Mr. Hines has over 35 years’ experience in the brokerage of small to medium size businesses. He has handled a wide variety of transactions across a broad range of industries and business types. Buyers have included entrepreneur, strategic, private equity, public companies and persons seeking E-2 visas.
Mr. Hines has been a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1982, is a longtime member of the International Business Brokers Association, and holds the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). He served (2012-2019) on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and as the 2018 president.
Since 1995, Mr. Hines has been the President/Broker of Hines & Associates, Inc. Based in Newport Beach, California, the firm has had up to 15 agents representing clients in hundreds of transactions in the purchase and sale from small restaurants to mergers and acquisitions of distribution firms, business and professional service firms by private equity groups and public companies.
Mr. Hines held the Southern California Master Franchise for VR Business Brokers from 1993- 2012, under which he was actively involved in procuring and assisting in the start-up of business brokerage franchisees for the company’s Southern California Region. Additionally, from 1996 to 1997, Mr. Hines served with VR Business Brokers- TD, Inc, providing training and support to business broker franchisees and their agents.
Previously, Mr. Hines was an agent with Burke Commercial Real Estate focusing on industrial property and as an independent business broker in Southern California. From 1982 to 1987, he was the broker and franchisee of VR Business Brokers/GLH & Associates in Huntington Beach, CA, a business brokerage firm with 6-8 agents selling primarily food/beverage businesses.