Raising the Bar - The Life & Work of Gerald D Hines (Hardcover)


Gerald D Hines stands at the top of the international real estate investment and development world. A Purdue graduate with a degree in engineering, Hines may have arrived in Houston in 1948 for a nine-to-five job at a heating and air conditioning company, but before long he was making the deals that would transform Houstons skyline. Later, with his revolutionary idea that great architecture was good business, he was reshaping the skylines of the world. Today, Hines is a respected global organisation with a presence in 20 countries that has developed, redeveloped or acquired over 1,100 properties. This book tracks one mans incredible rise, from building small office/warehouses to manifesting Houston icons like The Galleria, One Shell Plaza, and Pennzoil Place to cultivating the national and then global expansion of his company. It paints the portrait of a man who himself is a study in contradictions: a child of the Depression and a citizen of the world; an engineer who still carries the slide rule that has guided his career yet commissions daring feats of art and architecture; a reserved and humble man in a field known for being brash and aggressive who takes on physical challenges with wild abandon. With enlivening anecdotes and revealing characterisations, the book reveals the man behind the premier real estate company in the world like never before.

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Gerald D Hines stands at the top of the international real estate investment and development world. A Purdue graduate with a degree in engineering, Hines may have arrived in Houston in 1948 for a nine-to-five job at a heating and air conditioning company, but before long he was making the deals that would transform Houstons skyline. Later, with his revolutionary idea that great architecture was good business, he was reshaping the skylines of the world. Today, Hines is a respected global organisation with a presence in 20 countries that has developed, redeveloped or acquired over 1,100 properties. This book tracks one mans incredible rise, from building small office/warehouses to manifesting Houston icons like The Galleria, One Shell Plaza, and Pennzoil Place to cultivating the national and then global expansion of his company. It paints the portrait of a man who himself is a study in contradictions: a child of the Depression and a citizen of the world; an engineer who still carries the slide rule that has guided his career yet commissions daring feats of art and architecture; a reserved and humble man in a field known for being brash and aggressive who takes on physical challenges with wild abandon. With enlivening anecdotes and revealing characterisations, the book reveals the man behind the premier real estate company in the world like never before.

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General

Imprint

Fenwick Publishing Group Incorporated

Country of origin

United States

Release date

August 2016

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

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Dimensions

245 x 195 x 45mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover - Cloth over boards

Pages

463

ISBN-13

978-0-9889261-2-7

Barcode

9780988926127

Categories

LSN

0-9889261-2-1



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