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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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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Penn Kevin E
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/15/2012
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)
VP/Chief Strategy & Admin
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 16,900
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
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 03/01/2014 Common Stock 2,694 $42.03 D  
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 02/29/2016 Common Stock 4,235 $18.89 D  
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 02/25/2017 Common Stock 1,773 $29.05 D  
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 02/27/2018 Common Stock 2,719 $33.93 D  
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 02/28/2019 Common Stock 5,493 $32 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Penn Kevin E
3100 SMOKETREE COURT, SUITE 600
RALEIGH, NC 27604
      VP/Chief Strategy & Admin  

Signatures

/s/Willis B. Howard Attorney-in-fact for Kevin E. Penn 05/18/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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