Jeff Hines is the firm’s Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He leads Hines’ Executive Committee, which is comprised of the company’s regional CEOs and CIOs, and he is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. As owner, Chairman, and Co-CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s growth and operations.
He became president in 1990 and has driven the company’s global expansion, the creation and transformation of its investment management business, and the diversification of its products and services into all real estate asset classes and management services. Under Jeff’s leadership, Hines has grown from a US$13.5B assets under management (AUM) in 2001 to US $94.6B AUM today.
Jeff is a member of the board of advisors for Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the KIPP Academy Trustees Advisory Board, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He served on the United Way of Greater Houston’s Board of Trustees for many years and has proudly led the firm’s Houston employees in consistently ranking among the top 5% of local companies based on annual contributions. Jeff and his wife Wendy are also proud supporters of Memorial Park Conservancy and funded the creation of the park’s Hines Lake in 2020.
Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Williams College and received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He enjoys golf, sailing, and cheering on his beloved Houston Astros.