impact Studies, Ford Island Redevelopment EIS, Oahu
  • Economic and Social Impact, Base Closure, Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Oahu
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station Base Closure Master Plan: research, facilitation and planning for economic redevelopment, education and social services
  • Socio-Economic XX Act Studies, Oahu
  • Large-Capacity Inter-island Ferry EIS, Statewide Hawaii
  • Assessment of Reserve Housing Regulations in the Mauka District, Kaka`ako, for Hawaii Community Development Authority
  • Central Oahu Sustainable Communities Plan Review
  • Feasibility study of investment in manufactured housing for Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Program evaluations of community-based economic development and Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund for Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Kahului Commercial Harbor 2030 Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Maui
  • Regional economic report for Kalaeloa Master Plan, Oahu
  • Market and Economic Impact of Keauhou Mauka development. Included testimony before land Use Commission, for Bishop Holding Corporation
  • Historical study of the cost of doing business in Hawaii, analyzing the relative impact of increases in lease rents and other factors, prepared for the Commercial Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools, and included in KS's submittal to the Legislative Reference Bureau
  • Socio-economic assessment and participation in market planning for Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park, Oahu
  • Socio-economic assessment and market studies for "Ball Field at Kapolei" baseball facility, Oahu
  • Cost-benefit analysis, Facilities at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Camp Smith, Oahu
  • Socio-economic assessment, Keahole Generating Plant Reclassification, Island of Hawaii
  • Socio-economic impact assessment, Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Expansion, follow-up research on community relations and benefits
  • Survey and real property analyses in study of the impact of transient vacation rentals, Maui County.
  • Statistical analyses of impacts of locally unwanted land uses on property values: used in successful actions before State Land Use Commission.
  • Resale trend analysis of affordability in the housing market.
  • Socio-Economic Forecast for Maui County Community Plan Areas: model revision, update and training.
  • Market Study, Kakaako Makai Redevelopment Concept Plan, Oahu
  • Economic Impact of Pearl City Home Depot, Oahu; testimony before City Council
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Hawaii's Harbors