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 Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai, encompassing 1,500 acres of land and over 500,000 square feet of retail, commercial and light industrial space. Following the company’s acquisition of its Oahu 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 adaptive reuse 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 Oahu, a new master-planned development and high-end resort residential project on the Big Island, a 68 unit 17 acre residential development on Maui, and a 42,000 sf mixed-use, town center development on Kauai.
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. He is a current board member of the USS Missouri Memorial and the Hawaii Business Roundtable, and is a past board member of the Honolulu Navy League and Hawaii Theatre. Mr. Colón is a past President of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter. He is the former Chair of the Urban Land Institute Hawaii Chapter.