Conceptual Construction Group

The Conceptual Construction Group was born from Gerald D. Hines’ vision of creating institutional-quality buildings through a risk-managed process that consistently delivers high-quality development on time and on budget and creates a finished product distinctive in its respective market.

Average Experience per Group Member

68 million SF of total career experience
29 years in the real estate industry
16.5 years with Hines

Over the years, the group has analyzed and refined the pre-construction phases of concept, design and contracting, managing every aspect to cut costs, reduce risk and deliver greater long-term value. This intellectual rigor and hands-on practice has resulted in a systematic approach to development that has been tested and proven on hundreds of buildings around the world—buildings that are as efficient, vital and profitable today as the day they were built.

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges  /  Bentonville

Hines served as development manager for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Conceptual Construction Group, along with Hines’ regional team, helped to achieve the architect’s ambitious vision for the 200,000-square-foot award-winning museum.

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Conceptual Construction Underlying Values

  1. Product Innovation The Conceptual Construction Group has helped pioneer forward-thinking technologies that have become industry standard. We collaborate closely with manufacturers to test, evaluate and coax new ideas and products.

  2. Continuous Improvement We investigate, analyze and test new technology every day to ensure Hines buildings continue to set new quality standards for our clients and tenants.

  3. Multifaceted Perspective Our innovations are informed by the Conceptual Construction Group, the Operations and Engineering Group, property management experts and engineering teams with decades of experience.

  4. Quality and Efficiency The Conceptual Construction Group helps ensure that each project meets goals of quality, cost, delivery schedule and, ultimately, performance. They link the firm to the industry’s best practices as well as its suppliers and manufacturers while coordinating intra-firm sharing of best practices.

Sustainability

Since our founding in 1957, we have championed sustainable practices and technologies, proving, time and again, that a greener, more innovative approach to real estate makes good business sense and creates better places for people.

I have never believed in status quo. I believe we can always improve–either by rethinking existing ways of doing things or by thinking outside the box. This is innovation–it is a state of mind.

Gerald D. Hines, Founder and Chairman

Continuous ImprovementMaster Specification (Updating)Manufacturers (Technology)Operations (Feedback)Commissioning (Performance)Contracts (Control)Tendering Cost and Value)Sustainability (Energy and Water)Design (Innovations)

A culture of continuous improvement

The Hines Conceptual Construction Group and Operations and Engineering Group, together with property management and engineering teams, are in communication throughout the building lifecycle.

A firm-wide focus on continuous improvement is further enhanced by the long tenure and experience of those behind the development and operations phases. To measure progress, all Hines buildings are compared across a number of quantitative metrics as well as against industry and geographical norms to provide feedback on competitive performance.

Leadership

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Jerrold P. Lea

Executive Vice President, Conceptual Construction  |   Houston, TX

​Mr. Lea is Executive Vice President, Conceptual Construction and is responsible for all preconstruction activities including budgeting, design, contractor and consultant contract negotiations, and materials purchase for Hines’ domestic and international projects.

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Headquarters

Global Headquarters

2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-6188
United States
713 621 8000
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European Headquarters

5 Welbeck St.
London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900
44 20 7292 1901 fax

Regional Offices

U.S. East Region

345 Hudson Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10014
United States
212 230 2300

U.S. Midwest Region

444 West Lake Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
312 419 4900

U.S. Southeast Region

5 Ravinia Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
United States
770 206 5300
770 206 5325 fax

U.S. Southwest Region

609 Main St.
Suite 4400
Houston, TX 77002
United States
713 237 5600

U.S. West Region

101 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111-5894
United States
415 982 6200
415 398 1442 fax

Asia Pacific Region

101 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111-5894
United States
415 982 6200
415 398 1442 fax

Eurasia Region

Gasheka Street 6
Ste. 820
Moscow 125047
Russia
7 495 785 05 00

European Region

5 Welbeck St.
London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900
44 20 7292 1901 fax

International Offices

Australia

20 Hunter St
Level 11
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
61 2 9231 2167

Brazil

Av. das Nações Unidas, 12901
Torre Norte - 6 ° andar
São Paulo 04578-910
Brazil
55 11 5504 7600

Canada

200 King Street West
Suite 1805
Toronto, ON M5H 3T4
Canada
416 595 1949

China

Hyundai Motor Tower Suite 333
38 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, PRC 100027
China
8610 8453 8855
8610 8453 9866 fax

France

66 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF 92522
France
33 1 41 45 80 80
33 1 41 45 80 81 fax

Germany

Hardenbergstraße 28a
D-10623 Berlin
Germany
49 30 726241 100
49 30 726241 109 fax

Greece

Voukourestiou 19
Athens 106 71
Greece
30 210 364 7895

India

One Horizon Center
12th Floor
Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
India
91 124 480 2222

Ireland

Block 2, First Floor
Clanwilliam House, Clanwilliam Place
Dublin 2
Ireland
353 1 7999900
353 1 7 999931 fax

Italy

Via Manzoni 5
Milan 20121
Italy
0039 02 8962921

Luxembourg

35 F, John F. Kennedy
Luxembourg L-1855

352 264 337 1
352 264 337 37 fax

Mexico

Torre del Angel
Reforma 350
Mexico D.F. 06600
Mexico
52 55 52428809

Panama

Torre B Piso 15
Torre de las Americas
Punta Pacifica, Panama City
Panama
507 028 20 7375
507 300 99 75 fax

Poland

Prosta Street 68
Warsaw 00-838
Poland
48 22 351 2400
48 22 351 2401 fax

Russia

Gasheka Street 6
Ste. 820
Moscow 125047
Russia
7 495 785 05 00
7 495 785 05 10 fax

Spain

Sor Ángela de la Cruz, 2° - 2° C
Edificio Cuzco III
Madrid 28020
Spain
34 91 703 00 23
34 91 359 89 71 fax

South Korea

Glass Tower, Level 20
534 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06181
Republic of Korea
82 2 6138 3840

United Kingdom

5 Welbeck St.
London W1G 9YQ
United Kingdom
44 20 7292 1900
44 20 7292 1901 fax