General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.
Hines has completed more than 575 projects around the world over the past 50 years including 14 residential high-rise towers totaling nearly 5 million square feet. Hines’ residential portfolio includes: the 16-story luxury condominium Madeira on Marco Island in Florida; the 32-story Embassy House and the five-tower Park Avenue condominium, both in Beijing; the 30-story, twin-tower Del Bosque in Mexico City; and the five-phase residential towers of Diagonal Mar comprising 1,400 units in Barcelona. All of these developments have raised the bar of luxury high-rise living and architectural standards in their respective cities. Hines currently has 14 residential projects under development totaling nearly 5.1 million square feet in Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Jacksonville, Monterrey, New York, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. Hines has also developed 16 hotels totaling more than 7,200 rooms.
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The Hines portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes more than 950 properties representing approximately 380 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical, retail and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in 67 U.S. cities and 15 foreign countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $16 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. www.hines.com.