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Construction Set To Begin On The Second Tower At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Mayor Caldwell & Community Leaders Gather for Groundbreaking Ceremony as the Revitalization Continues Along Kuhio Avenue

HONOLULU – Irongate, developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, held a groundbreaking ceremony and site blessing today at the future site of the second tower of The Residences, a 37-floor, 246-residence property that is connected to the first tower by an eighth floor resort terrace with parking structure below. Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined community leaders, selected homeowners and representatives of the project’s development and construction teams to celebrate the occasion and the ongoing effort to revitalize and bring new life to Kuhio Avenue at the gateway to Waikiki.

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa, Hawaii’s largest full-scale information technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced the promotions of two senior executives.  Gordon Bruce has been named Pacxa’s new chairman, and will remain chief executive officer. Kelly J. Ueoka, formerly executive vice president, will assume the role of president from Bruce, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and the expansion of Pacxa’s products and services. Bruce and Ueoka were instrumental in guiding the company’s revenue growth of over 200 percent since late 2012. Pacxa has grown from 70 employees to more than 90 since its inception. 

“I am excited to continue my work with Kelly and the Pacxa team to provide creative, cost-effective solutions to small businesses as well as large enterprises,” Bruce said. “By supplying the best technology support services in the state, we can also continue to offer the highest level technology jobs and keep talented students here in Hawaii.”

Luxury Home Sales Climb 10 Percent During First Month of 2015

Luxury Home Sales Climb 10 Percent During First Month of 2015

HONOLULU – Sales of luxury homes and condominiums on Oahu were up 10 percent during January 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for $1 million and above during January 2015 on Oahu.

A total of 55 luxury homes changed hands in January, up from 50 in January 2014. The median sales price for the luxury range also jumped up to $1,300,000 last month compared to $1,264,500 in 2014.

There were 49 closed sales in the $1 million to $2 million price range, four closed sales in the $2 million to $4 million price range, and two closed sales in the $4 million and above price range last month.

Hale Kipa Awarded $425,000 Grant from Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation

Hale Kipa Awarded $425,000 Grant from Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation

Hale Kipa has been awarded a $425,000 grant from Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation to support ongoing operations, specifically funding new staff positions, training, and ongoing costs. The grant is effective for one year from Dec. 15, 2014.

“This generous grant from Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation will ensure that Hale Kipa can continue to stay current with evolving best practices in its efforts to be a true trauma-informed care organization,” said Punky Pletan-Cross, CEO of Hale Kipa. 

Specifically, this funding will:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii Promotes Leisure, Business Travel To The Islands

HONOLULU – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii is conducting an extensive outreach campaign in more than 20 cities throughout North America over the next two weeks to promote leisure and business travel to the Islands and the distinct experiences offered at each of its 11 resorts across Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.

This is the second consecutive year that Starwood Hawaii has undertaken a coordinated effort of this size and scope, with more than 100 associates, including general managers and representatives from Starwood’s sales, marketing, meetings, public relations and revenue teams.

Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for January 2015

Locations, Hawaii’s largest real estate company, announced today the winners of Locations’ Top Agent Awards for January 2015. Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Stephanie Chan (R), Partner, of the Diamond Head office. Chan previously received the award for Sales Person of the Month in January and December 2014, June 2013 and in March, July and November 2012. She was also named second runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in May 2014 and April 2013. She won Listor of the Month in March 2014, June 2013 and November 2012 and was also recognized as Highest Producer of the Month in May 2014 and May, October and December of 2012 and as second runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month for March 2014.

 

Servco Hires Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit

Servco Hires Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has hired Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit.

In this position, Liz will assist with Servco’s internal audit risk assessment and planning process.

Previously a Manager with Deloitte in both Brisbane, Australia and Honolulu, Liz has served a variety of clients in a multitude of industries. She was also Internal Auditor for American Savings Bank.

 

Liz earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting Information Systems from Michigan State University and is certified as a public accountant, internal auditor and information systems auditor.

 

An avid paddler, Liz enjoys traveling internationally and visiting mainland relatives. She is a resident of Kailua.

 

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