Daniel Chang is European head of ESG at Hines. In this role, he focuses on the transition to decarbonisation, enhancing meaningful social engagement in the built environment and bolstering governance frameworks.

Daniel joined Hines in 1999 as development manager and from 2009 to 2021 was a portfolio asset manager in investment management. He continues to play a key part in the success of Hines’ European Funds with all four funds achieving five green stars in 2022 by GRESB and several being awarded as Global Sector Leaders, including the Hines European Core Fund (HECF), a title it has achieved for the last six consecutive years. In addition, HECF won the PREA open-end fund ESG award in 2021 and 2022, with Daniel playing an instrumental part in getting this accolade.

Daniel sits on the Advisory Board for the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, which is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high-performance communities around the world. Daniel is also part of the C-Change steering committee and is a member of ULI’s Sustainability Council in Europe.

Prior to Hines, Daniel worked as an architect at Architecture Studio in Paris. He holds a BSc in Architecture from the University of Maryland and an MBA and MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University.