John M. Knox & Associates, Inc. may work directly with clients, as well as part of a consulting team. Our planning/consulting clients have included many of Hawai‘i’s top firms, as well as national and international organizations. We have also had the privilege of serving some of the community’s most distinguished nonprofit, corporate, and government agencies.

Selected Clients

Our extensive list of clients from the Private, Public and Non-Profit sectors have included:

  • Actus Lend Lease LLC
  • AIRCOA/Kona Village
  • Alpha USA
  • ALU LIKE, Inc.
  • Azabu Group
  • Castle & Cooke Properties, Inc.
  • C. Brewer Properties
  • Campbell Estate
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chalon Hawai’i Ltd.
  • Child and Family Service (Honolulu and Kauai’i)
  • Creative & Response Research Services, Inc. (Chicago)
  • Finance Realty
  • Foodland Supermarkets
  • Forest City Commercial Group
  • General Growth Properties, Ltd.
  • Guam Visitors Bureau
  • Hamakua Sugar Company
University of Guam

Honolulu City & County:
  •     Building Dept.
  •     Dept. of Housing and Community Development  
  •     Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  •     Dept. of Planning and Permitting
Hawai’i State:
  •     DBEDT Business Services Division
  •     DBEDT Energy Division
  •     DBEDT Film Industry Branch
  •     DBEDT Housing Finance & Development Corp.
  •     DBEDT Office of Planning/CZM Program
  •     Dept. of Education
  •     Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands
  •     Dept. of Health
  •     Dept of Human Services (JOBS Program)
  •     DHS, Housing & Community Development Corp.
  •     Dept. of Labor & Industrial Relations
  •     Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (Parks)
  •     Governor's Office of Children and Youth
  •     Hawai’i Performance Partnerships Board (Gov.’s Office)
  •     Hawai’i Tourism Authority
  •     Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
  • Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI)
  • Hawaiian Trust Company
  • Hemmeter Properties
  • Honfed Properties
  • Kailua Bay Advisory Council
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Kapahulu Community Center
  • Kaua’i Economic Development Board
  • Kuilima Resort Company
  • Kohala Coast Resort Association
  • Kohala Ranch
  • Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts, L.P.
  • Lanakila Rehabilitation Center
  • Maui County Planning Dept.
  • Mauna Kea Properties
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Inc.
  • Mokūle‘ia Development Corp.
  • Mokūle‘ia Land Company
  • Nansay Hawai’i, Inc.
  • North Kona Development Corp.
  • Obayashi Hawai’i Corp.
  • Ocean Thermal Corp.
  • Pacific Standard Life Company
  • Palace Development Corp.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Princeville Development Corp.
  • Queen Lili’uokalani Childrens Center
  • Queen Lili’uokalani Trust
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels
  • Sazale Group USA
  • Stanford Carr Development, LLC
  • Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc.
  • Thermal Power Company
  • Urban Land Institute, Hawai‘i District
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu
  • U.S. Army Support Command, Hawai’i
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
  • UH College of Business Administration
  • UH Social Science Research Institute              
  • UH Vice President for University Relations
  • Urban Land Institute, Honolulu Chapter
  • Waikīkī Improvement Association
  • Waikoloa Resort/Transcontinental
  • Zions Securities


Project specific collaboration with Planning / Consulting Firms such as
  • Bechtel
  • Belt Collins Hawai’i
  • CH2M Hill
  • Eugene Dashiell, AICP
  • Decision Analysts Hawai’i, Inc.
  • Earthplan
  • FAQ Hawai‘i, Inc.
  • Sidney Fuke, Planner
  • Group 70 International, Inc.
  • Helber, Hastert & Fee, Planners
  • ICF International, Inc.
  • Market Trends Pacific, Inc.
  • Mattson Sunderland Research & Planning
  • Merrill & Associates (Guam)

  • OmniTrak Group, Inc.
  • PBR Hawai’i
  • Plan Pacific, Inc.
  • Q-Mark Research & Polling
  • SMS Research and Marketing
  • TEC, Inc.
  • R.M. Towill Corporation
  • Traverse Group, International
  • TRW Inc.
John M. Knox at Tinian Suicide Cliff MemorialJohn M. Knox on Tinian.


Norman Quon, former Kuilima Resort project manager: "The cornerstone of our Kuilima Resort Master Plan was capturing the essence of the North Shore Community. John was the key planner in helping us weave this complex set of neighboring groups together from Hale`iwa to Ka‘a‘awa.

"John gave us excellent professional studies and testimony. But what I really valued was his ability to work long-term with the community to create a real program in allowing them to be an integral part of the resort's development. The result was lots of local buy-in and potential positioning of Kuilima to be a very unique and special place."

Jeff Overton, Chief Environmental Planner, Group 70 International: "John Knox was essential to the success of the Waialua Town Master Plan. He was very effective in helping Group 70 engage the leaders of this challenged rural community in a reasoned discussion of future change. As a result, the people of Waialua now embrace this award-winning plan, and are taking actions to bring these ideas to life."

Vincent Shigekuni, Vice President, PBR Hawai`i: "John pioneered socio-economic services for land use studies in Hawai`i, and he has diverse skills. His market assessment for our Diamond Head Master Plan resulted in DLNR establishing workable user fees, which are now financing much-needed improvements such as new restrooms."

Peter Apo, Cultural Consultant, current OHA Trustee: "John Knox is an especially competent facilitating consultant for difficult projects that require getting a handle on a lot of moving parts and assembling them all into a finished puzzle that yields useful information for the client. I was particularly impressed with his outstanding job of herding cats in producing the State of Hawai`i Sustainable Tourism Study."

Shirley J. Daniel, Director, Pacific Asian Management Institute, University of Hawaii College of Business: "Our international business education programs require outside assessment to satisfy federal funders and accreditation agencies. Dr. Knox has been extremely helpful in designing and carrying out evaluations to help us stay in compliance and become more competitive in the federal grant process."

DBEDT Contract Evaluation for Sustainable Tourism Study: "All objectives were achieved and in many cases exceeded by [John M. Knox & Associates, Inc.] Contractor was exceptionally dedicated, competent and flexible."