Stephen Hicks Named General Manager of Keauhou Shopping Center
Keauhou, HI (Mar. 6, 2023) – Keauhou Shopping Center welcomes Stephen Hicks as its new general manager. Hicks brings more than 17 years of leadership experience to continue perpetuating the heritage and vibrance of this gathering place for the Keauhou community.
“I am excited to join the Keauhou Shopping Center ‘ohana as we look to continue to provide the best shopping experience for our tenants and guests,” said Hicks. “Being a longtime West Hawai‘i resident, it is an honor to have the kuleana of stewarding these lands and property in support of the Keauhou community.”
As the general manager, Hicks will lead operations for the Kamehameha Schools-owned shopping center located on 22.9 acres of ‘āina overlooking Keauhou Bay. Encompassing 178,792 square feet of retail space, this open-air center features a collection of 40 local, national, and one-of-a-kind stores, restaurants, and service providers, making it a favorite destination for residents and visitors alike. Notable tenants include KTA Super Stores, Bianelli’s Pizza, Kona Stories, and Ali‘i Health Center.
“Keauhou Shopping Center is a community piko where kama‘āina and visitors can enjoy their favorite foods and entertainment, as well as receive daily necessities like health care and medicine,” said Jeff Mau, director of Asset Management at Kamehameha Schools. “Stephen’s local knowledge, paired with his extensive management experience, will ensure the center continues to serve the needs of the Keauhou community.”
Hicks is an active member of the Kona Rotary Club, an eight-time Ironman Triathlon competitor, and has been a Kona resident for 40 years with his wife and three children.
About Keauhou Shopping Center
Located along Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Keauhou Shopping Center is the centerpiece of Keauhou Resort, a modern getaway known for its rich Hawaiian history and natural beauty. The center offers a unique shopping experience with opportunities to learn about the area’s heritage through mele, hula and other educational programs. Keauhou Shopping Center is home to a collection of island entrepreneurs, national retail brands, restaurants, and professional services. For more information visit www.keauhoushoppingcenter.com.
About Washington Prime Group
Washington Prime Group Inc. is a retail real estate investment trust and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The company combines a national real estate portfolio with its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S. Washington Prime Group® is a registered trademark of the Company. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.
About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of Native Hawaiian people through education. Kamehameha Schools envisions a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, grow into ʻōiwi leaders who inspire and contribute to their communities, both locally and globally. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).