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Section 1: 3 (PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Maiorana Brendan C
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/01/2019
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC. [HIW]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
3100 SMOKETREE COURT, SUITE 600
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP of Finance & IR
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

RALEIGH, NC 27604
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 13,357
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Maiorana Brendan C
3100 SMOKETREE COURT, SUITE 600
RALEIGH, NC 27604
      EVP of Finance & IR  

Signatures

/s/ Jeffrey D. Miller Attorney in fact for Brendan C. Maiorana 07/09/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

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Section 2: EX-24 (POA)


HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC.
LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY

The undersigned hereby appoints Jeffrey D. Miller
and Allison N. McMasters, and each of them singly, as the
undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full 
power and authority as hereinafter described to:

A.	Prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the
undersigned's behalf, and submit to the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Form ID, including amendments 
thereto, and any other documents necessary or 
appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned 
to make electronic filings with the SEC of reports required by
Section 16(a) of the Securities and Exchange 
Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or any successor rule or 
regulation of the SEC; 

B.	Prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file such
Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including any amendments thereto) with respect
to the securities (including derivative securities) of Highwoods
Properties, Inc. (the Company? with the SEC as considered necessary
or advisable under Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and 
the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended
from time to time;

C.	Seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and
on the undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the 
Company'ssecurities from any third party, including brokers, 
employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the 
undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release
any such information to the undersigned
and approves and ratifies any such release of information; and 

D.	Perform any and all other acts which in the discretion
of such attorney-in-fact are necessary or advisable for and on
behalf of the undersigned in connection with the foregoing, and the
undersigned hereby ratifies any such action taken by such 
attorney-in-fact for all purposes.

   The undersigned acknowledges that:

A.	This Limited Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not 
require, such attorney-in-fact to act in his or her discretion on
information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent
verification of such information;

B.	Any documents prepared and/or executed by such attorney-in-fact
on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Limited Power of Attorney 
will be in such form and will contain such information and disclosure
as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her discretion deems necessary
or advisable; 



C.	Neither the Company nor such attorney-in-fact assumes (i)
any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to comply with 
the requirements of the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of the
undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or
(iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit 
disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and 

D.	This Limited Power of Attorney does not relieve the 
undersigned from responsibility for compliance with the 
undersigned's obligations under the Exchange Act, including without
limitation the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act. 

      This Limited Power of Attorney shall remain in full force 
and effect until revoked in writing. 

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Limited Power of 
Attorney to be executed as of this 3rd day of July, 2019. 


						/s/ Brendan C. Maiorana
		                                Name:Brendan C. Maiorana



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