Gerald Hines Death : Prolific American Developer Dies at 95.
Prolific Houston builder Gerald Hines dies at 95. His company had a hand in numerous SF highrises, including Salesforce Tower, 101 Cal, 560 Mission St. and the upcoming Parcel F, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 24, 2020 by the Houston Chronicles
Who is Gerald Hines ?
Gerald D. Hines was an American real estate developer based in Houston. He was the founder and chairman of Hines, a privately-held real estate firm with its headquarters located in that city. At the time of his death, the company had assets in 25 countries. According to his profile on Wikipedia.
In the early 1960’s Hines signed a 99 year Ground Lease with R.E. and Vivian Leatherberry Smith For a large portion of their cattle ranch at what is now The Galleria. Westheimer was two lanes. Where the Hotel Derek is now was little league baseball fields. Tanglewood was about as far west as development had gone.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Gerald D. Hines will forever be a treasure to our city. Hines was not only responsible for several of Downtown Houston’s most notable buildings, but a true visionary leader in Houston. We were lucky to have interviewed him last fall & will miss him dearly. https://t.co/XCeyHXpBPU
— Downtown Houston (@DowntownHouston) August 24, 2020
We mourn the loss of our friend, Gerald D. Hines. He was a worldwide commercial real estate visionary, generous philanthropist and the namesake of the UH College of Architecture and Design. https://t.co/34bAoEtVXW pic.twitter.com/Khsu8JNbnm
— University of Houston (@UHouston) August 24, 2020
A Modest Gentleman Who Changed Skylines Forever — Gerald D. Hines’ Death at Age 95 and His Real, Unmatched Legacy – https://t.co/MgnenzMihg
Even in his last decade of life, Gerald D. Hines’ immense vision loomed over everything his namesake real estate development firm did. M… pic.twitter.com/hWnoxcyA3D
— PaperCity (@PaperCityMag) August 24, 2020
Yep. I worked for 7 years across the street from the Williams fountain and the Galleria. Great location for lunch hour strolls.
Very sad to see the news today that Gerald Hines, founder and chairman of #Hines and titan of global real estate has passed away at the age of 95. Our thoughts are with the #Hines family pic.twitter.com/QZzQK1tgqG
— FTI Consulting Property Comms (@ftipropcomms) August 24, 2020
Houston BOMA remembers Gerald Hines, who passed away this weekend at the age of 95. We will always remember the real estate legend, thanks to his key role in the development of many iconic Houston landmarks. Read more about his impact on our website: https://bit.ly/31lDHvE