Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Hines is driven by a commitment to excellence, integrity and innovation. Employees are essential to our success, and we are dedicated to attracting, developing, and promoting a talented, diverse, and multicultural workforce. We strive to provide an inclusive environment where differences are valued, embraced, and celebrated, and where everyone can reach their full potential. Diverse perspectives advance new ideas and foster our entrepreneurial culture, creating successful outcomes for our firm as well as our partners, clients, investors and employees.

By the Numbers

Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hines considers the whole talent ecosystem: Access, Hiring, Belonging, and Elevation.


Expansion of awareness and access to commercial real estate careers for underrepresented groups are key diversity priorities at Hines. We create opportunities through campus recruiting initiatives and internship programs like Skyline Scholars, an internally sourced education program designed to give college freshmen and sophomores from underrepresented groups career awareness and access to the commercial real estate industry.

Partnerships with organizations such as Project Destined, ULI/WLI, Project REAP, Forte, REEC, CREW, and The Consortium offer equitable opportunities for mentorship, training, and real-world CRE experience for underrepresented talent.

Our recruiting efforts currently reach almost 40% (6) of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and will continue to increase

Over 425 students from diverse backgrounds participated in Hines-sponsored CRE educational programs

Students from underrepresented groups participated in the Skyline Scholars program


A diverse workforce is a stronger, more resilient workforce. We are committed to improving gender and ethnic representation in all our job families - particularly at the officer level - and build teams that reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate.

of Skyline Scholars participants converted to the Hines internship program

of interns are from underrepresented groups

of full-time graduate hires are from underrepresented groups


We are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports all Hines employees to thrive. Employees' different backgrounds and perspectives spark innovation and push us to advance ideas that benefit Hines, our stakeholders, and partners. The OneHines initiative serves as a commitment to provide a space for employee awareness, engagement, connection, and learning. Our goal is to provide equity through increased empathy, education and action that drives employee engagement, increases employee understanding, and ultimately creates a greater sense of belonging for all employees.


Co-CEO Laura Hines-Pierce and members of our OneHines Women's Network celebrating and championing inclusion at a recent management conference.


Hines Partners with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School


New York City International Women's Day Viewing Event


After hour employee resource group social event at texas tower


Hines Europe celebrates Global Diversity Awareness Month


Hines United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Hungary celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month with cultural cuisines


Hines recognize Indigenous People's Day


Hines India supports and celebrates young female entrepreneurs

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Employee Resource Groups

Hines' Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are designed to advance our DEI strategy and create a firmwide platform to connect employees, develop leaders, celebrate diversity, serve communities and drive business and brand. Our ERG members can identify opportunities, share best practices and serve as Allies to under-represented groups.

OHWN enhances the workplace experience for women at Hines to capitalize on the power of diversity and inclusion by building a strong network of support from all genders and backgrounds within the firm.

PRIDE garners support for LGBTQ+ employees and the community by increasing awareness, building alliances, and championing career progression and equitable grassroots advocacy at Hines.

BEAN advocates for the inclusion of Black employees and increased community awareness and access to CRE. BEAN's increased outreach and engagement improves access for hiring, retention and career progression for underrepresented minorities.

LHERN seeks to help unite employees to increase awareness, build alliances, provide mentorship, enhance career progression, and promote equity through organizing, advocacy, and community outreach.

CARE champions and supports caregivers at Hines to include, parents, pet caregivers, and those caring for family members & loved ones, by creating awareness and concern around the daily experience of working caregivers.

OHANA enriches the employee experience at Hines through increased support and representation for employees of Asian heritage, raising awareness of issues impacting the Asian community, and celebrating contributions of Asian culture and history.

AVE is a global network of veterans, service members and allies to drive awareness, outreach, and representation opportunities.


Hiring, retaining, and promoting diverse talent is critical to the future of Hines. It is important that we reflect society and that we have the right talent in place to meet the needs of Hines, our stakeholders, employees, and the people globally where we operate.

We are laser focused on the biggest broken rung in the pipeline — diverse talent at the officer level — and are taking steps towards solutions. We recently updated our officer promotion criteria for more transparency and criteria, and we also launched a new mentoring program to help drive progression opportunities for all employees.


Prioritizing people is how we do business at Hines

Our focus on people - and on improving their experiences in our workforce, industry, and communities - helps Hines remain a sustainable, resilient business.

DEI in Practice