Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces New Regional Vice President of the South-Southwest Region

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (August 13, 2013) – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) (“HTA”) announced today the hiring of Judy Klein Romero as Regional Vice President for the South-Southwest Region. She will be responsible for a region that includes 3.7 million square feet of healthcare related properties located in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and California.

“We are excited to welcome Judy to the HTA team,” said Amanda Houghton, EVP of Asset Management. “At HTA, our internal asset management platform is focused on growing health system and physician relationships, increasing the operating efficiencies of our properties, and establishing HTA as a leading owner of medical office buildings. Judy’s wealth of knowledge and experience will allow her to play a leading role in driving these initiatives forward in the South-Southwest region.”

Ms. Klein Romero brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate, most recently serving as the Vice President – Portfolio Acquisitions for American Residential Properties. Prior to that, she was an Associate Partner and Senior Vice President of Ensemble Real Estate Services, a commercial real estate company providing management, leasing, development, brokerage and acquisition services with a specific concentration in medical office buildings. While there, she was responsible for the asset management for a portfolio of medical buildings totaling approximately 1.5 million square feet located in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.

In addition, Ms. Klein Romero holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire, the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) from the CCIM Institute. Judy is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Arizona.

About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a fully-integrated, leading owner of medical office buildings.  HTA listed its shares of Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on June 6, 2012. HTA 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 built a portfolio of properties that totals approximately $2.6 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.7 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states. It operates its properties through regional offices in Scottsdale, Charleston, Atlanta, and Indianapolis.

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

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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; and
  • The risk factors set forth in HTA’s 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

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.