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Local, national and international companies call 115 Central Island Street home
One of the tallest buildings in the heart of Daniel Island’s business sector, One Central Island Plaza, is located between local hotspot New Realm Brewery and technology company Blackbaud. Located at 115 Central Island St., the four-story, 75,000-square-foot office building provides workspace for nine diverse businesses ranging from real estate to insurance to health care. 
After the plaza was built in 2015, HCA Healthcare became the lead tenant of the Class “A” building. HCA South Atlantic Division is headquartered on Daniel Island and includes 11 hospitals across South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The company aims to promote and protect the health and well-being of communities by expanding access to quality care, training future physicians and recruiting leading physicians to their facilities. 
Tara Stewart, assistant vice president of the division, highlighted the company’s recent growth, “Through employment, strategic partnerships, donations and volunteering initiatives, we strive to make the communities where we live and work stronger. Last year we donated over $1.2 million to local organizations and supported over 120 nonprofits throughout the region.” 
Stewart said the best part about working with the company is being committed to the care and improvement of human life. 
Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate firm, leases the building and shares office space with the other eight tenants. With offices located around the world, the company offers commercial real estate services for property owners and tenants with core services including property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and more. 
Cushman & Wakefield’s Charleston office was formerly part of the South Carolina operations for long-time alliance member Morton G. Thalhimer, Inc. In October 2021, Cushman & Wakefield acquired Thalhimer’s operations including three offices located in Charleston, Greenville and Columbia.
“Our Charleston office very much appreciates working with all of our industrial, office, and retail clients to provide tenant representation, landlord representation, and property management services,” said Jade Hubbard, the firm’s communications manager. 
Hubbard said the company looks forward to continuing growth in the business locally and expanding their market share in the “strong, diversified and growing Charleston market.”
Western & Southern Life is a nationwide financial services organization that offers life insurance, retirement and investment            solutions. Outside of its Daniel Island location, the company is a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Ohio. 
According to the island location’s website, financial solutions are customized specifically for customer lifestyles and the company promises to deliver strength and stability.
“It’s a promise based on long-term focus, sensible decision making and compassion for the communities in which you live and work,” the website notes. 
Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management & Consulting provides services in over 130 countries, making it one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and human resource consulting companies in the world. The business offers employee benefit consulting solutions, guidance, compliance, communication and day-to-day assistance. 
Rick Gantt, president at the Daniel Island location, shared why he enjoys doing business in the community. “We live in this community. We serve this community,” he said. “It is a pleasure to help employers in the area to attract and retain talent and build total well-being programs that help improve the quality of life and save employers money.”
Burns & Wilcox is a local and independent insurance brokerage. According to its website, it is North America’s largest private specialty insurance firm. The company’s Daniel Island location provides brokers and agents with access to a variety of insurance markets and helps place their specialty risks.  
Group Management Services is a professional employer organization that helps companies take control of their human resource functions. The company takes on administrative burdens like payroll and taxes, employee benefits and risk management to save time for client companies. 
The company’s mission, according to its website, is to provide clients with the HR tools and resources vital to help their business grow and succeed.
Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. was founded on the concept that clients want in-depth personal involvement for today’s complex projects. The engineering consultant business works to guide clients from conceptual planning through final design, permitting and construction. The company’s mission is to demonstrate commitment to clients through responsiveness, experience and quality results.
Frank Newman, director of business development at Alliance Consulting Engineers, spoke about his experience working on the island. “Daniel Island has been a perfect location for us because even though most of our business is not in Charleston proper, many of our customers live on the island. That’s why we chose it!” he said.
United Healthcare Services offers a range of health benefits and serves Daniel Island customers through four plans: health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and dental and vision. According to its website, the services aim to simplify patients’ health care experience and deliver them access to high-quality care. 
From software development to cybersecurity, Gov Solutions Group offers IT solutions to dozens of commercial and government entities for high-level services. After being in the building for almost a decade, the solutions group will be moving to Mount Pleasant in March 2024. 

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