RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) reports after having conducted a thorough assessment of its Florida and Georgia properties that its assets have not sustained any meaningful damage.      

Ed Fritsch, President and CEO stated, "We are fortunate all members of the Highwoods family are safe and their homes are intact.  Our team did terrific work preparing for the hurricane and we are grateful to have fared so well.  Our thoughts are with those who have been hit hard by this storm." 

About HighwoodsHighwoods Properties, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, is a publicly-traded (NYSE:HIW) real estate investment trust ("REIT") and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The Company is a fully integrated office REIT that owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in the best business districts (BBDs) of Atlanta, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa. For more information about Highwoods, please visit our website at www.highwoods.com.

Contact:Brendan MaioranaSenior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations919-431-1529

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