New Class A Office Building Slated for Nashville

Facility to cost $27.6 million, encompasses 153,000 square feet, plus parking


Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Highwoods' current expectations include, among others, the following: the financial condition of our customers could deteriorate; unwaived defaults, if any, under our debt instruments could result in an acceleration of some of our outstanding debt; speculative development by others could result in excessive supply of office properties relative to customer demand; we may not be able to lease or re-lease space quickly or on as favorable terms as old leases; unexpected difficulties in obtaining additional capital to satisfy our future cash needs or unexpected increases in interest rates would increase our debt service costs; and others detailed in the Company's 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent SEC reports.

About the Company

Highwoods Properties, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is a fully integrated, self-administered real estate investment trust ("REIT") that provides leasing, management, development, construction and other customer-related services for its properties and for third parties. At June 30, 2007, the Company owned or had an interest in 386 in-service office, industrial and retail properties encompassing approximately 34.1 million square feet. Highwoods also owned 693 acres of development land. Highwoods is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and its properties and development land are located in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. For more information about Highwoods Properties, please visit our Web site at www.highwoods.com.

CONTACT: Highwoods Properties, Inc. Tabitha Zane, 919-431-1529 Vice President, Investor Relations

KEYWORD: KANSAS IOWA GEORGIA FLORIDA VIRGINIA TENNESSEE SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA MISSOURIINDUSTRY KEYWORD: REAL ESTATE BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTSOURCE: Highwoods Properties, Inc.

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