The 64-story, 1.4 million-square-foot Williams Tower in Houston has two new vice-presidents, Chad Engle and Thomas Bradford.
Chad Engle has been promoted to Vice President-Corporate Engineering at Hines’ headquarters at Williams Tower. Engle began his Hines career in 1994 as an engineer at the Houston Galleria. In 2007, he was promoted to engineering manager at 717 Texas where he took on the management of the Southwest Region’s LEED® Existing Building (EB) Certification program.
Under Engle’s leadership, 13 buildings representing more than 12 million square feet entered the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED EB Certification program. In 2008, Engle was promoted to Senior Manager with Hines’ Corporate Engineering team, and is currently responsible for conducting engineering assessments of the firm’s projects and providing support to properties on operations engineering matters.
Thomas Bradford has been promoted to Vice President-Corporate Operations at the tower. Bradford joined Hines in 1993 as a property accountant in the firm’s Atlanta office. In 1994 he transitioned into property management and served as Property Manager for Ravinia, Securities Center and Northcreek. In 2005, he relocated to Houston and joined Hines’ Corporate Operations team at the firm’s headquarters.
As Senior Manager, Bradford conducted operational property assessments worldwide. In 2010, he was promoted to Director of Corporate Operations. Currently, Bradford serves as a liaison with property personnel and Information Technology (IT) to expand and improve the IT platform, while providing support and training to end-users. Bradford also works on the development of new systems and resources to benefit the firm and its managed properties.
At 909 feet, Williams Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world outside of a CBD. Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (Hines REIT) sold the iconic tower in March of this year to a fund managed by Invesco Real Estate. the building serves as Hines’ corporate headquarters. Hines has managed the property for three decades and continues to do so.