Hillwood Development Company

Tal Hicks

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 commercial properties in locations other than Hillwood’s flagship property, AllianceTexas, the company now serves 21 markets across North America and Europe.

Under Tal’s leadership over the last 18 years, Hillwood Investment Properties has dramatically expanded its industrial portfolio, developing 59 million square feet and acquiring over 30 million square feet in the following markets: Phoenix, AZ; Southern California; Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas and Reno, NV; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Central Pennsylvania; Memphis and Nashville TN; and various markets in Canada, Germany and Poland.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX with more than 100 associates, Hillwood’s footprint includes 6 other U.S. offices located in Southern California; Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; and Harrisburg, PA. The company has 3 international offices as well, in Frankfurt, Germany; Warsaw, Poland and Luxembourg.

Prior to joining Hillwood, Hicks was employed 11 years as a principal with Trammell Crow Company. Previously he worked as a CPA in the tax division of Arthur Anderson & Company.

After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 1984, Hicks earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1987.