Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona Welcomes Healthcare Trust of America CEO, Scott D. Peters to Board

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, January 29, 2018 – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA), the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, is pleased to announce that CEO Scott D. Peters has joined the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona Board of Directors. Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

scott D Peters,CEO

Scott D. Peter, CEO, Healthcare
Trust of America, Inc.

Since 1989, BHGH of Arizona has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. BHGH of Arizona serves youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Scholars join the program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities and mentor relationships.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona Board of Directors,” said Peters. “Guidance from our board is imperative as we embark on significantly expanding our programs through donations and deepening our engagement with students. I hope to inspire others to continue the spirit of high achievement and dedication to those in need in our community.”

As part of Peters’ commitment to BHGH of Arizona, HTA provided much needed support to all the students by donating gift cards for new clothes, shoes and other supplies. In addition, HTA was proud to donate funds to BHGH of Arizona and will continue to provide assistance in raising awareness of the organizations needs and efforts.

Peters is founder, chairman and CEO of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Peters previously served as the CEO of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Advisor and Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors. He also served as CEO, president and director of Grubb & Ellis Company, and CEO, president and director of NNN Realty Advisors, Inc. NNN Realty Advisors became a wholly owned subsidiary of Grubb & Ellis upon its merger in December 2007. In addition, Peters served as director of Golf Trust of America, Inc., a publically traded REIT and was an executive with Pacific Holding Company and Castle & Cooke. Peters received a B.B.A. in accounting and finance from Kent State University.


About HTA

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, based on gross leasable area. The company provides the real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly desirable locations. Over the last decade, HTA has invested approximately $7 billion primarily in medical office buildings and other healthcare assets comprising over 24 million square feet of gross leasable area. HTA’s investments are targeted in key markets that are believed to have superior healthcare demographics and supports a strong, long-term demand for medical office space. HTA continues to achieve critical mass within these key markets by expanding its presence through accretive acquisitions and utilizing in-house operating expertise through regionally located property management and leasing platforms. Founded in 2006 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, HTA has produced attractive returns for its stockholders that have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 and US REIT indices. For more information, visit


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