Hines – Setting the Standard the World Over in Real Estate Investment, Development and Management

Since its inception in 1957, Hines has created projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for investor partners, clients and local communities. With a presence in more than 100 cities around the globe and investor relationships with many of the world’s largest financial institutions, Hines has the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial strength to assume complex and challenging investment, development and management projects.

Since the early 80’s, Hines has been very active in the Mexico market. From that time, the firm has successfully developed industrial, office, residential and commercial projects across the country including projects in cities like Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Merida and Mexico City.

“Hines ended 2010 with some impressive achievements, including the lease of 94% of the available space in the Parque Industrial Tecnologico III in Guadalajara, explains Ricardo Serrano, director for the Hines Mexico office”.This was accomplished even though it was during one of the most difficult market situations for leasing industrial space in Guadalajara.

Hines has good expectations for 2011 due to the increase in build-to-suit and construction management industrial projects nationwide where the firm is actively working”.

According to Mr. Serrano, “Hines will also focus their efforts in the growing property administration business where Hines is an industry leader for both industrial parks and corporate of- fices throughout Mexico”.

Hines is the worldwide leader in the development and administration of sustainable projects. This well-developed company demonstrates their environmental commitment with over a decade of sustainable development projects certified in LEED® or ENERGY STAR, with a total development of over 184 million square feet.

In 2009, Hines achieved the LEED® certification for a speculative industrial building in San Luis Potosi, EcoLogistics 1 became the first LEED certified building for LEED® Core & Shell.

“The LEED certification of EcoLogistics 1 at Parque Logístico San Luis Potosi is certainly something to be proud of for Hines. This is because it is the first industrial project of its kind in Mexico,” states Mr. Serrano”.This represents our ability to complete a build-to-suit project and obtain the LEED certi fications for clients who are interested in leasing sustainable buildings. The construction specifications for EcoLogistics 1 provides operative and financial benefits while lowering consumption of electric energy and water for the tenants”.

“Hines is one of the largest real estate companies worldwide,” Mr. Serrano concluded”.Our Company will continue to set the standard in sustainable practices for build-to-suit, construction management and property management in Mexico. We are the best solution for companies who are interested in industrial and corporate tailor-made projects which are concerned about quality and timing. We proud ourselves in helping our tenants initiate operations in time and within budget”.