What We Do

Community Development
We are community informed and collaborate with locals who speak and advocate for the needs of the community. We invite them into the planning process.
Mission-focused Master Planning
We plan our communities to acknowledge the physical, environmental and social infrastructure to support community needs and goals.
Community Land Trust for Workforce Housing
We create structures to retain affordability long-term, partnering with local housing developers and subsidizing land costs to ensure workers have a safe and stable place to live, in perpetuity

Why We Exist

Sharing Connexion Hawai’i is an initiative of Sharing Connexion, a nonprofit with national reach headquartered in Denver, Colorado. In 2021, Sharing Connexion identified the tremendous need for attainable housing in Hawai’i and launched a team on Maui to help with this important work.

Maui County currently has an ambitious and important goal to build 5,000 units of housing between 30 and 140 percent of Area Median Income by 2026. Our goal is to come alongside these efforts to start supporting the development of these workforce housing units.

Download our affordable housing fact sheet to learn about affordable housing needs in Hawai’i.

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Who We Are

Jim Hammett

CEO, Sharing Connexion Hawai’i

Jim leads the management of and oversees the project development work of Sharing Connexion Hawai’i. Jim has forty years of public and private development and construction experience with a specific focus on design-build projects of scale for government and institutional clients; as well as working with community groups developing projects in under-invested communities. His experience includes executive responsibility for strategic planning, project due diligence, negotiating complex contracts, securing entitlements and project completion. He has earned recognition for innovative infrastructure solutions, adaptive reuse of facilities, brownfield restoration, and implementing a successful mentor/protégé program for disadvantaged contractors. Jim continues advising community groups with their strategic planning structure for sustainable economic growth.

Ed Anderson

President, Sharing Connexion and Sharing Connexion Hawai’i

Ed Anderson’s 40+ years of investment experience are founded on a life-long passion for creative real estate and affordable housing solutions. As Connexion Asset Group’s Founder and CEO, he is actively involved in the acquisition of distressed and underperforming properties, defaulted debt instruments, and partnership interests, as well as in structuring transactions involving international joint ventures and entity recapitalizations. Alongside his equity and debt partners, Ed has acquired, managed, financed, recapitalized, or repositioned more than $1B in real estate investment properties during his career. In support of his commitment to affordable housing, Ed founded Sharing Connexion in 2015. Ed holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. He has co-authored white papers on the commercial mortgage market with the University of Denver’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. He is the past chair of the Salvation Army’s real estate committee and a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the University of Denver’s Burns Society for Real Estate and Construction Management.

David Chasnow

Member, Sharing Connexion Hawai’i Board of Managers

David Chasnow is the Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management at Connexion Asset Group. David’s 18+ years of investment experience have applied an innovative and analytical approach to a diverse range of responsibilities at Connexion Asset Group. Drawing upon extensive experience in property and portfolio management, as well as in identifying, analyzing and executing on investment opportunities. Dave is responsible for acquisitions and asset management of Connexion’s portfolio properties. He also cultivates lender and investor relationships to support Connexion’s investments. Prior to Connexion, Dave was an analyst at Archstone, at the time one of the largest investors, developers, and operators of apartment communities in the US. He also worked as an investment principal focused on residential improvement properties in New Orleans. Dave co-authored a white paper titled “Commercial Real Estate Debt Maturities: Shortfall & Implications,” published by the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management in 2009. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver’s Burns School, as well as an undergraduate degree from Tulane University.

Justin Gilmore

Member, Sharing Connexion Hawai’i Board of Managers

Justin Gilmore is the Director of Business Development for Gilmore Construction. He has served in other roles as an Estimator, Project Engineer, and Project Manager in projects totaling over $300 million dollars. Justin has developed long lasting industry relationships within market segments both existing and new. He provides strategic direction for Gilmore Construction, managing, growing, and building the business’s visibility and reputation. Through this process he helps manage, grow, and build customer relations to increase the business’s visibility and reputation. A key part of his role in Gilmore Construction is to not only promote the growth and branding of the company but to support Gilmore Construction’s community outreach. Gilmore Construction values giving back, and Justin is personally engaged in helping small construction businesses with sustainable growth and capacity building.

Jessica Rawson

Member, Sharing Connexion Hawai’i Board of Managers

Jessica joined Merrick Capital in 2019 as Vice President, where she is responsible for the management of existing strategic partnerships and operations as well as identifying and transacting new business opportunities. Prior to joining Merrick Capital, Jessica served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at McWhinney, a Denver-based commercial real estate development firm, where she managed the legal and securities aspects of the organization’s equity syndications, real estate acquisitions, land and asset sales, hotel, joint venture and lease negotiations. Jessica started her career as In-House Counsel at McCord Development, where she focused on the development of Generation Park in Houston, Texas. Jessica holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Florida and earned her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University. She spent a year at the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London. She is a Member of the State Bars of Texas and California. Jessica is also an Active Investor with Thrive Investments, which facilitates the introduction of female entrepreneurs to angel investors interested in capitalizing female-led, privately held companies in the early stages of development.

Advisors and Community Leaders

Announcements coming soon.

Our Commitment and Values

Our Commitment: We will use our community-informed approach of listening and learning from diverse Hawai’ian communities and collaborating with mission-minded partners.


We respect Hawai’i’s cultural history and ecosystem.


We collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders, incorporating equity and inclusion into our work and partnering with community members and experts toward a visionary goal.


We foster trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

Our Partners


You can help create stable homes for Hawai’i’s families. To support this cause, consider partnering with us in this effort by making a donation to Sharing Connexion Hawai’i. You can do so online, or you can mail a check to Sharing Connexion Hawai’i LLC at 1440 Blake St Suite 320 Denver, CO 80202. If you have questions about donating, please contact Jim Hammett.

Contact Us

Sharing Connexion Hawai’i
1135 Makawao Ave Suite 103 #226
Makawao, HI 96768



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