Senior Vice President – Development, Northern California
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Mr. Hong has 30 years of experience in all aspects of Real Estate Development and Construction Management.
As Senior Vice President, Mr. Hong is responsible for overseeing and managing new and existing business including the acquisition and development of all major projects in the Northern California region. Mr. Hong has also managed all phases of developments from site acquisition, entitlements, financing, design, through construction and operations, and was responsible for the development of approximately 3,000,000sf of mixed use residential, and retail developments, including 2,500 apartments over a dozen developments in San Francisco and Northern California.
Prior to AvalonBay, Mr. Hong was a Managing Director for Oliver McMillan, a Real Estate Developer and Owner, and involved in acquisitions, developments, and dispositions in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
Mr. Hong also served as the Chief Development Officer (CDO) for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he was responsible for the management and completion of the 6,600,000sf resort and casino. Mr. Hong guided this development through several ownership changes and program adjustments to manage the development from procuring entitlements, through design, construction and opening.
In previous roles, Mr. Hong was a Senior Development Officer for the Continuum Company, a Real Estate Investment and Development company based in New York. Mr. Hong managed the development and re-development of over 2,000,000sf of residential, retail, and hotel space, including 1,000 residential units and 1,000 hotel and timeshare units in New York and Florida. Mr. Hong also served as a Project Engineer with O’Brien Kreitzberg in San Francisco, performing project and construction management functions, and construction claim services.
Mr. Hong received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.