Claire Cormier Thielke is responsible for acquisitions, development, and new business generation in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to joining the Asia Pacific team, Claire served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Management for Hines, overseeing new product development and fund operations for the firm’s 39 investment vehicles, totaling $20B AUM.
Thielke graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in Urban Planning and holds a Masters in Construction Management from Stanford University. She earned her Eng. from Stanford’s Civil Engineering Ph.D Department with a research focus on seismic data science and adaptive reuse for historic structures. She is member of Stanford University’s adjunct faculty, teaching on the intersection of technology, institutional investment and real assets.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 225 cities in 25 countries. Hines has approximately $144.1 billion of assets under management, including $75.5 billion for which Hines serves as investment manager, including non-real estate assets, and $68.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services.
The firm has 165 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,426 properties, totaling over 472 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 576 properties, representing over 246 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 organisations in the world.
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