News Article | 4/16/2008


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Hillwood has hired Brian Wilson, who most recently was Manager of Commercial Development for LNR Property Corp., as Marketing and Development Director for its projects in Southern California. Projects being developed by Hillwood in the Inland Empire include AllianceCalifornia, Interchange Business Park and North San Bernardino Business Park in San Bernardino, West Valley Logistics Center in Fontana, and Hofer Ranch in Ontario.

The company also is involved in the development of Vintners Grove Office Park in Ontario and Renaissance Rialto, which are both joint ventures with the Lewis Group.

Hillwood is in the midst of its most aggressive building program in the Inland Empire with plans to develop 12 industrial buildings totaling 5.7 million square feet by the end of this year.

“As Hillwood’s development activities in Southern California increase, it is imperative that we continue to add top talent, like Brian Wilson, to our team,” said John Magness, senior vice president of Hillwood Investment Properties. “Brian has experience with large-scale industrial projects, as well as a variety of product types, which will be a tremendous asset as Hillwood continues its unprecedented industrial development, while diversifying its development portfolio, in the Inland Empire.”

With LNR Property Corp., Wilson worked on the redevelopment of more than 1,000 acres at the former March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. Prior to joining LNR, Wilson served as a project manager for Opus West Construction Corp. His development and construction experience includes a wide variety of projects, including offices, a downtown shopping mall, a luxury hotel, and a residential high-rise.

Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.

Hillwood began developing in the Inland Empire in 2000, when it was named master developer of the former Norton Air Force Base. Since that time, 6.4 million square feet have either been built or are under construction and close to 3,000 new jobs have been created at what is now called AllianceCalifornia.

Hillwood’s projects in Southern California have attracted facilities for global industry leading companies, including Kohl’s, Mattel, Stater Bros., Pactiv, Medline, FedEx, Michelin and Pep Boys.

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 close to 90 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. In addition to its projects in the Inland Empire, Hillwood is best known for its development of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas project, located 15 miles northwest of DFW Airport, and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.

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