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Knock on Wood Why Timber is Safe

May 11, 2021 38 Minute Listen

construction worker arranging wood plank
Timber has emerged as a safe, sustainable next-generation office construction material. Laura Hines-Pierce and Steve Luthman of Hines and CBRE’s Emma Buckland join Spencer Levy to discuss the role that innovative timber construction can play in the future of office development.

Knock on Wood Why Timber is Safe

May 11, 2021 38 Minute Listen


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Steve Luthman

Senior Managing Director, Hines

Steve Luthman is a senior managing director and project team member responsible for financing, design and construction management activities on various Hines projects in the Midwest, Southeast and Canada. He has served on the firm’s Strategy Committee. Since joining Hines in 2005, Mr. Luthman has contributed to the development, acquisition, financing, marketing and disposition of more than 16 million square feet of commercial real estate.

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Laura Hines-Pierce

Senior Managing Director, Office of the CEO, Hines

Laura Hines-Pierce is a Senior Managing Director in the Office of the CEO, working side-by-side with President and CEO Jeff Hines to help shape firm-wide strategy and manage key risks. She is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and a non-voting member of the Investment Committee. In 2017, Hines-Pierce worked in the Office of the Chief Investment Officer, focused on several firm-wide initiatives that have helped to refine investment strategy and acquisition efforts. From 2018-2020, she was the firm’s Transformation Officer to support strategic and transformative efforts across the business. In addition, Hines-Pierce was part of the grassroots team that established the OneHines Women’s Network, leading to the creation of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative.

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Emma Buckland

Global President, Property Management

Emma Buckland was appointed Global President of CBRE’s Property Management business lines, overseeing the management of more than 2.7 billion square feet of commercial property, effective January 1, 2020.

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