News Article | 1/9/2008


DALLAS, Texas – Hillwood has hired Toby Rogers, formerly a vice president with CB Richard Ellis, as a vice president for Hillwood Investment Properties. Rogers will oversee marketing for the company’s projects in northern Mississippi in the Memphis market and several of the company’s projects in North Texas.

“Toby is a tremendous addition for Hillwood because of his background in leasing and development, as well as his experience as a financial analyst,” said Tal Hicks, president of Hillwood Investment Properties. “As Hillwood continues to grow and enter new markets, it’s imperative that we continue to add dynamic, talented people like Toby to our team.”

In North Texas Rogers will oversee the leasing of a portfolio of approximately 8.1 million square feet of primarily industrial projects outside of Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development. Projects on which Rogers will oversee marketing in North Texas include Lakeside Trade Center in Flower Mound, where Hillwood is developing two speculative buildings totaling more than 790,000 square feet, and Crossroads Trade Center in DeSoto, where the company is developing a 550,600 square-foot speculative building.

Hillwood currently owns approximately 3 million square feet in Southaven, Mississippi in the Memphis market. A majority of that square footage is in DeSoto Trade Center, where the company has completed speculative buildings of 552,106 square feet and 301,053 square feet in the past two years. The 668-acre DeSoto Trade Center has the capacity for 10 more buildings totaling approximately 7 million square feet.

“Hillwood has always had the reputation of being a top-notch developer, among the brokerage community, other commercial real estate owners and tenants,” said Rogers. “The company’s unique business model and this position will allow me to expand and diversify my market knowledge, continue to be engaged in lease transactions, and over time, become more involved in the development side of the business. I am proud to be associated with the Hillwood organization and hope to contribute to the future growth and success of the company.”

Rogers began his career at Trammell Crow Company in 2002 and has been engaged in the company’s leasing and development group since 2003. CB Richard Ellis acquired Trammell Crow in 2006. Rogers earned a Bachelor’s degree in agricualtural economics from Texas Tech, a Master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

Hillwood, ( a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company’s developments currently house facilities for more than 85 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. Hillwood is best known for its development of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas project, located 15 miles northwest of DFW Airport, AllianceCalifornia in San Bernardino, and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.

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