Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Expansion in Leasing Team for Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (April 9, 2015) /PR Newswire/– Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) announced today the expansion of Jaime Northam’s role within the company to include the leasing oversight of HTA’s Arizona portfolio. Ms. Northam currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Leasing for HTA’s Southwest portfolio. In her expanded role, Ms. Northam will now also focus her efforts on the leasing strategy for HTA’s Arizona assets including portfolios in Scottsdale, Tucson, Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

Ms. Northam will work directly with Rachael Thompson, Senior Leasing Associate, and Michelle Rae, Leasing Associate, to maintain HTA’s established key relationships within the brokerage community. Ms. Thompson will be responsible for new leasing and expanding key relationships within the local brokerage and healthcare community. Ms. Rae, recently promoted, will focus her efforts on existing tenants and renewal leasing across Arizona.

In 2014 HTA’s in-house Arizona leasing team completed over 95 lease transactions totaling over 350,000 square feet with a value of approximately $54.5 million. HTA’s Arizona portfolio consists of primarily on-campus, multi-tenanted medical office buildings totaling over 1.2 million rentable square feet.

About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a real estate company that acquires, owns, and operates medical office buildings located primarily on-campus or affiliated with the nation’s leading healthcare systems. HTA is known for its exclusive dedication to the medical office sector and believes that this focus will be advantageous as the healthcare sector benefits from major macroeconomic tailwinds.

 

Since its formation in 2006, HTA has invested approximately $3.3 billion in medical office buildings comprising 14.8 million square feet in 28 states. A disciplined and targeted acquisition approach has positioned the real estate portfolio in certain key markets (among others) with growing and healthy economics, including: Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Dallas, Denver, Greenville, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Tampa, and White Plains. The portfolio is operated by an in-house national asset management and leasing platform which is directed from over 10 full-service regional offices across the U.S. HTA has a consistent track record since listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012 and believes that a commitment to long-term real estate principals will continue to generate shareholder value.

 

More information about HTA can be found on the company’s website at 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;

•  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;

•  delays in liquidating defaulted mortgage loan investors; 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.