Myron Hunt, shopping center industry pioneer and founder of Myron M. Hunt, Inc., died on July 30, 2013. He was 87.
Over the 50 years since founding Myron M. Hunt, Inc. in 1962, Myron was responsible for the development of more than 3 million square feet of retail shopping center projects. An early shopping center industry entrepreneur, Myron was known for his business integrity and the close relationships he formed with national and regional retailers. He was proud to have all 3 of his sons join the company which remains based in Western New York and true to its small, entrepreneurial roots.
Myron spent the first 10 years of his career at Hunt Real Estate Corporation where he was a principal together with his late brother Stuart Hunt and his late father Charles Hunt who founded the Buffalo based company in 1911.
Upon graduating from high school in 1944 at the age of 18, Myron entered the Army as a replacement during the Battle of the Bulge, serving in Germany with the famed 99th Infantry Division of the Third Army, where he fought in the battles for the Remagen Bridge and the Ruhr Pocket, and participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
After the war Myron entered Middlebury College on the GI Bill where he graduated.