Syl Apps Joins Hines Canada as Managing Director

(TORONTO) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Syl Apps has joined the firm as Managing Director based in the firm’s Toronto office.

A native of Toronto, Apps will lead the firm’s investment business in Canada and further bolster Hines’ capital markets and investment management functions throughout the country.

Prior to joining Hines, Apps was a Principal and European COO of GreenOak Real Estate in London, UK where he led the origination and execution of acquisitions in Europe.

Apps also previously served as an investment professional in Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area (REPIA) in London, UK where he was responsible for investing the Whitehall Funds across Europe.

Over the course of his career, Apps has led the acquisition and strategic asset management of over $2.1 billion of investments and developments.

Prior to his real estate career, Apps played professional hockey in Canada and the U.S. and was named the Professional Hockey Players Association Man of the Year in 2003.

Apps attended Princeton University where he earned an AB in Economics.

He went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Hines has initiated, developed, acquired or managed 10 million square feet of office, retail, residential and entertainment projects in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Edmonton and plans to continue aggressively investing in quality projects across key markets in Canada.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with offices in 185 cities in 19 countries. Hines has $87.2 billion of assets under management, including $44.95 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $42.26 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. In 2014, Hines completed over $8 billion in transactions on behalf of its investment management clients. The firm has 104 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired more than 1,000 properties, totaling over 344 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 511 properties, representing over 176 million square feet. 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. Visit for more information.