Hines is a global real estate investment, development and management firm founded in 1957. With a presence in 214 cities in across 24 countries and $120.6bn (€105.4bn) of assets under management, including $66.5bn (€58.1bn) for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services and $54.1bn (€47.3bn) for which Hines provides third-party property-level services.
Hines remains a privately-owned company with exceptionally strong values and integrity, and one that carefully guards its clients’ reputation as much as its own. This ownership structure allows Hines to take a long-term view and pursue strategies that help the company to weather real estate cycles.
Hines’ portfolio of existing projects, completed and acquired, includes more than 1,476 properties representing 488.8m square feet (45.4m sqm) of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large master-planned communities and land developments. In addition, Hines’ property management portfolio includes 512 properties totalling 223.5m square feet (20.8m sqm) of prime real estate. The firm has approximately 4,320 employees, most often locals in their specific investment market, executing the different activities of Hines globally.
With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world.
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Investment Principles & Strategy
Hines is active across the risk spectrum and in all real estate sectors and is therefore able to respond to opportunities and trends by establishing appropriately focused investment vehicles at the right time and in the right place.
The firm is fundamentally a specialist real estate manager, and its core skillset remains in creating value at the property level by combining sound investment strategies with detailed and complex asset work. The ability to underwrite a real asset with greater insight into its physical systems (with development/engineering capabilities), operating requirements (with property management capabilities) and occupier prospects (with local country teams) allows the firm to drive value throughout a capital markets or rental cycle. A deep understanding of real estate by the fiduciary decision makers and an embedded world-class operator sets Hines apart.
Strategic Corporate Development
Hines was founded in 1957 in Houston and has evolved into one of the largest and most experienced real estate organisations in the world. As Hines expanded, it consciously decentralised its organisation, allowing the firm to grow deep regional platforms. Hines’ North American presence spans across the United States and Canada. With over 60 years of operation on the continent under the same continuous leadership, the firm has long-tenured real estate professionals living and working in their local markets. The North American headquarters is located in Houston, along with Investment Management and Capital Markets functions, and the firm has an AIFM regulated fund management and investment services platform in Houston and New York. The North American platform continues to expand as opportunities arise. As of 31 December 2018, Hines is responsible for approximately $90.7bn of assets under management across North America and is most recognised for its flagship investments.
Sustainability and Innovation
Sustainability has been at the heart of the firm since its inception in 1957. Over the decades, Hines has continuously partnered with leading manufacturers, universities and engineers to pioneer new approaches and technologies that elevate the efficiency and value of every building. Sustainability at Hines is not a means to an end, but an ongoing practice that fosters communities and cities around the world.
In 2008, Hines initiated HinesGO (Hines GREEN OFFICE) as an internal program to measure and reward sustainable practices within all Hines offices worldwide. The firm currently has more than 63.8m square feet of projects that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under LEED®; more than 84.9m square feet in the ENERGY STAR® program and more than 30.0m square feet in the Hines GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program.
In 2017, Hines created the Office of Innovation. This department was created to leverage the innovation that is already occurring and provide resources to take them to the next level by testing and implementing new building technologies that enhance sustainability efforts and future-proof assets.
Hines has partnered with the International WELL Building Institute™ and the Mayo Clinic as a founding member in the Well Living Lab to explore how air quality, thermal comfort, light, acoustics, density and other factors affect stress, sleep and wellness for building occupants.
The firm is also exploring the provision of hospitality focused amenities and experiences for tenants, residents and guests in its office and multifamily properties. Furthermore, Hines is pursuing ways to activate its lobbies and other common areas to encourage collaboration and accidental interactions. In addition to looking at how to create the “third place” in its office buildings – the place between home and work.
Additionally, Hines is an investor in Fifth Wall, a venture capital firm that provides organised access to the landscape of real estate technology and the changes that are occurring.
Fifth Wall delivers venture capital experience and execution, coupled with a pipeline of technology firms focused on the real estate industry. This access offers excellent opportunities for early partnerships and allows Hines to influence the thinking of some of the most talented entrepreneurs focused on this area.
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