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Hawaii to use seawater to cool state office buildings in Honolulu

The state of Hawaii on Tuesday said it reached a preliminary agreement with Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning to cool seven state office buildings and the state Capitol, a move that could save taxpayers more than $14 million a year. Under the terms .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2017

A&B to bring property management of 30 Hawaii commercial buildings in-house

Alexander & Baldwin Inc., one of the largest commercial property owners in Hawaii, with some 30 retail, office or industrial properties across the state, is bringing the management of these commercial holdings in-house, a spokeswoman for the Honolulu-bas.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 6th, 2017

Hawaii state office building reopens after 14-year closure

The state of Hawaii’s Princess Victoria Kamamalu Building in Downtown Honolulu has re-opened after being vacant for more than a dozen years, following an extensive $27 million renovation that included asbestos abatement. State workers returned.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 31st, 2017

Hawaii portfolio of state-owned affordable buildings draws "robust" interest

The HHFDC listed the six buildings — three in Honolulu, one in Kapolei and one each on Maui and the Big Island with a combined total of more than 1,200 units and some 86,000 square feet — with CBRE last month......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2017

Downtown Honolulu office market posts Q2 gains as rents rise

The 13 Class A buildings on Oahu — the majority of which are in Downtown Honolulu — gained 34,381 square feet of occupancy and had a combined vacancy rate of 15.6 percent, according to the report by Hawaii Commercial Real Estate.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2017

Prominent Downtown Honolulu office building back on the market

Alii Place, a prominent Downtown Honolulu office building, is back on the market after the state of Hawaii decided against its plans to purchase the 25-story building, an executive from the company that owns the building confirmed to Pacific Business N.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 17th, 2017

CBRE Hawaii tapped to lease Ala Moana office buildings

General Growth Properties Inc., the majority owner of Ala Moana Center in Honolulu and the two office buildings adjacent to the state’s largest shopping mall, has tapped CBRE Hawaii to handle leasing at these two high-rise office towers, the comme.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 2nd, 2017

State won"t buy Downtown Honolulu office building

The state of Hawaii is not moving ahead with its proposed purchase of the 316,000-square-foot Downtown Honolulu office building Alii Place, a spokeswoman from Gov. David Ige’s office confirmed to Pacific Business News on Monday. Jodi Leong said the app.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 31st, 2016

Hawaii again tops nation for saving energy at government buildings

For the fifth straight year, the state of Hawaii is the nation’s leader per capita in saving energy at its office buildings, the state said Thursday. The Energy Services Coalition recently recognized Hawaii as the best in the U.S. in energy performance.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 29th, 2016

More tenants seek smaller office spaces in Honolulu

Companies moving from leased space to their own buildings left Honolulu’s office market with 8,348 square feet of vacated space at the end of 2017 and a slightly higher vacancy rate of 13.1 percent, according to the fourth-quarter market report b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 2nd, 2018

State audit questions purpose of Hawaii State Energy Office

The Hawaii state auditor said the energy office needs to better define its mission, role and priorities, and work with the governor and the Legislature to determine if the state can afford to pay for this effort......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 3rd, 2018

Hawaii interisland carrier Young Brothers names new president

Young Brothers Ltd. named Joseph Boivin the company’s new president effective Jan. 22. Boivin is the former senior vice president of Honolulu-based Hawaii Gas, the state's only regulate gas utility. Young Brothers, state's largest interisland.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 28th, 2017

Hawaiian Electric files motion with state regulators to recover pension contributions

Hawaiian Electric Co. has, as expected, filed a motion with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to recover pension contributions. In the motion, which was filed on Friday, the Honolulu-based utility is asking regulators to reconsider parts of thei.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2017

State regulators approve first Hawaiian Electric rate increase in 6 years

Hawaii regulators have issued an interim decision approving Hawaiian Electric Co.'s first base-rate increase in more than six years, the Honolulu-based utility said. The decision by the state Public Utilities Commission will increase the average.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 19th, 2017

JDM Partners, Transwestern Finalize 2 Million-SF State Farm Office Deal in Arizona

State Farm has sold and leased back the 370,000-square-foot building it developed at 300 Rio Salado Parkway and four other office buildings in the Phoenix metro. A partnership between Transwestern.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytDec 11th, 2017

Consultancy firm accuses Hawaii tax officials of interfering with report on $59M IT upgrade

The Hawaii Department of Taxation has been accused of interfering with an independent report on the department's $59 million IT modernization. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Friday reported that state tax officials instructed consultancy firm AdvanTech.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 1st, 2017

"Surrender Your Firearms" Hawaii Police Plan To Confiscate Guns From All Medical Marijuana Users

Authored by Alex Thomas via SHTFplan.com, The Honolulu Police Department has sent a series of letters to local medical marijuana patients that directly orders them to surrender their firearms or, presumably, face state sanctio.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 1st, 2017

Office of Hawaiian Affairs sues state, University of Hawaii over Mauna Kea

The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is suing the state of Hawaii and the University of Hawaii for what it calls “their longstanding and well-documented mismanagement of Mauna Kea,” and seeks to terminate the university’s lease of the land on.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 8th, 2017

FEMA says Hawaii no longer at risk of suspension from National Flood Insurance Program

Hawaii is no longer at risk of suspension from the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a letter from Federal Emergency Management Agency. In April 2016, FEMA warned the state that Hawaii Senate Bill 586, which exempted buildings on agr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 24th, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines moves into new cargo facility after fixing 3,700 issues

Hawaiian Airlines has begun to move into its new cargo and maintenance facility at the Honolulu International Airport after correcting nearly 3,700 deficiencies.  The state of Hawaii broke ground on the facility in October 2013 as part of the airport .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 18th, 2017

Upstart real estate company leaves Cool Springs for downtown tower

The move speaks to the emphasis real estate companies are placing on branding and image as Nashville continues to be inundated with newcomer, out-of-state investors and developers who increasingly own notable buildings and shape how the skyline changes......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 17th, 2017