Sharon Gi is an industry veteran with two decades of experience with complex development projects, including over a decade specializing in public-private partnerships.
As Vice President – Development for Hunt's Hawai'i Division, Ms. Gi is responsible for strategic planning, entitlements, transactions, marketing, communications and new pursuits. She is currently overseeing one of the largest redevelopment projects in the state: strategic planning of Hunt's Kalaeloa holdings, approximately 530 acres of the former 3,700-acre Naval Air Station Barbers Point. This includes envisioning a thriving mixed-use community with an estimated 3,000 homes for local families while creating a robust commercial and light-industrial center with the potential to generate thousands of new jobs. Prior to joining Hunt, Ms. Gi served as Senior Planning & Development Manager for the Commercial Real Estate Division of Kamehameha Schools. In that role, Ms. Gi shepherded large redevelopment projects including the recently completed $24 million Kū'ono Marketplace at Kāhala and the $6.8 million renovation of Kolo Village, Phase II, which transformed six severely deteriorated walk-up apartment complexes into 69 desirable rental units adjacent to the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Other previous positions were held at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and the Cerritos (California) Redevelopment Agency.
A dedicated community volunteer, Ms. Gi serves on the Board of Directors of Trees for Honolulu's Future and the School's Cool Event Committee for Teach for America Hawai'i, the organizing body for the non-profit's annual fundraiser. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Ms. Gi earned a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in urban and social studies from Harvard College.