Our Team

Our team’s experience, nimble operating structure, and strong long-term relationships with strategic partners, financial institutions, and third-party consultants, enable us to transform visionary ideas into reality.

Chris Deuchar

Chris Deuchar

Managing Principal

Chris is the Managing Principal of Form Partners LLC, a real estate development, investment, and management company based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and has over 25 years of commercial real estate development and investment experience.

Chris is responsible for all of Form Partners’ investment, development, and operational activities. Prior to Form Partners, Chris founded U.S. Pacific Development LLC; a Honolulu-based Real Estate Development Company. Under Chris’ leadership, Form Partners and U.S. Pacific Development combined have developed over 400 resort, urban residential, and commercial condominiums in the State of Hawai‘i, with a total development cost of more than $200 million. Form Partners has also entitled property allowing for an additional $2B of development costs in the State of Hawai‘i.

Furthermore, between April 2019 – May 2021, as the Senior Director of Planning and Development at Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED), Chris was responsible for leading and managing all the Planning and Development team’s work within CRED’s portfolio of assets (currently valued at approximately $3.5 billion with a 10-year development pipeline of approximately $900 Million).

Chris is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as the Hawai‘i District Chair in 2017 and 2018, and is a member of the Urban Development Mixed-Use (green flight) national product council.

Previously as a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Chris served as a board member and as the President of the Honolulu chapter in 2007. Chris is also an alumnus of the Pacific Century Fellowship program, class of 2007, and a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens’ Academy, class of 2008.

Chris serves on the board of directors for Hale Kipa (House of Friendliness), where he acts as the co-chair for the annual giving committee and the facilities committee. Hale Kipa is a fully accredited, non-profit social services agency that annually serves over 2,000 of Hawai‘i’s at-risk youth and their families.

Raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and Orange County California, Chris received his B.A. in Economics from Colorado State University, which he attended on a full athletic scholarship.

Michael Saines

Michael Saines

Principal, Director of Development

Mr. Saines is a Principal and Director of Development at Form Partners. Michael co-manages all aspects of the firm’s development pipeline, from acquisition through design and construction, including its affordable housing joint venture projects with Highridge Costa in Hawaiʻi.

Mr. Saines is a seasoned real estate professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets, structured finance, business development, real estate development, and planning. Michael began his career in finance as an options trader on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in New York. Michael later managed proprietary derivative trading and arbitrage books for Merrill Lynch and Citadel Investments in Tokyo and became a partner at Toji Trading Group.

After moving to Honolulu in 2012, Michael transitioned to real estate development and joined Form Partners as a senior financial analyst and project manager.  In 2018 he joined Avalon Development Group as Chief Financial Officer, where he worked on strategic planning, project underwriting, debt structuring, land acquisition, and entitlements, including the $500 million Sky Ala Moana project and the condominium conversion of the $150 million Hale Ka Lae apartments in Hawaii Kai.

In 2020, Michael joined Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division to help manage its $3.5 billion portfolio. At KS, he was responsible for the planning, underwriting, and execution of KS’ Kapaʻakea project, a 6.5-acre mixed-use project in the historic Mōʻiliʻili district of Honolulu, as well as KS’ Waiawa project, a 12,000-home Master Planned Community in central O’ahu.

Michael received a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also holds certifications from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Business Foundations and the A.CRE Real Estate Accelerator programs. He is a member of ULI and NAIOP and serves on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, where he is the incoming Chair of the Government Affairs Committee.

Emily Davids

Emily Davids

Senior Development Manager

Emily joined Form Partners in 2023 as a Senior Development Manager after nearly a decade of real estate and business experience in Hawai‘i. She is responsible for managing and executing development projects for Form Partners and several affordable housing projects on behalf of Form Partners’ joint venture with Highridge Costa Development.

Before Form Partners, Emily was a Planning and Development Manager with Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Group. She managed several large-scale development projects within its $3.5B commercial portfolio. In addition, Emily has held positions in Hawai‘i with Hunt Development Group as well as Case Lombardi & Pettit focusing on real estate development, construction, transactions, and law.

Emily is an active Urban Land Institute (ULI) member, serving on the Young Leader Executive Committee (Chair 2020-2021), and a consistent volunteer for ULI’s Urban Plan program.

Raised in Boulder, Colorado, Emily received her B.A. in Business from Arizona State University with a concentration in sustainability and a certificate in international business.

