The Phoenix office of Hines announces that Christopher “Chris” Anderson has re-joined the firm as managing director to oversee Hines’ operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

In that capacity, he will lead all operations including new business, development, property management and asset management.

From 2006 to present, Anderson served as vice president of development for Forest City Enterprises, Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M., and was responsible for their Mesa del Sol 12,900-acre master-planned community.

Prior to that, he was a senior project manager for Hines starting in 2000, and was involved in the development of 24th at Camelback I in Phoenix; the development management of the Glendale Arena (now Arena); and the land acquisition for the Scottsdale Corporate Center.

“Arizona and New Mexico are ever-growing markets that are important to us, and Chris will be instrumental in expanding the Hines brand by identifying additional growth opportunities,” said Mark Cover, senior managing director and CEO of the firm’s Southwest Region.

Anderson currently serves as a board member and vice chair for the Albuquerque NAIOP chapter, is board secretary for the PB&J Family Services (a non-profit community organization), and is a board member for the Albuquerque Economic Development Corporation. He was also recognized by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of the Top 40 business leaders under 40 years old.

Anderson holds a Masters of Real Estate and a Masters of Construction Management from the University of Denver, and a BS in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from Arizona State University.

Hines has been active in the New Mexico market since 1983 and the Arizona market since 1996. The firm has developed 2.4 MSF in the two states, and currently manages 2.3 MSF there.