Hines France Regional Office
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
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.
Senior Managing Director
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.