|Gerald Hines founded Hines in 1967 and has grown it into a powerhouse in real estate and commercial architecture, with a 1,200-property portfolio spanning 199 cities and 19 countries.
It has $87B of assets under management and developed icons like Houston’s Pennzoil Place, the EDF Tower in Paris, the Disney Concert Hall, The Houston Galleria, San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower and Denver’s Wells Fargo Center. Gerald takes pride in working with some of the world’s biggest architects, including I.M. Pei and Frank Gehry.
After graduating from Purdue University with an engineering degree, Gerald moved to Houston, which only had about 500,000 people. His first development was a small building for a friend, which sparked requests for more. Gerald donated $7B to University of Houston’s College of Architecture, which renamed itself the Hines School of Architecture. He was one of the primary contributors in the construction of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen, CO.