Gary has been representing buyers and sellers of small business for over 35 years. During this long tenure he has brokered transactions across a broad range on industries. From restaurants and food service operations to business services, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, engineering, tech and just about everything in between. Buyers and sellers have included entrepreneurs, private equity, public companies to immigrants seeking visas. He has testified in business brokerage matters in Superior Courts and within the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Hines has been a licensed real estate broker since 1982 and is a long-time member of the International Business Brokers Association and holds the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). He is also involved the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and holds designation of Certified Business Broker (CBB). Served on the board of directors from 2012 to 2019 and was the President in 2018.
Hines & Associates, Inc. operated as a VR Business Broker’s franchise for almost 20 years before becoming independent in 2012. During that period, it was a nationally top producing office which recruited and trained many top producing agents that still successfully broker businesses in their own firms today.
Also, during that period Mr. Hines was the VBRR master franchise for Southern California actively selling and opening business brokerage franchises. Gary began his business and commercial real estate career back in 1979 after owning three small retail business.
What Our Clients Say
For several reasons my business took a while to sell. Gary stuck in there until the right industry buyer was found and financing came through.
I appreciated Gary keeping up with me about the progress in the sale. Straight talk and tireless negotiations and we got a deal done.