Steve Colón serves as President of Hunt Companies' Development Division in Hawai‘i where he is responsible for the company's Hawai‘i activities.
Mr. Colón has almost 30 years of experience in virtually every aspect of real estate development, investment and management. Under Steve's leadership, Hunt's Hawai‘i Division manages the development of properties on the islands of O‘ahu, Big Island, Maui and Kaua‘i, encompassing 2,000 acres of land and over one million square feet of retail, commercial and light industrial space. Following the company's acquisition of its O‘ahu portfolio from the U.S. Navy through the Ford Island Master Development Agreement, a unique Public Private Partnership transaction, Mr. Colón oversaw the successful redevelopment and repositioning of over $400 million of underutilized and neglected former Navy real assets, including 2,000 homes, a former Navy Weapons Station and a 5MW utility-scale PV energy project. This is an on-going partnership that Hunt continues to develop, construct and manage and has enabled the renovation of iconic historical properties on Ford Island as well as increased economic development of the area. The Division's current projects include a mixed-income, transit-oriented development on O‘ahu, a new master-planned development on the Big Island, and a 49,000 sf mixed-use, town center development on Kaua‘i.
In 2012 Mr. Colón was awarded Private Sector Leader of the Year by the Association of Defense Communities, recognizing his leadership in redeveloping Ford Island. On behalf of Hunt Companies, he also received the 2012 Base Redevelopment Innovation award for the redevelopment of Ford Island.
Previously Mr. Colón held positions with Pulte Homes, Hines, Trammell Crow Company, AEW, and Grubb & Ellis Company. Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Colón spent two years on active duty with the Navy due to post 9-11 reserve recall and spent a combined 26 years in the Navy and Navy Reserve, retiring as a Captain in 2006. Mr. Colón holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy.