Hines Securities, Inc. is the broker-dealer affiliate of Hines, a privately owned global real estate firm with approximately 3,750 employees, offices in 20 countries and a presence in 189 cities as of December 31, 2016. Hines Securities oversees the marketing and sales of Hines-sponsored specialized investment products to individual investors through independent broker-dealer firms and their financial advisors.
In an effort to allow individual investors to be able to access the expertise Hines developed with institutional investors, Hines Securities launched Hines REIT in 2004 with its portfolio of primarily U.S office properties. Hines Global REIT followed in 2009 to capitalize on Hines’ global presence and its ability to source diverse investment opportunities around the world.1 In 2012, Hines Securities launched HMS Income Fund, a non-traded business development company, to meet the specialized investment product needs of it independent broker-dealer network and their investor clients. And, in 2014, Hines Securities launched Hines Global REIT II, a new fund with the ability to invest in domestic and international real estate that can include office, industrial, multifamily, retail and hospitality/leisure properties, as well as other real estate investments.
These four investment products held approximately $6.7 billion in collective assets under management as of December 31, 2016. The public offerings of Hines are not comparable in terms, fees and expenses to institutional real estate investments. There is no guarantee that the experience of Hines will translate to positive results for any investment available through Hines Securities.
1Please note: Hines REIT and Hines Global REIT are closed to new investors.