Milstein Hall at 4:45pm: Gerald Hines Receives 2013 Cornell Real Estate Industry Leadership Award
Ithaca, NY. – The Cornell Real Estate Review has named Gerald Hines, Founder and Chairman of Hines, as the recipient of its Real Estate Industry Leader Award for 2013. He will receive this award Tuesday, April 30th at 4:45pm in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium in Milstein Hall.
The Real Estate Industry Leader Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated transformational leadership in the real estate industry. The award is a top honor given to exceptional leaders whose influence and integrity have created a lasting legacy within the industry.
Past recipients include Larry Silverstein, the president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc.; Robert Duncan, the chairman, co-founder, and managing principal of Transwestern Investment Company; Art Gensler, the founder and CEO of Gensler; Andrew Florance, the founder and CEO of CoStar; Samuel Zell, the chairman and president of Equity Group Investments; and William Sanders, the chairman of Strategic Growth Bank and formerly chairman, CEO and founder of Security Capital Group and LaSalle Partners.
"Frank Gehry. Pei Cobb Freed. Jean Nouvel. Philip Johnson. Cesar Pelli. Moshe Safdie. This is just a sample of the remarkable list of architects that Gerald Hines has partnered with,” said Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. “Across the country, and indeed across the globe, he has brought an unprecedented level of design talent to urban centers. If there is one person who embodies high-quality development and the value of comprehensive urban design, it is Gerald Hines.”
Michael D. Johnson, Dean and E.M. Statler Professor in the School of Hotel Administration, stated that “the Hines name is synonymous with high quality design and construction, as well as great investment returns over the long term for his investors. Gerald Hines’s innovative spirit and standard of excellence are hallmarks of his company’s 50-plus-year history. We are pleased to have an opportunity to recognize him for this exceptional record of achievement.”
In recognition of this award, a feature article and interview with Mr. Hines will appear in the 2013 edition of the Cornell Real Estate Review. In addition, he has accepted invitations to speak at the Distinguished Speaker Series of the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate on April 30, 2013 in Ithaca, NY, and to attend and be honored at the 31st annual Cornell Real Estate Conference in New York, NY on October 10, 2013.
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed includes 1,208 properties representing more than 488 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Currently, Hines manages 379 properties totaling 137 million square feet, which includes 66 million square feet for third parties. With offices in 104 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23.8 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines is also a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies, with extensive experience in LEED®, ENERGY STAR®, BREEAM, Haute Qualité Environnementale and DGNB green building rating systems. Visit http://www.hines.com for more information.
The Cornell Real Estate Review was founded in 2002 as a forum for faculty, professionals, and real estate students to focus attention on current issues in the real estate industry. The Review focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of real estate, blending informative articles on real estate practice with application-based academic research. The Review covers a broad range of issues from the various real estate disciplines including design, business economics, engineering, finance, law, planning, development, marketing, and property management.
The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate offers a comprehensive, two-year professional degree in the field and is home to the Cornell Real Estate Council, an extensive network of industry leaders, the Cornell Real Estate Conference, research and industry news, and more. To learn more about Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, please visit: http://www.realestate.cornell.edu.
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