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Current responsibilities
Deven Higa is a broker for JLL Retail. He is responsible for overall development and execution of leasing strategies for properties in the Hawaii. 

Deven has strong knowledge of property management, operations and marketing to better assist clients with overall asset goals through the implementation of a strategic leasing plan. Additionally, Deven is responsible for developing and maintaining strong retailer relationships.

Experience
Prior to joining JLL Retail, Deven served as Group Business Development Representative at General Growth Properties where he managed specialty leasing programs at Queen Ka΄ahumanu Center and Windward Mall in Hawaii.

During his tenure with General Growth Properties, he increased specialty leasing income to over $2 million annually for the first time in the program history. Additionally, he participated in local leasing initiatives resulting in several long-term leases at his assigned properties. 

Deven's additional experience includes serving as District Sales Manager for Trans World Entertainment Corporation, Senior Store Manager for The Musicland Group and Research and Development for West Tech Software.  

Education
Deven holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing from The University of Washington.

Affiliations
He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Hawaii.