Doug is responsible for the strategy and implementation of EXP by Hines, a new business unit launched in 2022. EXP by Hines was established to build a global portfolio of innovative early-stage ventures, strategic partnerships and ESG solutions in response to longer-horizon disruptive challenges facing the global real estate industry and Hines customers, investors and communities.
In this role, Doug will collaborate with a wide universe of venture founders, venture capitalists, innovators in ESG and property-related technology, public/NGO-sector policymakers, real estate industry leaders, and all Hines regional property portfolio leaders, Hines investment managers and internal Hines subject-matter experts. EXP by Hines is dedicated to exercising leadership and intelligent risk-taking to advance scalable solutions to complex problems and market-deficiencies for environmental- and social-sustainability.
Doug brings over 30 years of innovative and results-oriented leadership experience to this new role, having previously served as president at Irvine Company and senior regional partner at Hines (1987-2009). He has a deep passion for delivering locally-sponsored solutions for sustainably-healthy communities, having served as an investor and/or advisor to Covenant House, Orange County Community Foundation, Westside LA Urban Forum, UC Irvine Beall Center for Applied Innovation, OC CEO Leadership Alliance, USC Lusk Center, and Innovation Collective. He was the founder of Agile Workweek Investments which invested and advised for real estate projects and property-tech ventures seeking to deliver contemporary solutions to secular shifts in workweek/workforce priorities.
Doug holds a bachelor’s in international relations from University of Southern California and a master of business administration from Harvard.