Honolulu, Hawaii — In the summer of 2018, a man named Josh Maui walked into a luxury hotel in Honolulu, a sprawling city of nearly 11 million people, and walked out with an island, a villa and a castle.
Josh Maui, who has been called a “king of Hawaiian luxury” and “king prince” for his ability to get away with luxury and profiteering off the island, sold the island for $4.8 million.
Maui’s $4 million purchase of the Samuelson Island, a massive, 19-hectare (34-acre) island in Hawaii’s central lagoon, was part of a wave of luxury property deals that began in the early 1990s, and continues to this day.
In 2005, the Honolulu Board of Supervisors approved the sale of a $7.2 million mansion on the island that would be used as a restaurant and hotel.
In 2013, a group of Japanese companies bought the Samuielson Islands for $1.9 million.
Last year, the city of Honolulu sold an 868-square-foot mansion on an island that was used for a sports arena for the Japanese baseball team, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
In the past decade, Hawaii has become one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets, with prices for properties ranging from $9 million to $1 billion.
Some of these properties, such as the Samuaelson Islands, are among the most expensive in the world.
The average price for a property in Honolulu is $2.6 million.
But in the last decade, the Hawaiian real estate market has also been severely affected by the financial crisis.
The crisis has impacted the market in a number of ways.
As a result of the recession, property values have plunged across the island and the number of listings has dropped, according to Real Estate Boards of Hawaii.
In addition, the economy has been hit by a severe shortage of rental housing.
The state has had a shortage of about 100,000 rental housing units.
Hawaii is also facing a shortage in housing.
According to a 2016 survey, the state is short 5.5 percent of the available housing units and has about 10,000 vacant housing units, which are currently underutilized.
“We are trying to figure out how to balance the need for rental housing and the need to be able to attract and retain good-paying jobs,” said David Hockley, the secretary of the Board of Realtors.
“And to do that, we’re trying to be smart with the supply and demand in the market.”
The Samuels are among a number properties on the Hawaiian island of Maui that have been purchased for as much as $4,000,000.
One of those properties, Maui’s villa on Samuel Island, is now the subject of a class action lawsuit, claiming that it is not the real estate that Maui sold, but rather, it is Maui and his company that is selling it for $3.8 to $5.5 million.
In 2016, Mauis lawsuit was settled with a $250,000 payout to a plaintiff who claims that the Samurilas real estate is not worth what Maui is selling, and is being sold on the secondary market as a villas estate for $8 million or less.
Mauis lawsuit also alleges that the sale is fraudulent, and that the buyer is the real property, and Maui himself is a member of the group of buyers that are selling the Samuinels property.
The sale was first reported by the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Maei, a Hawaiian billionaire, was named in the lawsuit by a man known only as the “Jerk” who bought the villa for $6.5,000 from a group known as “The Jungle.”
The buyer is not Maui or his group.
According to Maui in a statement, he was unaware that his sale was being used as leverage to get a higher price.
The sale of the island is part of an ongoing wave of sales and real estate deals in Hawaii that have seen more than $50 billion in transactions over the past few years.
In February, the New York Times reported that the sales of properties to foreign companies and celebrities in Hawaii have skyrocketed over the last several years, and they represent a $100 billion market.
In January, the Times reported on a number other properties that have sold for more than a million dollars, including a $15 million mansion and a $3 million villa at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Kauai.