MEMPHIS, TN—Dallas-based Hillwood InvestmentProperties reports it has opened an office here and hashired industry veteran Kurt Nelson as senior vicepresident to oversee the firm's expanding Memphis portfolio.


Nelson brings nearly two decades of experience in industrialreal estate development. He will remain based in Memphis whereHillwood plans to open a new office.


Nelson was previously with IDI Gazeley, wherehe served as senior vice president and regional director. He ledthe company's Memphis office for the majority of his 19-year tenurewith the firm.


“We are very pleased to welcome an accomplished real estateleader like Kurt to the Hillwood team,” says TalHicks, president of Hillwood Investment Properties. “Kurtbrings invaluable expertise and advanced knowledge of the Memphismarket that is well suited for Hillwood's long-term commitment tothe region's growth and development.”


Nelson has marketed and negotiated leases and sales of more than16 million square feet and led the development of 24 buildingstotaling more than 11 million square feet since 2001. Prior tojoining IDI Gazeley in 1995, Nelson served as senior financialanalyst at CB Commercial. He began his career atNationsBank as management associate in the bank'strust department.

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