Board of Directors


David Gadis

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David L. Gadis has been a director since 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Gadis is the CEO and General Manager of DC Water, one of the largest and most highly regarded water utilities in the nation. Prior to joining DC Water, Mr. Gadis served as the EVP of Veolia North America and as CEO and President of Veolia Water Indianapolis. He was the utility’s first African American CEO/President and the first African American CEO to lead a major utility in Indianapolis. Mr. Gadis is chairman of the board of Blue Drop, DC Water’s nonprofit sales and marketing affiliate. He also currently serves on the boards of National Association of Clean Water Association (NACWA), the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NGBPA) and the DC Utility Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Ted Klinck

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Learn More

Ted joined Highwoods in March 2012 and became President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Previously, he was principal and chief investment officer with Goddard Investment Group in Atlanta. Ted has 28 years of extensive real estate experience, and prior to joining Goddard Investment, he spent 16 years with Morgan Stanley Real Estate, including its predecessor companies Lend Lease and Equitable Real Estate. Ted has a strong focus on sourcing core, value-add and opportunistic real estate investments in high growth markets. He is a member of NAREIT's Advisory Board, Raleigh Chamber Board and Chair of the First Tee of the Triangle.

BBA, Finance and Real Estate, Southern Methodist University

MBA, Finance and Real Estate, University of Georgia

Chuck Anderson

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Mr. Anderson has been a director since 2014. He is a member of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Anderson co-founded Bandera Ventures, a private real estate development and investment firm, in May 2003. Prior to founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Anderson was with the Trammell Crow Company for over 16 years where he was senior executive director, responsible for the development and investment group for the western United States. He also served on Trammell Crow’s executive and operating committees. Mr. Anderson serves on the Board of Directors Triumph Savings Bank (NASDAQ:TBK).

Dr. David Hartzell

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David J. Hartzell has been a director since 2009. He is a member of the Audit and Investment Committees.

Dr. Hartzell is a Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina in 1988, Dr. Hartzell was a vice president at Salomon Brothers Inc. in New York, where his primary focus was on institutional real estate finance and investments. Dr. Hartzell also worked as a research associate for The Urban Institute and as a financial economist for the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency. He is a former president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Tom Anderson

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Mr. Anderson was elected to the Board in January 2020. He is Chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee.

Mr. Anderson has had an extensive career in banking, finance, investment management and real estate. He retired in June 2019 after 18 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Previously, Mr. Anderson spent 27 years at Bank of America as President of Bank of America South Carolina and head of its Carolinas Business Banking group. He is a life trustee of the Saul Alexander Foundation, a director and treasurer of the Winwood Farm Home for Boys, and a Senior Vice President at Plantation Services, a real estate and land management firm.

Anne Lloyd

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Ms. Lloyd was elected to the board in January 2018. She is Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation/Governance Committee.

Ms. Lloyd served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) from June 2005 until her retirement in August 2017. She joined Martin Marietta in 1998 as Vice President and Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 1999. She is a director and member of the Audit Committee of James Hardie Industries, plc (NYSE:THX), a world leader in manufaturing film cement siding and backboard. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant.

Gene Anderson

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Mr. Anderson has been a director since 1997. He is a member of the Investment and Executive committees.

Mr. Anderson served as regional manager of Highwoods Atlanta and Greensboro operations until his retirement in June 2009. Mr. Anderson is managing principal of G.H. Anderson & Company, a private investment firm. He was president of Anderson Properties from 1978 until February 1997. Mr. Anderson is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and is a past national board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Carlos Evans

Chairman of the Board Learn More

Mr. Evans was elected to the Board in January 2015. He is Chair of the Board and the Executive Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Governance Committee.

Mr. Evans retired from Wells Fargo Bank in May 2014, where he served as executive vice president and group head of the eastern division of Wells Fargo commercial banking. He was also responsible for the bank’s government & institutional banking group and he served on Wells Fargo’s management committee. Mr. Evans joined First Union National Bank in 2000 as the wholesale banking executive for the commercial segment prior to its merger with Wachovia Corporation in 2001. From 2006 until Wachovia’s merger with Wells Fargo in 2009, Evans was the wholesale banking executive and an executive vice president for the Wachovia general banking group.

In addition to serving as a Highwoods Board member, Mr. Evans is a director and member of the compensation committee of Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE: GSBD).