Hines, Gerald D.

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Hines, Gerald D. Gender: M
Douglas Gerald Hines
born on 15 August 1925 at 20:15 (= 8:15 PM )
Place Gary, Indiana, 41n36, 87w21
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°39' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°34 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 04°37'

Gerald D. Hines (Williams Tower, Houston, which his company developed)
photo: Hequals2henry, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American real estate developer who was the founder and chairman of Hines, a privately-held real estate firm with its headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The company had assets in 25 countries. His wealth was estimated at USD$1.3 billion in 2016.

His first large-scale commercial development came in 1967 when Shell Oil Company hired Hines to construct a new downtown Houston headquarters. The Galleria; Pennzoil Place; Transco Tower (now Williams Tower); and more than 900 developments would follow.

Many of the firm's buildings were designed by well-known architects, including I. M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry, and Robert A.M. Stern.

Hines served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1981 to 1983.

Hines donated $7 million to the University of Houston’s College of Architecture which renamed the college the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. He was one of the primary contributors in the construction of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen, Colorado.

Hines married twice and had four children. He died on 23 August 2020 at his home in Connecticut at age 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (2nd wife, painter Barbara Fritzsche)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Billionaire)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate