Whitney Burns

Whitney Burns
VP – Global Client Strategy

Whitney Bossin Burns serves as Vice President, Global Client Strategy for Hines, the international real estate firm. Her focus is to bring global innovation, strategy, and coordination to client relationships in order to solve clients’ space and service needs. In addition, she is responsible for developing the firm’s vision and strategic roadmap to elevate the client experience across product types.

She joined Hines in 2013 as Director of Marketing and PR for CityCenterDC in Washington, D.C., successfully bringing the 10-acre, mixed-use development online from development to operations. She then served as Director of Global Project Marketing and Digital Strategy at the firm’s headquarters in Houston, where she created and consulted on award-winning marketing, PR and placemaking strategies for more than 18-million square feet globally. Whitney then joined Hines’ Southwest Region as a project manager and regional business generator on the development and management side of the business. She was an instrumental player in the region’s push into the creative office and life science sectors. Her out-of-the-box, innovative concepts and digital strategies have garnered numerous awards, including an Emmy in 2018 for her work at CityCenterDC. She has been named an Emerging Leader in Retail by Real Estate Forums and as a Woman to Watch by the Houston Business Journal.

Whitney is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Prior to her career at Hines, she spent time in marketing and production with Discovery Networks in Los Angeles and New York and NBC News at Rockefeller Center in New York.