President, Hillwood Investment Properties
Since 1998, Tal Hicks has overseen the creation and growth of the company's Hillwood Investment Properties division. Created to develop and acquire industrial properties in locations other than Hillwood’s flagship property, AllianceTexas, the company serves 48 markets across North America and Europe.
Under Tal’s leadership over the last 21 years, Hillwood Investment Properties has dramatically expanded its industrial portfolio, developing 130.7 million square feet and acquiring over 44.2 million square feet in the following markets: Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco and Southern California; Jacksonville and Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Baltimore, MD; Las Vegas and Reno, NV; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Central Pennsylvania; Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey; New England; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Milwaukee, WI; Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin, TX; and various markets in Canada, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Headquartered in Dallas, TX with more than 100 associates, Hillwood’s footprint includes 9 other U.S. offices located in Ontario and Irvine, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; and Harrisburg and Allentown, PA. The company has 5 international offices as well, in London, England, UK; Dusseldorf, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; Senningberg, Luxembourg and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Prior to joining Hillwood, Tal was employed 11 years as a principal with Trammell Crow Company. Previously, he worked as a CPA in the tax division of Arthur Andersen & Company.
After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 1984, Tal earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1987.