Symphony Honolulu condo project to include Jaguar, Land Rover dealerships

July 29th, 2014

From the Pacific Business News

JN Group Inc.’s auto galleria planned for the Symphony Honolulu high-rise condominium project
across from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center will be adding several automotive and motorcycle
brands, including the Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships.

JN Group Inc., which is calling the 80,000-square-foot retail auto space “Velocity,” said late Monday
that during the last several months, it acquired seven motorcycle brands to add to its portfolio,
which now stands at 15, including BMW Motorrad.

The Symphony Honolulu project, which is being developed by California-based OliverMcMillan
and consists of 388 units, is currently under construction at the corner of Ward Avenue and
Kapiolani Boulevard and is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. Velocity will be located on the
street level of the condo project.

“JN and OliverMcMillan have found a rare opportunity for Symphony Honolulu residents to benefit
from the evolution of mixed-use condominium living,” Brad Nicolai, president of JN Group, said in a
statement. “Velocity’s collection of world-renowned automotive brands becomes an extension of
the resident’s garage.”

PBN first reported that the JN Automotive Group was buying the Hawaii Land Rover and Jaguar

OliverMcMillan Puts 10 Penthouses on the Market at Symphony Honolulu

June 5th, 2014

From the Pacific Business News

OliverMcMillan Pacific Rim LLC has put 10 penthouses at its 388-unit 45-story Symphony Honoulu condo project on the market with prices that start at $1.56 million.

The company said Wednesday that the largest the penthouses at 888 Kapiolani Boulevard is 2,053 square feet.

All of the penthouses have floor-to-ceiling windows, and some have 10-foot ceilings. They also have white oak flooring, kitchens with Thermador applicances, stone and marble bathrooms and ocean views, the company said.

OliverMcMillian broke ground last year on the project, which should be ready by 2016. It is 75 percent sold, the company said.

OliverMcMillan, in partnership with JN Automotive Group, will offer residents a car service called Velocity Premier Auto Concierge, which will allow them to use cars such as Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini.

Bill Cresenzo covers residential real estate and transportation issues for Pacific Business News.

Stunning Kaka’ako Condos Up to $218,000 Below Appraised Value

March 27th, 2014


Now under construction, with expected completion in early 2016.
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Symphony Honolulu Milestone Makes Front Page News

March 5th, 2014

They’re Not Just Cranes. They’re a Milestone.

We’ve worked hard to get to this point. And now it’s here. 
Vertical construction for Symphony Honolulu has begun. 
And it’s a momentous event. 

OliverMcMillan and Nordic PCL Construction are excited to start
the transformation from vision to reality for the Kapiolani corridor’s premier residential condominium. Homeowners will enjoy walking to great restaurants.  Making the short commute to work. Spending weekends relaxing on the open-air recreation deck. And simply appreciating our beautiful
island vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Spacious One, Two and Three Bedroom 
Condominiums Still Available

To learn more about these elegant and extraordinary new homes, visit our Sales Gallery or website at

 What’s now a construction site will soon be an amazing sight.
Click on this link to view the article in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Expected completion in early 2016.

“Steel Birds: Flock of Cranes Descends Upon Honolulu” – Star Advertiser 3/4/14

March 4th, 2014


New Symphony Ad in Luxury Home Magazine (Issue 9.1)

February 28th, 2014

Click here to view the ad in the digital edition of Luxury Living.

Click here to view full digital edition of Luxury Living

Life In The ART Of It All – January/February 2014 Edition

January 16th, 2014

There’s never a dull moment when you live at Symphony Honolulu. Experience some of Honolulu’s most exciting cultural attractions, right outside your door step. See what your new neighborhood has to offer in the next few weeks…


Disney’s The Lion King

Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Avenue

Tuesday, January 14 – Sunday, March 9

Experience one of the most exciting and awe-inspiring Broadway musicals, The Lion King, at Blaisdell Concert Hall from January 14 through March 9. Produced by Disney’s Theatrical Production, The Lion King musical is based on the Disney animated film with music by Elton John and lyrics from Tim Rice. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.


ARTafterDARK: Qian Li Ma

Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania Street

Friday, January 31 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Celebrate the start of the Chinese Year of the Horse at ARTafterDARK: Qian Li Ma this January! Enjoy delicious food, amazing art, and traditional lion dances performed by Au’s Shaolin Arts. View unique clay artwork by Rochelle Lum, and munch on festive new year bites by The Grove. Don’t miss the fun! For parking directions or additional information, click here.


Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art

Late January/Early February Film Calendar  

900 S. Beretania Street 

Late January and early February bring an additional collection of recognizable films from a variety of genres at Honolulu’s only art house theatre:

  • Ram-Leela
  • Opera in Cinema: Arena di Verona’s Turandot
  • The Trials Of Muhammad Ali
  • Opera in Cinema: Arena di Verona’s Aida
  • Red, White, Black and Blue + The Memphis 13
  • Home
  • Butterfly Rising
  • Gideon’s Army + 16 Seeds
  • Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity
  • Ballet in Cinema: Jewels from Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

Visit the Doris Duke Theatre webpage for showtimes and ticket information.


Honolulu Farmers’ Market

Neal S. Blaisdell Center Lawn

Every Wednesday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

The Blaisdell Farmers’ Market is still open every Wednesday, but has temporarily moved to the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue in the Arena side parking lot from January 8 through April 2. Stop by and enjoy farmed goods and freshly-made foods by some of the island’s favorite and up-and-coming chefs, restaurants and farmers.

Parking is free at Blaisdell for Farmers’ Market patrons. And when you live at Symphony Honolulu, this weekly community event is just a short walk across the street.

