PM Realty Group
1000 Main St, Suite 2400
Houston, Texas 77002
Whitney Williams
Marketing & Communications Manager
(713) 209-5935

Feb 5, 2009


HONOLULU, HI - PM Realty Group (PMRG), a national, full-service commercial real estate firm, today announced that it was awarded the leasing, property and construction management assignment for Aloha Tower Marketplace, a 165,000 square-foot retail center owned by Apollo Real Estate Advisors and Westrust Ventures LLC. Located at the base of downtown Honolulu's central business district, Aloha Tower Marketplace is Hawaii's premiere waterfront destination for shopping and dining, with over 74 shops and award-winning restaurants, centered around one of Honolulu's historic and most iconic landmarks.

Linda Gee, PMRG senior vice president and regional manager, said, "We are looking forward to working with Aloha Tower Marketplace's unique blend of tenants as we take on the challenges of today's economic climate and the opportunity to reach a wider audience of Hawaii's local and visitor markets. PM Realty Group is excited to bring our experienced team and resources to this beautiful waterfront destination offering shopping, dining and great local entertainment."

This assignment will come under the leadership of assistant vice president and general manager Mele Heresa, a seasoned asset manager and leasing agent previously with First Hawaiian Bank (FHB) and HTH Corporation. As a trust real estate officer at FHB, Mele administered ,000,000 of real estate assets for the bank's trust clients. She then joined HTH Corporation to market, lease and manage its entire real estate portfolio of resort retail and commercial office property. Mele holds a B.A. degree in English with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a member of ICSC, a CCIM designee and 2010 president-elect for the CCIM Hawaii Chapter. She will be assisted by retail leasing agent Anthony Provenzano.

Aloha Tower Marketplace has also retained consultant Special Events Hawaii (SEH) to coordinate marketing efforts, public relations, advertising and special events. Industry veteran Amy Hammond, president of SEH, has facilitated the marketing of local businesses for 16 years and includes among her clientele Made in Hawaii Festival and Hawaii Book and Music Festival.

About PMRG

PMRG merged operations with Madison Marquette in June 2018 to create a new leader in commercial real estate. The firm offers PMRG’s leasing, property management, investment management and development services, combined with Madison Marquette’s specialized development, investment and marketing expertise. Madison Marquette’s strength in retail and mixed-use assets joins PMRG’s office, medical, industrial and multi-family capabilities to provide national leadership across asset classes. PMRG’s dominance in the southern US combines with Madison Marquette’s presence in primary gateway markets on both coasts to serve the top institutional owners and investors in the industry. The company provides leasing and management services to a diverse portfolio of 330 assets in 24 states and manages an investment portfolio valued at over $6 billion. The combined company is headquartered in Washington, DC with a major presence in Houston, TX. With 600 professionals in 12 regional markets, the merged firm is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.