(SYDNEY) – Hines, the international real estate firm, is pleased to announce three new strategic hires who will join teams in the firm’s Asia Pacific Region. The hires are tasked with expanding the Hines portfolio and implementing strategic investment initiatives across all industry sectors. Throughout APAC, the Hines team has grown to nearly 200 personnel strong across 15 cities, with 22 new hires made in the last 12 months who are directly involved in business generation and investment management roles.
Alysia Reilly joins the firm as Director and Head of Logistics, Australia. In this role, she will lead Hines’ expansion into the logistics sector across Australia. Reilly will initially be focused on acquisitions for investment funds such as Hines Asia Property Partners and Hines Global Income Trust, as well as exploring other development and investment opportunities across the sector, including warehousing, last-mile logistics, cold-storage and data centers.
Sam Bisla joins as Director and Head of Living, Australia. As such, he will lead our expansion into the living sector, focused on establishing and building Hines Australia’s build-to-rent multifamily platform, while also exploring other opportunities in private for-sale apartments, co-living and single-family housing. Sam comes with a proven track record in this sector, having been instrumental in building Australia’s leading build-to-rent platform over the past four years. His experience in Australia, coupled with Hines’s global track record in the sector, will uniquely position Hines as a leader in this new asset class for Australia.
A Hines veteran for the past 25 years, Ricardo Gonzalez will be relocating from Hines Mexico to Hines Australia to serve as the Vice President and Head of Property Management and Operations and will head up property management and operations across the Asia Pacific region. Since joining Hines in 1995, Ricardo has worked on Hines projects located in both the United States and Mexico, and has been directly involved in the startup and operations of more than 17 million square feet of real estate.
Hines Managing Director David Warneford stated, “We are very excited to welcome Alysia Reilly and Sam Bisla to Hines Australia. With the shifting priorities and momentum we’ve seen in real estate over the last few years, we look forward to implementing their combined expertise to help expand our presence and capitalize on the growing market opportunities in Australia and the greater Asia Pacific region.”
“Hiring Ricardo Gonzalez to lead the expansion of Hines’ regional activities in the operations and management of our existing portfolio is instrumental to the growth within this region,” said Ray Lawler, CEO of Hines Asia Pacific region. “Although Ricardo is not new to Hines, we are so happy to welcome him along with the 22 other new business generation and investment professionals who have joined the Asia Pacific Region in the last 12 months, and we are excited to see what other opportunities Ricardo and our other new colleagues will create to grow this business.”
Reilly brings over 15 years of experience and expertise across all facets of institutional investment. Before joining Hines, she held a number of roles at Colliers International since 2017, but most recently served as National Director of the Industrial Capital Markets team. In this role, she focused on investment sales above $20 million across Victoria, and led a team of experts focused on leasing and sales of industrial properties in the City Fringe markets, including those with higher and better use potential. Before that, she held pivotal roles on the management teams of several unlisted/wholesale funds/partnerships for the Goodman Group across Australia and North America and gained extensive experience managing the rezoning and divestment of Urban Renewal assets in Melbourne and Sydney. Reilly earned a BBA in Business at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Melbourne, Australia.
With 18 years of experience, Bisla joins the firm from Grocon, a privately owned development and funds management business, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Home Residential build-to-rent platform, working to originate, execute and finalize transactions to enable the growth of the funds under management to in excess of $2 billion, as well as the establishment of the operational and leasing teams. Before this role, he has held various positions at Moelis & Company, Brookfield Asset Management, ING. Bisla earned a bachelor’s degree in Genetics and holds a master’s degree in both Law and Finance.
Prior to this new role, Gonzalez served as vice president of operations where he was responsible for the Hines Property Management (Hines owned and third party) operations in Mexico covering several asset types including single and multitenant buildings, mixed-use as well as industrial, logistic and build to suit properties. He also oversaw the leasing of Hines managed properties and has managed the Union Investment and Deka portfolios in Mexico for the last 16 years. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Anahuac University in Mexico as well as, an MBA from ITESM in Mexico City.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 240 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees a portfolio of assets under management valued at approximately $160.9 billion,¹ including $81.7 billion in assets under management for which Hines serves as investment manager, and $79.2 billion representing more than 172.9 million square feet of assets for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,450 properties, totaling over 485 million square feet. The firm has more than 180 developments currently underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.
¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of December 31, 2020.