Gerald D. Hines
Co-owner and chief executive officer of Hines Interests responsible for directing all firm policy and procedures as well as participating in major new business ventures and cultivating new and existing investor relations. Member of the Hines Executive Committee. Mr. Hines earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and also received a Honorary Doctorate of Engineering.
Mr. Hines oversees a portfolio 1,126 properties valued at approximately $23.7 billion, making the firm one of the largest real estate companies in the world. He expanded the scope of the company by moving into foreign markets, introduced new product lines, initiated the firm’s acquisition program and developed major new sources of equity and debt financing. When other firms were financing projects with debt he began financing projects primarily with equity in order to align the firm’s interests more closely to its investors. He is credited for setting new industry standards for quality in real estate development and management.
Mr. Hines served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1981-1983. He is the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development, and was appointed as a Life Trustee by The Urban Land Institute.
Since founding Hines in 1957, Mr. Hines has built the company into one of the leading real estate firms in the world. He has also been recognized for his adherence to the highest quality standards and for his support of urban planning initiatives.