Grubb & Ellis Company and Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Enter Into Redemption, Termination and Release Agreement

Oct 19, 2010, 16:06 ET from Grubb & Ellis Company

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Healthcare Trust of America under which Grubb & Ellis transferred to HTA all of its partnership rights in HTA's operating partnership.  The parties also resolved all outstanding issues between them.  In connection with the execution of the agreement, HTA made a one-time payment to Grubb & Ellis of $8 million.

Grubb & Ellis expects this payment to have an approximately $3 million beneficial impact on the Company's fourth quarter 2010 results.  

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