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Melanie Pualani Hao

Planning and Development Director

Melanie Hao is responsible for leading planning and development projects for Kamehameha Schools’ commercial properties and master-planned communities, including the Kaiaulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan for the Our Kakaʻako community, Keawalau redevelopment in Waipahu, and other market areas across the pae ‘aina.

Melanie has an extensive background with over 20 years of national and international experience in medical and commercial real estate, including working for a Fortune 500 company and most recently  for Providence Saint Joseph Health System, a comprehensive non-profit religious health care organization comprising of 54 hospitals and over 1,000 clinics with master planned communities across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

Her commercial real estate experience also includes worldwide expertise as a strategic director, advisor, and liaison for real estate planning and development, performance measurement, facility management, and financial supervision of real estate assets in the medical and global corporate real estate environment.

A 1980 graduate of KS Kapālama, Melanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Business Administration and Leadership from Concordia University in Irvine, California, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate from CoreNet Global.

During her free time, Melanie enjoys golfing and hula.

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