Hines Global REIT Acquires Hock Plaza in Durham, NC

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Hines Global REIT has acquired Hock Plaza from Brickman Durham LLC. The 12-story office building is located at 2424 Erwin Road adjacent to Duke University in the North Durham submarket of Durham, North Carolina.

The seller was represented in the transaction by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler.

Designed by Brockwell Associates, the post-modern Hock Plaza was completed in 2004.

Containing 327,160 square feet, the building is 99 percent leased to three tenants.

Duke University and the Duke University Health System lease 98 percent of the building through October 2019.

The third tenant is a small, convenience retailer.

“This asset was extremely attractive to the Hines Global REIT due to its strategic location near Duke University Medical Center, and its stable tenancy,” said Charles Hazen, president and CEO of Hines Global REIT.

“The Raleigh/Durham market has been on our radar screen for a while, and we’re delighted to be entering it with the Hock Plaza acquisition,” said Hines Senior Vice President Kurt Hartman.

“We’re looking forward to expanding our presence in the area.”

Hines Global REIT is a Houston-based, public, non-traded real estate investment trust sponsored by Hines.Hines Global REIT commenced its $3.5 billion initial public offering in August 2009 and has raised over $250 million, which it intends to invest in commercial real estate properties located in the United States and internationally. Hock Plaza represents the third acquisition for Hines Global REIT.

For additional information about Hines Global REIT, visit www.HinesREI.com.

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 over 50 years.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 real estate organizations in the world.Access www.hines.com for more information on Hines.


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