Richard Hickson

Richard Hickson, Executive Vice President - Operations

Richard joined Cousins in 2016 and currently serves as its Executive Vice President of Operations. In this role, Richard is responsible for all leasing, property operations and asset management for the Company’s existing Sun Belt portfolio.


B.S., Business Administration, Washington & Lee University; M.B.A. The University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Active member at Trinity Anglican Church

Richard has over 20 years of wide-ranging commercial real estate, finance and transactional experience gained through roles in public and private real estate operating companies, family offices and financial institutions. Richard’s experience includes multiple operations, investments and finance roles held between 2004 and 2012 at Parkway Properties, Inc., also a publicly-traded REIT. Richard initially joined Parkway as a Property Manager in Atlanta, Georgia, ultimately serving for two years as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Richard began his career in investment banking with both regional and global financial services firms.