560 Mission Street Awarded LEED Platinum

First Platinum Multi-Tenant Office Property in California

(SAN FRANCISCO) – The San Francisco office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 560 Mission Street has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System. It is the first multi-tenant building in California to achieve this distinction.

560 Mission Street is Hines’ sixth LEED certified property in downtown San Francisco.

As a group, 560 Mission Street, 101 California Street, 55 Second Street, 101 Second Street, 100 Montgomery Street and Hawthorne Plaza represent approximately 20 percent of all LEED certified commercial office space in the CBD.

560 Mission Street is a 667,000-square-foot, 31-story office building that was developed by Hines in 2002.

The property is owned by National Office Partners, a joint venture between Hines and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

With five ENERGY STAR® labels and a current rating of 97, the building is 60 percent more energy efficient than the national average office building.

This translates into estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing more than 1,000 cars from the road.

As a part of the LEED certification process, Hines’ property management team implemented a series of retrofits and building upgrades to meet rising tenant expectations for high-performing, sustainable office space.

Green features and sustainable programs and achievements include:

Hines Senior Vice President Paul Paradis said, “Achieving a platinum certification in a multi-tenant environment can be very challenging.

We had a natural advantage, however, having designed and developed the building for optimal efficiency, and having operated the building according to the Hines Standard since 2002.”

560 Mission Street is 100 percent leased to JPMorgan Chase.

Notable subtenants include:

Accenture; ARUP; Ernst & Young; HDR; Holme Roberts & Owen LLP; Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; TIAA-CREF; and Zurich North America.

In 2010 Hines was recognized by the EPA, for the third time, with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; Hines has labeled more than 147 buildings, representing approximately 75 million square feet, through the ENERGY STAR program. Twelve Hines development or redevelopment projects, representing more than six million square feet, have been designated as Designed to the Earn the ENERGY STAR.

Hines is also a leader in the U.S. Green Building Council’s programs, with 192 projects, representing more than 100 million square feet that have been certified, pre-certified or registered under the various LEED rating systems. Hines was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council and the Russian Green Building Council, is a member of the Brazilian Green Building Council, the Indian Green Building Council and the Italian Green Building Council, and is active in the BRE Environmental Assessment Method program in the United Kingdom and the Haute Qualité Environnementale program in France.

Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,111 properties representing more than 451 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $22.2 billion, Hines is one of the largest sustainable real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information. To learn more about sustainability at Hines, visit www.hines.com/sustainability.