Live in a masterpiece of contemporary design amidst Kakaako’s abundant, growing culture of art, theatre, concerts, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Elegant and spacious two and three bedroom residences are still available.  

Visit our sales gallery today to learn more about how you can live in the art of it all. 

Construction begins this month on new condominium Symphony Honolulu

November 21st, 2013

Honolulu Magazine by Tiffany Hill 

The food trucks have cleared out, the construction fence has been erected and yesterday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and developers broke ground at 888 Kapiolani Boulevard, the soon-to-be home of Symphony Honolulu, a 388-unit, mixed-use condominium.

The condo sits on 3.35 acres of land owned by JN Group Inc. In the 1990s, Honolulu developer Jack Myers owned the lot and first planned to build a luxury condo named Symphony Park—it’s right across the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, long-time home of the former Honolulu Symphony and now the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. He scrapped that plan and later floated the Symphony Park retirement community on the same lot. Neither project materialized, but the symphony name stuck. Two decades later, it looks as though Myers’ original idea is finally taking shape.

San Diego-based firm OliverMcMillan is developing the tower. Its last project in town was the Pacifica Honolulu tower in 2010.

The 400-foot high rise features floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of the Pacific, Diamond Head and downtown Honolulu. Each unit averages 1,100 square feet. When it comes to amenities, this is indeed a luxury condominium. There are plans for a multimedia center, theater, music room, yoga room and guest suites (so your out-of-town family and friends don’t have to stay with you). The outside terrace includes barbeque areas, private cabanas and an infinity pool.

Since the JN Group owns the property, the lower floors will be home to an exotic car showroom (in case you’re in the market for an Audi, Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati Lamborghini or Lotus).

In keeping tune with Kakaako’s other developments, 100 of the 338 units are reserved-housing units for those who meet the income requirements established by the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA).

Construction starts this month; Symphony Honolulu is scheduled to open by spring 2016. Nearly 70 percent of the available units sold within first two days of sales.

Money Talk: one-bedroom units start in high $300,000s; two-bedroom units start in the high $400,000s.
For more information:

OliverMcMillan breaks ground on Symphony Honolulu condominium project

November 20th, 2013

Pacific Business News by Duane Shimogawa 

OliverMcMillan Pacific Rim LLC began construction Wednesday on its 388-unit, 45-story Symphony Honolulu mixed-use condominium tower at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue, across from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood.

More than 150 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which is located on 3.35 acres at 888 Kapiolani Blvd.

“Kakaako is a very exciting urban location, offering so much in exciting activities, location and culture,” OliverMcMillan CEODene Oliver said in a statement. “We’ve created spacious, artfully designed condominiums that appeal to the Hawaii market and where residents can make a home for years to come.”

Click on the photo for a slideshow of the groundbreaking ceremony.

Earlier this month, the developer said thatFirst Hawaiian Bank is the lead bank among four lenders on a $120 million construction loan for the project.

Other lenders included Central Pacific BankAmerican Savings Bank and the Washington Capital Joint Master Trust Mortgage income fund.

The condo tower will include market-rate and reserved residential units, as well as commercial space on the lower floors, including an automobile showroom for JN Automotive Group.

San Diego-based OliverMcMillan expects construction of Symphony Honolulu to take about 25 months to complete.

About 70 percent of the available units were sold within the first two days of sales, which began in June.

Life In The ART Of It All – October/November 2013 Edition

October 17th, 2013

Part of the pleasure of a Symphony Honolulu address is living amid some of the city’s best cultural attractions. See what Honolulu has to offer you in the next few weeks…


He Makana O Na Mele: The Gift of Music

Proudly Presented By Symphony Honolulu

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom

Sunday, October 20, 4:30 PM

Symphony Honolulu is the 2013 title sponsor of the Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS). This year, HYS pays tribute to the “Golden Ages of Waikiki” – a magical era in Waikiki’s golden history of entertainment, recreated through the musical talents of headliner Jimmy Borges and world-renown exotica band The WAITIKI 7. Famed Waikiki showman, entertainer and actor Al Harrington will serve as master of ceremonies.



Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St 

Friday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Experience ARTafterDARK for the last time this year. ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Museum of Art’s monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts. October is the last month ARTafterDARK will be open this year. Don’t miss the fun!


Honolulu Farmers’ Market

Neal S. Blaisdell Center Lawn

Every Wednesday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Enjoy farmed goods and freshly-made foods by some of the island’s favorite and up-and-coming chefs, restaurants and farmers. Be sure to check out “featured farmer” Dr. Sun and his famous Kahuku-grown sea asparagus.

Parking is free at the Blaisdell for Farmers’ Market patrons.

And when you live at Symphony Honolulu, this weekly community event is just a short walk across the street.



Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art

Late October/Early November Film Calendar  

Late October and early November bring another batch of great films from a variety of genres at the Honolulu’s only art house theatre:

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Oldboy
  • Lady Vengeance
  • Ballet in Cinema: Bolshoi Ballet’s Le Corsaire
  • Hafu
  • Opera in Cinema Teatro alla Scala’s Nabucco
  • Somewhere Between
  • E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name + Kae
  • Let’s Play Music: Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends
  • Kalo Culture
  • ‘Ōiwi Shorts Showcase
  • Friends of Film Friday: Into the Mind
  • Family Film Sunday: Happily Ever After
  • Escape from Tomorrow
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Visit the Doris Duke Theatre webpage for showtimes and ticket information.

Everything is in concert when you live at Symphony Honolulu. Visit our sales gallery today to learn more about how you can live in the art of it all.