New Endeavors – A New Model For Land Development
A confluence of events in land development and capital markets has created the greatest opportunity in generations to conserve the land and retain a realistic residual entitlement. Billions of dollars in raw land is now available to be undeveloped. Millions of acres are ready to be conserved. A perfect alignment is taking place. This is how we build our Legacy. And this is how we honor our future.
Ka’u Kona , Hawaii United States
The Earthkeeper Alliance has been retained to create a conservation undevelopment strategy on the 16,456 acre Ka’u Kona Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property encompasses over 4.5 miles of ocean frontage. It’s home to the largest historical indigenous cultural site in all of the South Pacific. The property was slated for hundred of homes, two hotels, golf courses, thousands of square feet of commercial space. Now with the help of the alliance,, the vast majority will be set aside for conservation and the heritage will be preserved.
Big Sur, California United States CONSERVED
EKA Legacy Partners recently completed the preservation and restoration of the Harlan Ranch in Big Sur California. Before the Alliance acquired the Big Sur Ranch, it was in dismal shape. Toxic waste was dumped throughout the 385-acres. Abandoned cars were left to rust. And the eco system was struggling to sustain life. What was once a majestic area where the Esselen and Salinan Indians lived hundreds of years ago was almost no more. While most developers’ only desire would be to maximize the entitlements, this would not happen. The entire property has now been put into conservation and will forever remain wild. It was sold to a legacy buyer and generated a substantial profit in addition to several million in conservation tax deductions.
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”–Henry David Thoreau, Author and Poet
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”–Edward Abbey, American Writer
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”–Albert Schweitzer, Physician, Philosopher, Organist
“True Leadership is an inner quality as much as an exercise in authority.”–Robert K. Greenleaf, Founder of the Modern Servant Leadership Movement
“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”–Leo Tolstoy , Writer
“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...”–Edward Abbey, American Author
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”–Winston Churchill , British Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
“We have it in our power to begin the world all over again...The birthday of a new world is at hand.”–Thomas Paine , One of the Founding Fathers of the United States