Thomas Lee is Senior Vice President of Development for Hunt Hawai‘i and brings a diversified real estate background to Hunt. He is also highly engaged and involved in the sustainable aspects of his projects and a proponent for good urban planning, sustainable living, and green construction.
Mr. Lee oversees many of Hunt's development projects and assets in Hawai‘i, which currently include Nu‘u ‘Āina, a 68-unit for-sale residential project in Maui; the Historical Trail at Ford Island; the redevelopment of Mayor Wright Homes for the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority, and overseeing the development and asset management of 540 acres in Kalaeloa.
Mr. Lee oversaw the $14 million shoreline restoration project along Iroquois Point Beach, the largest project of its kind ever in Hawai‘i. The project was completed in 2013 – nine years after initial planning commenced – and in 2014 was named one of four Best Restored Beaches by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Mr. Lee has also managed The Waterfront at Pu‘uloa, a 1,500 unit 400-acre oceanfront rental property in ‘Ewa Beach, where he oversaw the asset management and development / conversion of this former abandoned Navy housing complex to a vibrant, resort-like community. Mr. Lee oversaw the transformation and upgrades of the abandoned Naval Weapons Station at Waikele Bluff. This 515 acre project was redeveloped into a unique commercial storage facility and business park. The project was sold in 2016.
Prior to joining Hunt Companies, Mr. Lee was a Project Manager for Evergreen homes in Portland, Oregon, where he supervised the development and construction, and assisted a principal broker with owner / tenant representation and oversaw over 1 million square feet of Class A office/ flex space in Bay Area, California.
A dedicated community volunteer, Mr. Lee currently serves on the boards of directors for the Hawai‘i Korean Chamber of Commerce, the ULI Young Leaders' Executive Committee, the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce and the SHADE Institute, a public-interest design non-profit.
Mr. Lee earned a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management from Portland Community College. He is a resident of Honolulu.