“Sustainability is a risk-management tool, and a sustainability program practiced well, reduces risk in our real estate portfolios. It helps us think about the long-term scarcity of commodities that we need to build and operate our buildings, it helps us understand the needs and desires of future generations that will occupy our buildings, and it aids us in understanding regulation that is coming or that is already here. This all creates an environment that helps us preserve and enhance the value of the real estate industry.”—Gary M. Holtzer

Full Biography:

Since joining Hines in 1985, Gary Holtzer has had a broad range of operating, transactions, asset and portfolio management responsibilities covering over 15 million sq. ft. of Hines-owned and managed office and retail space. He oversees the efforts of the firm’s sustainability advisory committee and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating its sustainability efforts worldwide. He is also responsible for developing, together with the firm’s executive committee and the regional and central business units, Hines’ ongoing sustainability strategy.

In addition, Holtzer oversees the HC Green Development Fund, which focuses on sustainable development, and Skyline Investment Partners, which invests in core office real estate in the United States and Canada.

Other career highlights at Hines include identifying and executing investment transactions. He oversees several of the firm’s investment portfolios and has overseen property management operations in the Hines East region, including over 5 million sq. ft. of office and retail space in the greater New York area.

Holtzer is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned a B.S. in business management, M.S. in counseling and personnel services and a certificate of advanced graduate study.