Laura Hines-Pierce is the firm’s co-chief executive officer. She works side-by-side with chairman and co-chief executive officer, Jeff Hines, to help shape firm-wide strategy and manage key risks. She is a member of the firm's executive and investment committees. Under Laura’s leadership as Co-CEO, Hines has had a total deal volume of $17.54 billion and raised $6.6 billion across all global funds. Hines has $94.6 billion of assets under management across 30 countries (as of June 30, 2023).
In this role, Laura helps to lead the global real estate firm into its next era and establish its legacy as an innovative company driving change across the real estate and investment management industries. A strong proponent of ESG, she is committed to enhancing and growing the firm’s ESG and DEI efforts to establish Hines as a pioneer and global leader in these areas. Some of her key strategic initiatives include an increased emphasis on re-evaluating the company’s innovation strategy, achieving the firm’s net-zero carbon target, and building technologies that disrupt the industry as we know it. In 2022, Laura was recognized as one of the PERE “Women of Influence” and in 2023 she was named to Commercial Observer’s "Power 100."
Laura joined Hines in 2012 and served as project manager for River Point, a 1.1 million-square-foot, 52-story office tower and 1.5-acre park located in Chicago's West Loop submarket. She also helped with the restructuring and growth of the firm’s investment management business. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Sotheby’s in New York.
Laura is an active member of the Advisory Board of The Centers for Leadership Excellence (The CLE) Foundation. The CLE is a program seeking to empower racially and ethnically diverse students to earn undergraduate degrees and secure promising careers in real estate and related sectors.
She earned a BA in Economics and Art History from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Galen, and their two children.