Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2004 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner
Gerald D. Hines  

Gerald D. Hines


Mr. Hines is co-owner and chief executive officer responsible for directing all firm policy and procedure as well as participating in major new business ventures and cultivating new and existing investor relations.

Mr. Hines oversees a portfolio of more than 700 properties valued at approximately $14 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 an acquisition program, and developed major new sources of equity and debt financing. When other firms were financing projects with debt, Mr. Hines 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 is a member of the Hines Executive Committee and served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1981 to 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.

Mr. Hines received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1948 as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue in 1983.

One Shell Plaza Bank of America Center Embassy House
One Shell Plaza
Houston, TX, 1971
Bank of America Center
Houston, TX, 1983
Seven World Trade Center
Beijing, China, 2002

For more information on Gerald D. Hines and his work please visit his company website.