Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces New Director of Investor Relations

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (January 5, 2015) – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings, announced today that it has hired Jessica Thorsheim, CFA as Director of Investor Relations.

“Jessica joins us at a time when increasing awareness about core, critical medical office real estate is of the utmost importance,” said Chairman and CEO Scott D. Peters. “We are excited to welcome Jessica as a part of our team and we are confident she will be an excellent contributor as HTA continues to lead the medical office sector forward.”

Ms. Thorsheim most recently served as the Director of Investor Relations at Move, Inc., the parent of, which was recently acquired by News Corp. At Move, Jessica worked closely with the CEO and CFO to educate shareholders on company fundaments and the rapidly evolving online real estate sector. She was a company spokesperson at all investor conferences and a true advocate for the Move investment story. Prior to Move, Jessica worked as the Director of Investor Relations at Cole Real Estate Investments, a triple-net retail real estate investment trust in Phoenix, AZ. She assisted in the listing of Cole on the NYSE in June of 2013 and was responsible for all shareholder communications. Jessica started her career in institutional equity sales at Goldman Sachs in New York City, NY.

Ms. Thorsheim is a CFA® chartholder and has a BBA in Business Finance from the University of Iowa where she graduated summa cum laude.

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 $3.3 billion to build a portfolio of properties that is comprised of approximately 14.8 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 28 states. It operates its properties through regional offices in Scottsdale, Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami and Pittsburgh.

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• 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.

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