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Laura Hines-Pierce Tapped as Co-CEO at Hines

Houston-based global real estate firm Hines has tapped Laura Hines-Pierce as co-CEO of the firm, effective immediately. Laura has served as Hines’ senior managing director in the office of the CEO since 2020, and previously served as the firm’s transformation officer.

“Laura has brought tremendous innovation to the firm and has been instrumental in driving efficiency and creating value for our investors and clients. It’s an honor to have her join me as co-CEO,” said Jeff Hines, chairman and co-CEO of Hines as well as Lauraโ€™s father. “Leading Hines during the real estate industry’s massive transformation takes strategic thinking, vision and empathetic leadership, which are qualities that Laura exemplifies. I’m looking forward to us continuing my father’s legacy of prioritizing quality, service and integrity together.”

Since joining the office of the CEO in 2020, Hines-Pierce has helped to build the investment management platform that launched three flagship funds across the U.S. and Asia with a total current investment capacity of $4.8 billion in equity translating to $10.8 billion in purchasing power. Prior to that, she was the firm’s transformation officer and worked with the co-heads of investment management, the global chief investment officer and the CEO of capital markets, to refine investment strategy and acquisition efforts.

The firm will move forward with enacting its succession plan with the expectation that Laura’s two brothers, Adam and Matthew Hines, will join her and Jeff in the office of the CEO, at Jeff’s discretion. Adam Hines currently works in the capital markets division of the firm and Matthew Hines is part of a development team in the company’s west region.

“I’m proud to become co-CEO and continue the momentum we’re experiencing across the board at Hines,” said Laura Hines-Pierce, co-CEO of Hines. “My father has been the catalyst for our global expansion and growth over the past three decades and I’m excited to partner with him at this pivotal moment for the firm.โ€

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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