Hines, the global real estate investment, development, and property manager, announced today the launch of Hines Real Estate Exchange (HREX), a platform designed to serve qualified investors interested in tax-advantaged investment opportunities. The platform intends to make 1031 exchange opportunities available to investors in the form of interests in Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) holding assets sourced from Hines Global Income Trust (HGIT). HGIT will have an option to acquire the properties held by the DSTs.
The HREX platform is intended to provide participants with a solution to aid in the deferment of capital gains and other taxes while providing them with the opportunity to diversify real estate holdings through the ownership of institutional-grade assets.
"Hines Real Estate Exchange is a natural progression for the firm, Given the strong market demand for 1031 exchange products and Hines' vast experience and expertise as sponsor of HGIT, we believe the time is right to launch this initiative."
- Alfonso Munk, CIO of the Americas and president of HGIT
Many exchangers are eager to capitalize on existing pricing environments. A growing number of financial professionals are requesting DSTs to offer their clients tax-advantaged solutions on their platforms, said Mark Earley, CEO of Hines Securities, Inc.
HGIT features a $3.8 billion portfolio of commercial real estate investments that is nearly two- thirds weighted toward the industrial and living sectors. HGIT is diversified by geography and real estate sectors, with a focus on stable assets with strong long-term income potential.
About Hines Global Income Trust
Hines Global Income Trust, Inc. is a public, non-listed real estate investment trust sponsored by Hines. It commenced operations in 2014 and invests in commercial real estate investments located in the United States and internationally.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 285 cities in 28 countries. Hines oversees investment assets under management totaling approximately $90.3 billion¹. In addition, Hines provides third-party property-level services to 373 properties totaling 114.2 million square feet. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,530 properties, totaling over 511 million square feet. The firm currently has more than 198 developments underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a foundational commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world.