DALLAS—The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) has promoted Nicholas (Nick) D. Vanderboom to senior vice president of development, based in Honolulu, HI. In this role, Vanderboom and his team will continue to focus on key strategic developments in Hawaii, including the recently announced luxury condominiums, ONE Ala Moana, and the transformation of 60-acre Ward Centers to Ward Village. Vanderboom continues to report to Christopher Curry, Senior Executive Vice President of Development for the company. He joins Dave Striph, Senior Vice President, as part of the leadership team in Hawaii.
Vanderboom most recently served as Vice President of Development. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Vanderboom served as Vice President of Development for TPMC California. He worked as an independent real estate consultant, where he spent the majority of his time working for Forest City Enterprises on mixed use development projects in California, Nevada, Texas and Hawaii. He also worked at Allan D. Kotin & Associates, a Los Angeles-based real estate consulting firm specializing in public private-joint ventures.
Vanderboom earned a Master of Real Estate Development in 2007 from the University of Southern California and received his undergraduate degree in Business from USC in 2006. He was also a tight end on USC’s football team, winning two national championships and five Pac-10 championships.
“Nick epitomizes the vision, leadership and dedication we seek within our development team,” said David R. Weinreb, chief cxecutive officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “His impact within our organization is already apparent given his passion and drive; we know he will continue to create and execute a compelling vision for our developments and build strong alliances for The Howard Hughes Corporation in Hawaii.”
The Howard Hughes Corporation currently owns three properties in Hawaii: ONE Ala Moana, Ward Centers and ranch land in Maui. ONE Ala Moana is a world class development of luxury condominiums above the Nordstrom parking structure at Ala Moana Center. In a joint venture with The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group, the partnership recently began sales of the 23-story tower, which offers an ultra-luxury lifestyle to local and international residents. Ward Centers is a collection of retail and commercial properties centrally located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. In October 2012, the company – the largest private land owner in the Kaka‘ako district – unveiled a vision for Ward Village. The 9.3 million square-foot, mixed-use development will reshape the area into a dynamic, urban master planned community, with more than 4,000 residential units and over one million square feet of upscale retail and other commercial space.