Press Release | 9/3/2014

Hillwood Investment Properties Opens Office in Memphis: Kurt Nelson Joins Hillwood as Senior Vice President to Oversee Expanding Memphis Portfolio

DALLAS — Hillwood Investment Properties announced today that Kurt Nelson has joined the company as Senior Vice President to oversee its expanding presence in the Memphis area. Nelson brings nearly two decades of experience in industrial real estate development. He will remain based in Memphis, where Hillwood plans to open a new office.

Nelson was previously with IDI Gazeley, where he served as Senior Vice President and Regional Director and led the company’s Memphis office for the majority of his 19-year tenure.

“We are very pleased to welcome an accomplished real estate leader like Kurt to the Hillwood team,” said Tal Hicks, President of Hillwood Investment Properties. “Kurt brings invaluable expertise and advanced knowledge of the Memphis market that is well suited for Hillwood’s long-term commitment to the region’s growth and development.”

Nelson marketed and negotiated leases and sales of more than 16 million square feet, and led the development of 24 buildings totaling more than 11 million square feet since 2001. Prior to joining IDI Gazeley in 1995, Nelson served as Senior Financial Analyst at CB Commercial. He began his career at NationsBank as Management Associate in the Trust Department.

Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

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 more than 85 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 18,000-acre AllianceTexas, 4,474-acre AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, and 2,000-acre AllianceCalifornia. For additional information, please visit