News Article | 6/6/2012

Tom Fishman Joins Hillwood Investment Properties as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions

Fishman to Lead Team Acquiring Industrial Properties in Targeted US Markets


DALLAS —Hillwood Investment Properties announced today that Tom Fishman has joined the firm as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions. In this role, Fishman will lead the team charged with acquiring industrial properties in target markets across the United States.

Earlier this year, Hillwood and Brookfield Asset Management announced a joint venture to acquire, develop and manage industrial property, particularly large warehouses. With an initial commitment of $400 million, the partnership represents a tremendous opportunity for growth and investment in the industrial real estate market. As EVP of Acquisitions, Fishman will play a key role in identifying properties for purchase that meet the financial, geographic and functional requirements of the partnership.

“Tom is the perfect fit for the Hillwood team, and we are excited to have him on board. His deep knowledge of the industry and ability to target properties that align with our objectives make him a tremendous asset as we expand our presence in the growing industrial market,” said Tal Hicks, President, Hillwood Investment Properties.   

Prior to joining Hillwood, Fishman oversaw acquisition, dispositions and financing for a private equity firm specializing in real estate acquisition and ownership. Over the past ten years, he has acquired more than 31 million square feet through 90 separate transactions involving both major institutions and private investors, the value of which exceeds $1.3 billion.  His experience in financing includes leadership of 30 transactions totaling over $1 billion, involving major life insurance companies and banks. Seasoned in the industry, his real estate expertise includes accounting, portfolio management, acquisitions and dispositions.  He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Accountancy. Fishman also served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years.

About Hillwood

Hillwood, a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate investors and developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. Hillwood’s developments currently house facilities for 60 companies listed on the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. Hillwood is best known for its Alliance brand that includes the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas, 4,474-acre AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, and 2,000-acre AllianceCalifornia. For additional information, please visit