Highwoods Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the operation, acquisition, and development of rental real estate properties. The Company operates through two segments: Office and Other. It provides leasing, management, development, construction, and other customer-related services for its properties and for third parties. The Company conducts its activities through Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership. It owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in the best business districts (BBDs) of Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa. The Company owns interest in 27.3 million rentable square feet of in-service properties, 0.8 million rentable square feet of office properties under development and approximately 250 acres of development land.