Hines hires new human resources head for Europe

US privately-held developer-investor Hines has made two additions to the firm’s Human Resources platform with the hiring of Stephanie Biernbaum and Mary Edmunds.

Mary Edmunds has joined Hines as the new head of human resources for Europe. She will partner closely with Hines country heads across Europe to support the people-related aspects of their business strategies. She will also collaborate with other members of the HR team in Houston.

With 25 years of professional experience, Edmunds joins Hines from global investor and Hines partner the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where she has been in a senior HR leadership role for the past five years. Previously, she held various HR positions at Willis Towers Watson, TUI Global and Barclays Bank.

Stephanie Biernbaum has joined the firm as Chief People Officer. In this pivotal new role, she will oversee a team of more than 60 professionals, and all Human Resource activities and responsibilities worldwide, allowing the firm to further embrace evolving trends in career development, diversity and inclusion, analytics and other areas changing the traditional landscape of HR. Biernbaum will be working closely with David LeVrier, Stephanie Fore, Dana Morrey and our talented HR teams to map out a new global HR strategy.
 
Before joining Hines, Biernbaum was a consultant with McKinsey & Company for eight years. Most recently, she served as associate partner and a leader in their Organization Practice where she built business strategies and counseled senior executives across institutions ranging from fast-growing startups to Fortune 50 corporations. 

'These new roles were created to ensure we remain steadfast in our commitment to our greatest and most-valuable asset—our people,' stated Jeff Hines. 'Stephanie, along with Mary, are poised to drive performance by partnering with executive leadership on key issues as we continue to grow and lead—while also recruiting and retaining the top talent in the real estate industry.'

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