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Hines France Regional Office


EDF Tower, Paris

Hines France was founded in 1995 and, with a team of 28 real estate professionals,  provides development, investment and asset management services to its clients.  With more than 970,000 gross square meters of office and mixed-use projects completed, under construction, under development and under asset management in the Ile-de-France region, Hines France is a leader in the commercial development sector. Completed developments include EDF Tower (65,000 sqm); CB16 Tower in Paris-La Defense (27,000 sqm); Havas headquarters in Suresnes (23,000 sqm); M6 Headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris (11,000 sqm); and the Meudon Campus near Paris (45,000 sqm).

Projects currently in the design-development phase include mixed-use development Bruneseau Duo I & II and office projects Boulonge Leclerc and Quadrans. 

Hines France is led by Olivier de Dampierre, President; Patrick Albrand, Senior Managing Director; Patrick Bosque, Managing Director, Development; and Xavier Musseau, Managing Director. Investment.  By aligning Hines’ experience with an excellent, longstanding knowledge of the local market, Hines France is able to anticipate and create new development opportunities with strong added value, including in the areas of urban planning, architecture, legal and financial structuring.

A Current Regional Initiative

The recently completed Renault project, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, presented Hines France with the opportunity to build a major mixed-use development incorporating hotel, residential and office in one of the most exclusive residential sectors of the Paris region. Hines, in conjunction with two French development partners, Sorif and Nexity, was selected by Renault, the large French automobile manufacturer, to purchase and develop a 45-hectare site which served in the early 1900s as Renault’s original car manufacturing facility. The site is one of the largest development sites in Paris history, strategically located along the banks of the Seine River, close to the heart of the city.  The total master-planned development spans 653,000 square meters of office, residential, retail and public facilities. 


Olivier de Dampierre
Oliver de Dampierre

Since joining Hines in 1995, Olivier de Dampierre has been instrumental in developing its French subsidiary and is now president of Hines France Sovacim SA. He was a key player in the negotiation and execution of two primary developments in the business district of Paris, La Defense (65,000 square meters and 30,000 square meters). Mr. de Dampierre's real estate career has been impressive. In 1981, he founded the Commercial Real Estate Division at STIM and over the next 10 years served as its vice president of commercial development, director of commercial development, and director. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. de Dampierre was managing director of STIM S.A., a subsidiary of Sogelym, the largest property developer in Lyon. Before joining Hines, he served as managing director of Sogelym Ile-de-France, S.A. from July 1994 to May 1995. Mr. de Dampierre received a degree from the University of Paris IX, Dauphine in June 1971 and received his Bachelor degree in Urbanism from the University of Paris VIII in June 1972.
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Patrick Albrand
Senior Managing Director
Patrick Albrand

Shortly after joining the firm in 1995, Patrick Albrand was instrumental in the establishment and supervision of its French subsidiary. He has been active in the development of Hines France’s first major projects in the business district of La Defense: two high-rise buildings designed by KPF and Pei Cobb Freed, Havas headquarters in Suresnes and others. Prior to working at Hines, Mr. Albrand was the director in charge of development at Stim-Bouygues Real Estate in Paris (1989-1995), where he arranged joint ventures with outside developers and investors. He was a senior research associate at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California (1983-1987), where he participated in the creation of innovative tools and computer programs for the building industry and the real estate sector, with the objective of optimizing energy consumption and building energy management. Prior to that, he was with the Ministry of Interior of Morocco (1980-1982), where he directed and managed a local department of public works that planned, designed and developed 2,500 multi-family homes, a mosque and a hospital. Mr. Albrand received a Master in Architecture at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1980 and a Master in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1988.
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