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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

Office leasing deal largest in Isle history

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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China reported a spike in inflation yesterday amid surging growth and demand for scarce labor.

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Pacific Office Properties has signed a deal to handle all of the Honolulu office leasing for Bishop Street Commercial.

More than 1.6 million square feet of office space is involved, making the agreement, effective April 1, the largest commercial leasing assignment in Hawai'i history, according to the announcement made jointly by the two companies.

Properties include the Davies Pacific Center, Pan Am Building, First Insurance Center, Waterfront Plaza, Clifford Building, PBN Building and the Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Center.

Pacific Office Properties is a real estate investment trust launched in 2008 by The Shidler Group.


Sopogy Inc. and the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade University will host a free furlough Friday workshop today for high school students focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. at Sopogy's Honolulu headquarters in Māpunapuna.

Industry leaders from Energy Industries, Kanu Hawaii and the Hawaii Science & Technology Council also will participate in the workshop, which will include a demonstration on how to make a solar cooker and build a parabolic solar collector from a pizza box.

For more information, go to www.chaminade.edu /ug/furlough-fridays-5.php.


Small businesses seeking to expand into overseas markets are invited to attend the eighth annual International Trade Forum on March 31 at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 at Pier 2.

The event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, will feature experts from the state Department of Agriculture, First Hawaiian Bank, Foreign Trade Zone No. 9, High Technology Development Corporation-MEP, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration.

Reservations can be made by calling 541-2990, ext. 211. Registration is also available at www.sba.gov/hi.

Correction: Bishop Street Commercial has signed a deal to handle all the Honolulu office leasing for Pacific Office Properties. A previous version of this story incorrectly described the relationship between the two firms.