As a 25-year commercial and industrial real estate veteran, Bacchetta serves as vice president and Atlanta division manager of Highwoods Properties. In his role, Bacchetta is directly responsible for the Atlanta division’s leasing, acquisitions, development, construction and property management. Prior to joining Highwoods in 2006, Bacchetta was a private investor in industrial properties in Atlanta, and he owned and operated a national trucking company. Bacchetta’s real estate experience includes an extensive national background in various sectors of real estate including office, industrial, multi-family, resort, and senior housing. Jim was director of acquisitions for Anderson Properties and vice president of acquisitions for Consolidated Resources. He started his career in Atlanta as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse, where he worked for five years. Bacchetta is an active member of NAIOP and ULI.