Hunt Companies Promotes Jose Bustamante

December 3, 2012
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Hunt Companies announced that Jose Bustamante has been promoted, and now serves as vice president of Hunt Companies’ Hawai'i region development division. Bustamante joined the company as development manager in November 2010.

“Jose stepped up to take the lead on projects at Kalaeloa and Kilauea Lighthouse Village, and we are confident that these properties will continue to flourish in his capable hands,” said Steve Colón, president of Hunt’s Hawai'i development division. “Throughout his time at Hunt Companies, Jose has not only shown exemplary leadership and management skills, but also inspires a genuine spirit of aloha in collaborating with the community on Hunt’s projects.”

As the lead for the Kalaeloa master development project, Bustamante directs the real estate development, master planning and asset management initiatives of Hunt’s 540-acre property in Kalaeloa, including 600,000 square feet of existing industrial, retail and office buildings. He will focus on maximizing the performance and value of the company’s real estate assets in Kalaeloa through development, asset repositioning, leasing, sales, joint ventures and operations management. Bustamante is also currently developing Hunt’s Kilauea Lighthouse Village – a 50,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail center on Kaua'i’s North Shore.

Prior to joining Hunt Companies, Bustamante was a commercial real estate investment and leasing broker for CBRE in San Francisco. He was also a real estate development analyst for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he participated in the redevelopment of a 400,000-square-foot, mixed-use project in lower Manhattan.

Before entering the real estate industry, Bustamante was an operations manager at Sun Microsystems, where he led the production and distribution of high technology hardware products in San Francisco. He also served as a captain and military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, where he had top secret security clearance and participated in wartime and peacekeeping operations throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Bustamante earned a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University in New York and a bachelor’s degree in law from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also received advanced management certification from Stanford University and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Bustamante is a long-time O'ahu resident who grew up and lived in Kapolei for 20 years.

Founded in 1947, and operating in Hawai'i since 1991, Hunt Companies, Inc. is a leading national real estate company dedicated to building values through development, investment, and management. Hunt is focused in the core areas of public private partnership, military housing, community development, real asset investment management and multifamily housing.

Hunt and its affiliates have $13 Billion Assets Under Management. These assets include 144,583 multi-family housing units and 8.3 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties. Hunt has also developed 89,000 housing units, over 1 million square feet of commercial space and thousands of acres of land. Development project costs have totaled more than $6.3 billion with more than $8.2 billion in construction costs. 

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