Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Date Founded



3100 Smoketree Court, Suite 600, Raleigh, NC, 27604, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Real Estate
Engineering, Construction & Architecture
Real Estate Investment Trusts

Company Description

Highwoods Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the operation, acquisition and development of office properties. It operates through the Office, and Other segments. Its markets includes atlanta, greensboro, memphis, nashville, orlando, pittsburgh, raleigh, richmond, and tampa. The company was founded by Ronald P. Gibson in 1994 and is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Investment Officer

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Senior Vice President-Development

Senior Vice President-Asset Management

Senior Vice President-Investments

Senior Vice President-Nashville Region

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Administration

Board of Directors

Vice President at Boy Scouts of America Employee Welfare Benefits Plan

Former Senior Executive Vice President & Corporate Controller at BB&T Corp.

Director at Medical University of South Carolina Foundation

Treasurer, Director & Vice President at Texas Industries, Inc.

Co-Founder at Bandera Ventures Ltd.

Executive Vice President at Highwoods Development LLC

Professional at UNC Kenan-Flagler (Real Estate)

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CenterSquare Investment Management provides advisory services to client investments in diversified portfolios of (1) publicly traded real estate equity securities and (2) publicly traded infrastructure equity securities.CenterSquare invests client assets in publicly traded securities of real estate companies including listed REITs and listed REOCs whose principal business is the ownership, management and/or development of income producing and for-sale real estate. The equity securities include common and preferred stocks. The firm's primary real estate investment objective is total return, consisting of dividends and capital appreciation. Their three main strategies include investment in (1) US real estate securities, (2) Global real estate securities and (3) Global Ex-US real estate securities. The Global and Ex-US real estate securities strategies primarily invest in developed markets of Europe, Australia, Asia and North America (including the US). Emerging market countries may be considered subject to any client investment guideline restrictions.The firm also invests client assets in publicly traded equity securities of infrastructure businesses. These equity securities include common stocks, preferred stocks, and MLPs. The infrastructure businesses may be involved in the management, ownership, operation, construction, development, renovation or financing of a broad range of infrastructure assets. Their main infrastructure strategy is Global Infrastructure with investment in equity securities of infrastructure companies with principal places of business located primarily in the developed markets of Europe, Australia, Asia and North America (including the US). Emerging market countries may be considered subject to any client investment guideline restrictions.CenterSquare's primary private investment strategy focuses primarily on the US private equity real estate market, with investments in value-added and core/core-plus real estate.

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Franklin Advisory Services is a research-driven fundamental investment advisor that pursues a value-oriented equity investment strategy. They employ a bottom-up security selection process to analyze individual securities. This process focuses on the market price of a company's securities relative to the firm's evaluation of the company's potential long-term earnings, asset value or cash flow. Franklin looks for under-researched and out-of-favor companies that offer the potential for attractive long-term returns. This may include current growth companies that are being ignored by the market, former growth companies that have recently stumbled whose stock price is dropping sharply but that have the potential for growth and companies that are or may be potential turnaround candidates or takeover targets.

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Rothschild is one of the top financial advisory firms in the United States, with offices in New York, Washington and Houston. In addition to our rapidly expanding presence in M&A and financing advisory, we have become one of the premier financial restructuring practices in North America. Rothschild has advised on some of the most high profile and transformational restructuring mandates in recent years, including advising the US government on the restructuring of its motor industry. Our seasoned and well-connected senior bankers lead each project from start to finish and have extensive expertise in public and private transactions, both domestic and cross-border. They advise leading private equity houses and government entities as well as corporations of all sizes. Our US teams can tap into the broad expertise of Rothschild’s market-leading global financial advisory teams and also into the firm’s global network of industry sector specialists. Our US clients therefore benefit from our collective intellectual capital as well as from Rothschild’s reputation for fully independent and impartial advice. Our recent notable assignments include advising Constellation Energy on its sale of a 50% ownership stake in UniStar to EDF S.A., Creative Artists Agency on its strategic partnership with global private investment firm TPG Capital, and the US government on the restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors.

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Highwoods Properties, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Highwoods Properties, Inc. purchases HIW-KC Orlando LLC

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purchases Highwoods Properties, Inc.

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Real Estate Agent

Partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal


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