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Role Will Leverage Connection Between Data Analytics and Real Estate Strategy

June 10, 2019

Houston – Transwestern today announces Jimmy Hinton has been appointed Senior Managing Director of Investments & Analytics. Based in Houston, he will develop leading-edge research and predictive analytics to guide and support real estate investment strategy, market and asset selection, underwriting, and portfolio management for Transwestern and its clients. This includes overseeing a comprehensive, integrated approach to research that builds upon the firm’s existing local market insights and proprietary real estate data to produce penetrating thought leadership and positions on important commercial real estate topics.

“Transwestern is dedicated to delivering its clients and team members relevant, actionable market insights so they are better equipped to make informed business decisions,” said Charles Hazen, President of Transwestern Investment Group. “Jimmy’s prominence in the industry and extensive economic and market knowledge will help us leverage data analytics and research to more accurately predict demand drivers and make better investment decisions for our clients.”

As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Hinton will direct investment and analytics initiatives across all three companies – Transwestern Investment Group, Transwestern Commercial Services and Transwestern Development Company – as each business further enhances its strategic use of research and analysis to address real estate challenges and pursue new opportunities.

“As the flow of commercial real estate data continues to accelerate, the ability to identify key themes, shape sound investment strategies, and execute against them in a highly competitive market becomes increasingly important,” said Hinton. “This is where Transwestern’s local research professionals and real estate advisors add the greatest value. Leadership’s commitment to excel on this front, buttressed by a multifaceted platform of real estate offerings and services, provides a true competitive advantage for clients.” 

Hinton joins Transwestern from HFF, where as Managing Director he provided in-depth analysis of economic, property and capital market trends for a wide range of commercial property types. Working with pension funds, life insurance companies, regional and CMBS lenders, REITs, foreign investors and private equity funds, he also produced transaction-supporting analysis for debt placement and investment sales assignments. During his tenure, he supported the execution of more than 150 commercial real estate transactions totaling more than $4.5 billion in 20 states.

An active member of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Urban Land Institute and Pension Real Estate Association, Hinton earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Methodist University.


Transwestern Investment Group (TIG®) is an investment adviser serving a broad range of clients through a diversified array of discretionary and non-discretionary investment vehicles. With $4.5 billion of assets under management as of year-end 2018, our client-focused, relationship-driven approach is built upon trust, integrity and transparency. TIG provides tactical investment management with an integrated operating platform through the Transwestern enterprise. For more information, visit


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.


Transwestern Development Co. (TDC®) is a diversified business with expertise in all commercial property types. The firm executes projects through a variety of venture and contract structures and has been creating commercial landmarks for itself, its partners and valued customers throughout the U.S. since 1978. TDC operates as a principal, investing capital alongside its institutional equity partners in the development of speculative and build-to-suit projects, and as a fee developer for clients and user-owners. For more information, visit

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Houston, Texas

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