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Healthcare Trust of America Welcomes New Senior Vice President, Leasing; Director of Operations, Midwest Region; Senior Leasing Associate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), has hired Jaime Northam as Senior Vice President, Leasing, Sabrina Nayer as Director of Operations, Midwest Region and Rachael Kimsey as Senior Leasing Associate.

Mrs. Northam will oversee third-party leasing across HTA's portfolio, while creating new market strategies and identifying new investment and development opportunities.  Mrs. Northam brings significant experience in commercial real estate development, leasing and economic development from various nationally recognized firms, including Grubb & Ellis and The Alter Group. Previously, Mrs. Northam held a position with HTA as Regional Asset Manager and managed leasing, operations and overall performance for HTA's Midwest portfolio.  Prior to coming back to HTA, Mrs. Northam was the Vice President, Business Development at Greater Phoenix Economic Council where she focused on national business attraction and ensuring the economic growth of the Greater Phoenix Area. Mrs. Northam also sits on various local and national boards, including NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association's National Board of Directors.

Ms. Nayer will oversee property management and operations activities of HTA's Midwest Region, which is comprised of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio markets totaling over 2.9 million square feet.  This region constitutes over 20% of HTA's total portfolio of 14.6 million square feet, and includes one of HTA's key markets, Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to joining HTA, Ms. Nayer was a Senior Property Manager with Transwestern Commercial Services where she oversaw property management and reporting of a 4.5 million square foot portfolio. 

Ms. Kimsey will assist in marketing and leasing HTA's portfolio in Arizona. She will be responsible for the management of prospecting, researching market trends, organizing market research and assisting in leasing efforts directly related to HTA's portfolio of medical office buildings.  Prior to joining HTA, Ms. Kimsey was a Brokerage Associate with Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona where she acted as a secondary contact for owner/broker/tenant inquires, created marketing pieces and coordinated marketing events.   Ms. Kimsey holds a Bachelors of Social Science from Biola University in La Miranda, CA.

"HTA prides itself not only on our high-quality portfolio of on-campus medical office buildings, but also on our first-class team of in-house management and leasing professionals. These three individuals share HTA's commitment to deliver superior service at competitive rates through a relationship-based management approach. We are excited to welcome Jaime, Sabrina and Rachael to the HTA family as we continue to expand the company in key markets," said Amanda Houghton, Executive Vice President of Asset Management for HTA.

About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a full-service real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality medical office buildings that are predominantly located on or aligned with campuses of nationally or regionally recognized healthcare systems in the U.S.  Since its formation in 2006, HTA has invested approximately $3.2 billion to build a portfolio of properties that is comprised of approximately 14.6 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states. It operates its properties through regional offices in Scottsdale, Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami and Pittsburgh.

For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit www.htareit.com.        

FORWARD-LOOKING LANGUAGE

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs, including expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs about HTA, stockholder value and earnings growth.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond HTA's control. Although HTA believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, HTA's actual results and performance could differ materially and in adverse ways from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on HTA's operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to:

  • changes in economic conditions affecting the healthcare property sector, the commercial real estate market and the credit market;
  • competition for acquisition of medical office buildings and other facilities that serve the healthcare industry;
  • economic fluctuations in certain states in which HTA's property investments are geographically concentrated;
  • retention of HTA's senior management team;
  • financial stability and solvency of HTA's tenants;
  • supply and demand for operating properties in the market areas in which HTA operates;
  • HTA's ability to acquire real properties, and to successfully operate those properties once acquired;
  • changes in property taxes;
  • legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs and changes to laws governing the healthcare industry;
  • fluctuations in reimbursements from third party payors such as Medicare and Medicaid;
  • delays in liquidating defaulted mortgage loan investments
  • changes in interest rates;
  • the availability of capital and financing;
  • restrictive covenants in HTA's credit facilities;
  • changes in HTA's credit ratings;
  • HTA's ability to remain qualified as a REIT;
  • changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, policies and guidelines applicable to REITs; and
  • the risk factors set forth in HTA's 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in HTA's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, HTA undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect the events or circumstances arising after the date as of which they are made. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements included in this press release or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, HTA.

Financial Contact:
Amanda Houghton
EVP - Asset Management
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
480.998.3478
[email protected]

SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

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