Juan C. Bonilla

Juan C. Bonilla

Director of Architectural Design

With more than 30 years of architecture design and master planning experience, Juan is the Director of Architectural Design at Form Partners, where he is involved in all aspects of master planning and project design.

Juan’s experience covers the full development cycle from a project’s initial concepts through schematics, DD design, construction documents, and permit sets. Juan has managed the design and overseen the development of several Form Partners projects, including the Ilikai Waikīkī, Cove Waikīkī, Royal Palms Poipu Beach, and the Vanguard Lofts, among others.

Before joining Form Partners, Juan held senior positions with Pacific Atelier International and Fine Builders.

Born, raised, and educated in Colombia, Juan has been a resident of Hawaiʻi since 2001. He received his Architecture Degree from the prestigious University of San Buenaventura in Cali, Colombia, and has acquired additional instruction in master planning and landscape design. As a licensed architect in Colombia, Juan focused on various government and residential projects.   

Juan is an active member of the Colombian National Council of Architects and Engineers and a Board Member of the Aulea Swim Club in Kailua.

Summer Escajeda

Summer Escajeda

Administrative Manager

Summer manages a wide range of administrative duties, project management, and executive support-related tasks. Summer’s skillset is derived from a diverse professional background covering marketing, customer service, business development, and international logistics, managing maritime operations in Japan and Honolulu.  She is also fluent in both written and spoken Japanese.

Summer is an active Hawaii Handweavers Hui member and the Chairperson for First Fridays at the Downtown Art Center.

Raised in Alaska and Hawaiʻi, Summer attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and received a BA in Japanese Language & Literature.

Bill Deuchar

Bill Deuchar

Senior Advisor

William R. “Bill” Deuchar serves as a senior adviser to Form Partners LLC.

In 1974 Mr. Deuchar began his career as a Field Engineer for Charles Pankow and Associates quickly rising to become a Senior Vice President. In 1989, Mr. Deuchar founded U.S. Pacific Construction, Inc./U.S. Pacific Builders, Inc. which combined grew to be one of the top 5 General Contracting companies in the State of Hawai‘i. In 2005 Mr. Deuchar sold U.S. Pacific Construction to The Ledcor Group of Companies, the second-largest contractor in Canada. Over his career Mr. Deuchar has built more than $3B of commercial and residential real estate as either the general contractor and/or the developer.

Mr. Deuchar has also been the Managing Member/Partner in several high-profile development projects in Hawai‘i including The Windsor, the conversion of the 44-story Outrigger Hobron Hotel from 612-hotel rooms to 180-condominiums. Mr. Deuchar was also the Senior Project Director of the Hyatt Regency Waikōloa Resort (currently the Hilton Waikōloa) on behalf of the project’s owner/developers (Pritzker Family, Bass/Boeddeker, Kumagai Gumi, Chris Hemmeter). The $360 million (in 1990 dollars), 1,244-room luxury resort project was at the time the largest hotel development project in the world. In addition, Mr. Deuchar was selected and served as the court-appointed third-party Asset Manager for the Turtle Bay Resort and the Turtle Bay Hotel during ongoing litigation between the ownership partners.

A graduate of Oregon State University, Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Larry Hansen

Senior Advisor & “Director Emeritus"

Mr. Hansen has been a Partner with U.S. Pacific Development LLC and a senior advisor to Form Partners LLC.

Mr. Hansen began his career in 1965 as an accountant with Texaco, Inc. in New York, New York. After Texaco, Mr. Hansen spent ten years with Boise Cascade Corporation, eight of which were in the real estate division, which lead to his transfer to the Transcontinental Corporation with their acquisition of the remaining Boise Cascade Home and Land Corporation real estate portfolio in 1977.

Between 1977 and 1987 Mr. Hansen was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transcontinental while they participated in the acquisition and development of the Botaba Realty Company (Aetna Diversified Properties‘ than remaining real estate inventory, excluding Ponderosa Homes), Harbor Bay Isle (partnership with substantial landholdings in Alameda, California), Lake Las Vegas (Nevada), Lake Arrowhead (California), and the Waikōloa Resort on Hawai‘i’s Kohala Coast which included the Hyatt Regency Waikōloa ($360 million, 1,244-room luxury resort project which at the time was the largest development project in the world).

Since 1987 Mr. Hansen has been principal, partner, investor, and consultant in developing over 2,000 residential units and an industrial/office park in the Nevada and Hawai‘i markets.

Mr. Hansen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration.