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Jason P Maxwell

Hines Advisors L P
General Counsel, Vice President-Legal
Houston, TX, USA

Jason is the General Counsel, Vice President-Legal and head of the Legal Department for Hines Advisors in Houston, Texas. He started the legal function and served as the sole in-house attorney at Hines before the recent growth of the department, and services the legal needs of Hines’ public REIT fund, including: Hines REIT, and Hines Global REIT I and Hines Global REIT II. In August 2015, he was also elected as the Chief Compliance Officer for HMS Income Fund, a public non-listed business development company co-sponsored by Hines.

Since his arrival at Hines in 2006, he has led the legal negotiation and successful acquisition or disposition of over 130 Class A office, logistics, retail and other real estate assets located in the US, Russia, UK, France, Poland, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Australia with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $20.0 billion. Jason has extensive experience structuring and negotiating public and private real estate funds (including JV arrangements), and acquiring and disposing of real estate assets and portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Among other responsibilities, he oversees the corporate governance activities for the funds’ public boards, including providing guidance to the board of HMS Income Fund. He also oversees litigation and provides counsel with respect to funds’ ongoing portfolio management matters.

Prior to Hines, he was a Corporate and Securities Partner in the Dallas office of Locke Liddell & Sapp (n/k/a Locke Lord), and a member of that firm's nationally-regarded REIT team. He was the founding Chairman of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with locations in 192 cities in 20 countries. Hines has $93.2 billion of assets under management, including $47.9 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $45.3 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world.


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