CIO, Highwoods Properties
Art is CIO of Highwoods Properties, a fully-integrated REIT specializing in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of quality office space, primarily in the Southeast. He is a twenty-five year business technology veteran responsible for developing Highwoods’ overall information technology strategy and aligning the company’s technology investments with business objectives.
Before joining Highwoods in 2000, Art was a technology consulting manager at accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen. Prior to that, he served as a network manager for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. His professional affiliations include current membership on the board of the Office Technology and Operations Consortium, a group of leading North American real estate companies with the common goal of sharing their collective experiences to improve business processes; drive customer value, and elevate the industry standard to a higher level of excellence. He is a past board member for the Society for Information Management and past president for the Oracle Real Estate Application user group. Art also currently serves on the Quest International board of directors.
Art earned his BA from Elon University in 1990, and his Master of Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School.