In February 1988, Hines purchased the Kearns Building, a 10-story, 166,939-square-foot office building located on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Built in 1911, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hines oversaw the renovation and restoration of the property, which included refurbishment of the building's exterior, lobby and common areas; surface parking expansion; updating the fire-life safety system; and rehabilitation of the HVAC system. The building renovations, designed by Overland Partners, were completed in February 1991.
A second Hines-owned renovation was completed in 2020, which included the complete overhaul of the HVAC systems, the expansion and modernization of the historic lobby and common corridors, and the addition of a state-of-the-art fitness center, cycling and yoga studio, tenant lounge, and second-story outdoor terrace.
In summer 2020, the Kearns Building was excited to open the doors of Hines’ second location of The Square, the world’s premier co-working experience created through collaboration with Industrious. The Square is WELL Registered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™).