Laura Hines-Pierce

Laura Hines-Pierce
Senior Managing Director

Works alongside CEO Jeff Hines to help shape firmwide strategy, manage key risks  and ensure Hines is consistently on the leading edge of being the best real estate  investor, partner and manager in the world. 


Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Art History 

Duke University, 2006 

Master of Business Administration 

Harvard University, 2012 

Career Highlights 

Served as the firm’s Transformation Officer (2018 – 2020) to support the firm’s strategic and transformative efforts across the business. 

Served as Project Manager for River Point, a 1.1 million-square-foot, 52-story office tower and 1.5-acre park located in Chicago‘s West Loop submarket. Her responsibilities included zoning and entitlement, relationship management with equity partner Ivanhoé Cambridge, budget and schedule oversight, design and construction coordination, financial analysis, leasing and marketing. She was  instrumental in securing and negotiating leases for over 900,000 square feet, $30M in tax increment financing and $300M in debt financing for the project.  

Serves as a lead advisor for OneHines Women’s Network, a company-wide program  which seeks to create new opportunities for networking and mentorship, and to increase the volume of female applicants and the percentage of women in leadership in the firm. Additionally, she has served on the firm’s Strategy Committee since 2016,  helping to direct strategic initiatives and investments. 


Ms. Hines-Pierce joined Hines in 2012 and was responsible for project management of developments and support of new business opportunities in the Midwest and  Southeast Regions, including analyzing acquisition and new business opportunities,  developing financial and budget models, assessing market research, evaluating  mixed-use development opportunities and assisting with institutional fund raising. 

Since 2017, she has worked in the Office of the Chief Investment Officer, focused on several firm-wide initiatives that have helped to refine investment strategy and acquisition efforts. In September 2018, she was named the firm’s Transformation  Officer to support the firm’s strategic and transformative efforts across the business,  and in February 2020, she was promoted to Senior Managing Director – Office of the  CEO.  

Prior to joining Hines, she worked for Sotheby’s in New York, where she helped develop and implement standardized auction processes and oversaw daily management of departmental auctions and client relationships for high-net-worth clients. She also interned at Eastdil Secured where she was responsible for underwriting, analysis, market research and the development of offering memorandums for a variety of asset types across geographies.