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Michael Kaplan

Michael moved to Hawaii after graduation and founded a mixed-use commercial and agricultural development on the beautiful north shore of Kauai.  Phase 1, completed in 2010, included a miniature golf course with botanical gardens, which has over 60,000 visitors in its first year.  Phase 2, an outdoor amphitheater and movie theater, is set to begin construction at the end of 2013.  He gained valuable experience in the development process, leading the team through the market research, design, permitting and construction phases.

Michael is a dual degree candidate pursuing a Master’s in City Planning and a MSRED.  He received his BA in Economics and History from Northwestern University.