Established in 1957, Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that operates offices in more than 100 cities around the globe. It undertakes various complex investment, development and management projects. The company has offices in over 15 countries, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, London, New York and San Francisco, as well as other nearly 70 U.S. cities. Hines completes, acquires and manages for third parties that are comprised of approximately 1,000 properties, including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities. It offers a variety of services, such as real estate and market assessments, marketing and leasing, construction and energy management, asbestos abatement, new building commissioning, and project accounting and redevelopment.