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Icons in Real Estate

  • October 05, 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri, Phoenix, AZ


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REIAC Southwest

Icons in Real Estate:

An evening with 
Gerald Hines and John C. Cushman, III

October 5, 2015

Gerald D. Hines

Mr. Hines founded his namesake firm in Houston in 1957. Since then, Hines has steadily grown into a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management. As a co-owner, along with his son Jeffrey, he leads the firm's Executive Committee, participates in new business and investor relationships and advises the firm's regions on architectural excellence. He is a frequent guest lecturer at major universities and a sought-after speaker at industry events.   Among his proudest accomplishments are the support of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and the establishment of the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

John C. Cushman, III

John C. Cushman, III serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield, a firm founded by his grandfather and great uncle that has grown to become the world’s largest private commercial real estate services firm with 256 offices in 60 countries with more than 16,000 employees.  He is responsible for formulating and articulating strategic policies and initiatives for Cushman & Wakefield on a domestic and global basis.  He has been acknowledged as the top office leasing broker in the country, and is credited for negotiating the largest office lease in the world – the world headquarters of Merrill Lynch & Company involving 4 million square feet.  Mr. Cushman was just recently honored as the “Business Person of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. 

Nick Wood, Moderator

Nicholas J. Wood is a partner in the Phoenix office of the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and is the Chairman of Snell & Wilmer’s Zoning and Land Use Practice Group.   Mr. Wood has been awarded an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Leading Individual. He is the author of numerous publications on zoning and land use issues.

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