(HOUSTON) – Hines, the privately held international real estate firm, announced today the release of the firm’s sixth sustainability report. The comprehensive report, which can be viewed at http://hinessustainability.com/, provides a detailed review of Hines’ environmental, social and governance performance, compiled in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The new report celebrates diversity in its many forms and the contribution that each makes to a more sustainable future. It covers not only human diversity, but also details diversity of product and services, diversity of partners and clients, and perhaps most importantly, diversity of ideas, which helps Hines achieve its objective of being a leader in sustainability and the premier real estate company in the world.
“For 60 years, Hines has championed sustainable practices and technologies. In this report we wanted to draw together diversity and sustainability because we believe that to be a sustainable, best-in-class firm requires us to embrace the creative thinking of a diverse workforce,” said Hines President and CEO Jeff Hines.
Gary Holtzer, Hines senior managing director and global sustainability officer, added, “What makes Hines such a special place is the creative thought and passion that we see demonstrated each day, worldwide. These characteristics have driven the firm to be a world leader in sustainability, and our commitment to diversity will drive us to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
The full, GRI-compliant report, Hines Sustainability 6.0 can be found online on the firm’s website https://www.hines.com/about/sustainability.
Hines partners with multiple institutions to identify best-operating practices and cutting-edge technologies in order to stay in the forefront of building operations, including: ENERGY STAR; ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance; and the USGBC. Internationally, Hines was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council and the Russian Green Building Council, and is active in the Green Building Council Brasil, the Green Building Council España, the Green Building Council Italia, the Indian Green Building Council, the BRE Environmental Assessment Method program in the United Kingdom and the Haute Qualité Environnementale program in France.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 189 cities in 20 countries. Hines has approximately $96.5 billion of assets under management, including $48.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $48 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 114 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,206 properties, totaling over 390 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 533 properties, representing over 213 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.