Our History

Since 1957, Hines has been leading the industry in quality and innovation.

“Since I founded our firm in 1957, we have been committed to quality investments in real estate, a more functional built environment, better cities and a more sustainable world. Below is a look back at some of the key moments in our history. We are even more excited about what the future holds.” – Gerald D. Hines

1957: Gerald D. Hines opens a one-man office i…
1958: Hines hires second employee and expands …
1959: As development ramps up, firm moves to P…
1960: Hines begins decade of prolific building…
1963: Completion of Joske's marks first major …
1967: Hines breaks ground on Galleria anchor N…
1968: Firm brings build-hold-lease strategy to…
1970: Galleria opens in grand style.
1971: One Shell Plaza marks Hines' first skysc…
1972: One Shell Square pierces New Orleans sky…
1973: Buys First Colony in Sugar Land - larges…
1974: Completes Lord & Taylor, phase 2 of the …
1975: Hines makes bold architectural statement…
1976: Development Manager for Memorial Hermann…
1977: Gerald Hines takes company global, celeb…
1978: Hines Commissions Henry Moore bronze for…
1979: Two Post Oak Central, 30 other projects …
1980: Hines buys first Manhattan property.
1981: Firm develops Seattle tower as Jeff Hine…
1982: Hines builds tallest tower in Texas.
1983: Galleria-area tower becomes Hines' new h…
1984: Hines completes tallest Southeast buildi…
1985: Hines completes Phase 1 of Ravinia Drive…
1986: 53rd at Third, Philip Johnson’s “Lipstic…
1987: Firm celebrates 30 years and 373 project…
1988: Five Hundred Boylston graces Boston’s Ba…
1989: Hines adds Franklin Square to nation’s c…
1990: Jeff Hines becomes firm’s president.
1991: Firm performs several restorations, incl…
1992: Construction begins on Mexico City’s Del…
1993: Joint venture with GM launches with D.C.…
1995: Hines expands European presence, starts …
1996: Hines finishes global headquarters for O…
1997: Hines turns 40 as development on Main To…
1998: Construction begins on EDF Tower in Pari…
1999: Frank Gehry–designed DZ Bank opens in Be…
2000: Hines completes Torre del Angel.
2001: Diagonal Mar Centre opens in Barcelona.
2002: Gerald Hines receives ULI Prize for Visi…
2003: 717 Texas, first LEED Platinum Texas sky…
2004: Barcelona seaside project Diagonal Mar r…
2005: Chicago’s 300 North LaSalle begins devel…
2006: 1180 Peachtree earns unprecedented LEED …
2007: Hines celebrates its 50th anniversary as…
2008: Gerald Hines receives first ever Visiona…
2009: Hines announces the initial public offer…
2010: The Hines GREEN OFFICE™ tenant program n…
2011: Hines is ranked “Greenest Company” by Co…
2012: Construction begins on massive Milan dev…
2013: Hines Global REIT acquires One Westferry…
2014: Hines completes Phase I of CityCenterDC.
2015: Gerald D. Hines celebrates his 90th birt…
2016: Hines announces plans to develop its fir…
2017: Hines celebrates its 60th anniversary as…
2018: Boston Properties and Hines celebrate th…
2019: Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge name next-ge…