The Hawaii Group Moves Forward with Bold Expansion in the Topa Financial Center in Downtown Honolulu

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HONOLULU - Jan. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Honolulu, Hawaii (January 22, 2014) – Proving more formidable than ever, The Hawaii Group has again commenced aggressive renovations at its expanded location.  With a newly signed lease on an additional space adjoining its existing ground floor offices, the company announces that it is following through on its stated commitment to sustainable growth and improved capacity to service its clients. As part of the substantial renovations underway, the company plans to connect the two suites, effectively converting the space into one substantial office that will occupy the majority of the mauka wing of the  ground floor of the Fort Street Tower in the Topa Financial Center.

Located at 745 Fort Street in downtown Honolulu, the Topa Financial Center welcomes the new expansion, where The Hawaii Group first joined on as a new tenant back in July 2013.  Combining Suites 116 and 124 creates a new office space that will house The Hawaii Group’s rapidly growing divisions.

“Topa has been a wonderful building to be in with all of the great amenities,” explained Delaney.  “Clark Hatch Fitness is a plus, since we pay for our employees’ health club memberships as part of our culture and wellness initiative.  There’s also a wide selection of food and restaurant options, which is a bonus, since we provide lunches for our staff on a regular basis.  Also, they have a great pau hana spot with jazz music at ‘Mezz 127’ which is an ideal spot to entertain our clients.”

Delaney attributes much of the leasing success to Curt Nakamura, the General Manager at the Topa Management Company.  “They are a great property management company and have been very cooperative throughout our tenancy and our most recent negotiations,” shared Delaney.

Once renovations are final, the Penthouse (7,149 sq. ft.) will host the The Hawaii Group (HiGroup), Hawaii Human Resources (HiHR) and Hawaii Marketing (HiMRK).  Suite 124 (2,041 sq. ft.) will host Hawaii Employment Services (HiEmployment) and the adjoining Suite 116 (1,884 sq. ft.) will host Hawaii HealthCare (HiHealthCare), Hawaii Nursing (HiNursing), Hawaii HomeCare (HiHomeCare) and Hawaii Accounting (HiAccounting).

The total shared space will equal an impressive 11,074 sq. ft.  The company has committed to investing  $70,000 in the expansion.  Matt Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of The Hawaii Group, sees this most recent expansion effort as the next logical step and a perfect evolution for theThe Hawaii Group’s thriving and expanding businesses.

Craig Neher of Sofos Realty represented The Hawaii Group in securing such a large space with  so much potential.  “We are grateful for everyone who helped make this next bit move happen for us. You really can’t beat this location,” stated Scott Meichtry, co-owner of The Hawaii Group.  “We are so glad we were able to continue to keep our growing Hawaii Group Ohana together, with almost everyone in the same building.  It really helps facilitate important synergies”  Plus, it is wonderful to be able to stay so close to our bankers, attorneys, insurance companies, and many of our other downtown clients.  It is easy access in and out, and people know this place as a downtown Honolulu landmark.”

HiHR will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary on February 6th up in the Penthouse to share the amazing sunset views, while serving refreshments, pupus and providing local entertainment.  A formal office blessing will be held in March once tenant improvements are completed.  The unveiling of the new office space will include entertainment, tours of the penthouse and the new office space, as well as food and drinks furnished by some of The Hawaii Group’s catering and hospitality clients.  Invited guests attending the unveiling are sure to be impressed.

About The Hawaii Group:

The Hawaii Group (HiGroup) is the parent company to a family of companies that provides complementary services to businesses of all sizes in Hawaii.  It encompasses marketing (HiMRK), accounting (HiAccounting), employment, staffing and recruiting solutions (HiEmployment), health care staffing (HiNursing), home care staffing (HiHomeCare), and human resource administration (HiHR).  Learn more at

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