Jason Maxwell
General Counsel
Hines Advisors Limited Partnership

Jason Maxwell is the General Counsel for Hines Advisors LP in Houston, Texas. He served as sole in-house attorney at the firm for six years until the recent expansion of the legal function, and he serves the legal needs of Hines' largest private and its public funds: the US Core Office Fund, Hines REIT, Hines Global REIT and Hines Global REIT II. Since his arrival in June 2006, he has led the legal negotiation and successful acquisition or disposition of 100 Class A office, office-flex, logistics, retail and other real estate assets with an aggregate purchase price of nearly $14 billion. He has extensive experience structuring and negotiating real estate acquisitions and dispositions (including JV arrangements) in the U.S., Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, Canada, Poland, Australia and the United Kingdom. He also oversees the corporate governance activities for the funds' public boards and provides counsel with respect to funds' ongoing portfolio management matters (worth $9B and covering 32 million s.f.). Prior to joining Hines, he was a Corporate and Securities Partner in the Dallas office of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (n/k/a Locke Lord LLP), and a member of that firm's nationally-recognized REIT practice. He was the founding Chairman of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and is a frequent speaker on real estate investments and JVs. Jason is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Hines is a fully integrated real estate investment and management firm that has been investing in real estate and providing acquisition, development, financing, property management, leasing and disposition services for more than 50 years. With offices in 110 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world and is a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies and green building systems such as LEEDs in the U.S.