Commercial Real Estate Icon, Gerald D. Hines Honored as the 2015 Howard Horne Legacy Award Recipient.

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NAIOP Houston recognizes Gerald D. Hines, Founder & Chairman of Hines, as a real estate professional that is committed to the industry, the advancement of the community, and betterment of the society.

NAIOP Houston Howard Horne Legacy Award
When evaluating recipients, we seek someone who personifies Howard’s legacy – A renowned individual committed to our profession who has framed the future of our industry. Gerald Hines was the clear choice for this year’s honor

NAIOP Houston, a chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, honored Gerald D. Hines, Founder and Chairman of Hines, as the 2015 Howard Horne Legacy Award recipient at a luncheon held on Friday, April 24, 2015. Mr. Hines is the third recipient of the distinguished award that recognizes a pillar within the commercial real estate industry who has not only helped shape the City of Houston, but also the industry as a whole. Chairman of Howard Horne Legacy Committee, John Duffie stated, “When evaluating recipients, we seek someone who personifies Howard’s legacy – A renowned individual committed to our profession who has framed the future of our industry. Gerald Hines was the clear choice for this year’s honor.”

The luncheon included past legacy award recipients Dan Bellow and Robert Duncan, who along with Hines discussed their experiences with Howard Horne and the evolution of commercial real estate industry. “To have all three Howard Horne Award recipients on one stage is a historical moment for NAIOP Houston,” stated Chapter President, Don Janssen. “These individuals have transformed our industry and paved the path for future generations.”

Mr. Hines has dedicated much of his time to improving the landscape of the industry and is a proud member of the community, exhibiting a commitment to its progress. Among his proudest accomplishments are the support of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and the establishment of the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. In receiving this award Mr. Hines stated “I am honored to receive this award from NAIOP, and doubly so, since it celebrates Howard Horne, who was a key partner in One Shell Plaza in Houston.”

About NAIOP Houston
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, began in 1967 and has retained through all these years its core group of developer members. The association began as a small group of owners and developers of industrial parks in the eastern U.S. and has since grown to include professionals across the real estate profession. NAIOP Houston, founded in 1988, has set a standard of excellence among Houston’s commercial real estate professionals and continues to raise the bar for community service, professionalism, and dedication to the industry.

About Hines
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with locations in 185 cities in 19 countries. Hines has $84.9 billion of assets under management, including $42.7 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $42.2 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. In 2014, Hines completed over $8 billion in transactions on behalf of its investment management clients. The firm has 104 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped, or acquired more than 1,000 properties, totaling over 339 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 511 properties, representing over 176 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit http://www.hines.com for more information.

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