Spokane accounting firm HMA CPA PS plans to move elsewhere downtown later this year.
HMA shareholder Kevin Sell says the company has signed a 10-year lease on the 10,000-square-foot 10th floor of the 18-story building at 601 W. First, and plans to move in November.
HMA is consolidating its two Spokane offices, Sell says. In December, HMA acquired Kavadias Group PLLC.
“Because of our growth, we didn’t physically have enough office space to bring those two offices together,” Sell says.
HMA currently is located in the North Coast Plaza, at 1124 W. Riverside, and in the Cutter Tower, at 510 W. Riverside. Those offices occupy about 5,000 square feet combined, Sell says. Between the two locations, HMA currently has 34 employees.
“Currently, we’re so crammed for space that we actually have people working alternate hybrid schedules, just so we can share offices,” Sell says. “This space will allow us to have everybody have their own dedicated workspace, even if they’re still on a hybrid schedule.”
Sell says HMA plans to demolish the interior of the 10th floor and update the design of the space. Yost Gallagher Construction LLC, of Spokane, is the contractor on the project. Angie Cashen, principal at Spokane-based DS Studio, is designing the new HMA office.
“The space will accommodate up to 60, so we’re looking to continue our growth curve,” Sell says. “We will probably hire an additional six to 10 (in the next year), and then we may have another acquisition or two in the meantime, as well.”
Sell says the office will be a more inviting, fun space than its current, more traditional offices. Employees will have access to an air hockey table and ping pong tables.
“Thomas Hammer is going to create a special cold brew coffee just for us to have on tap in the reception area,” Sell says.
Sell says the office’s new home is called the Wells Fargo Center, but that’s expected to change soon. Washington Trust Bank, which bought the building in 2019, has been working recently to remove the Wells Fargo name from the exterior of the building.
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