On Friday, June 5, we pressed pause to unite as OneHines in
solidarity of our Black and African-American colleagues and communities
in America. The goal of the panel discussion was to increase empathy,
understanding and awareness of how current events affect our community
and what each of us can do in response.
All Hines team members, including international colleagues, were invited to participate, support and learn. The conversation was powerful and emotional.
Thank you to our panelists Bert Brown, Jesse Carrillo, LeRonica Hill
and Andrew Cooke for their vulnerability and transparency in sharing their
stories, and educating all of us on how we can be allies.
am very proud to be a part of the Hines family and the leadership of
Jeffrey Hines, Laura Hines-Pierce and Stephanie Biernbaum, for creating
such a platform to increase empathy, understanding and awareness of how
racial injustice affects the Black community and what we can do in
"Thank you, Andrew Cooke, Bert Brown, Jesse Carrillo and LeRonica
Hill, for having the courage and strength to share your personal
experiences and insight with us. Through compassion, we can start a
conversation with the various affected communities and community leaders
to gain a collective understanding where we can utilize the dialogue
and ideas as a conduit to lay the foundation, toward a meaningful and
long-term solution, to a deeply-rooted systemic problem."
"Action is required, and it will allow us to evolve and prosper, both ethically and spiritually."
"So appreciative to be able to spend this important hour
together. The panelists were so real and raw and I’m inspired by how
candid and brave they were. Thank you to our wonderful firm for
facilitating a bold conversation. I hope we are all getting a little
better, stronger and bolder every day."
"So appreciative of the bravery and honesty of my coworkers. This was powerful and so needed right now. Thank you!"
"This was one of the most powerful conversations since I joined
Hines. Really proud to be part of this firm and learn how I can be a
better ally and create a better world for all of our children."
"This was so awesome!! I'm grateful to the panelists for putting
themselves out there to speak candidly about their experiences. Also
thank you to Hines for giving them a platform and room to speak. Proud
to work for this company."
"So grateful to be part of a family/company that has always been
activists in this arena and continue to take action and have the
uncomfortable conversations. Thank you SO much to all the panelists for
being so vulnerable. We hear you and we support you."