SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA"), a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust, is proud to announce that effective August 1, 2011, HTA opened a new office in Indianapolis. HTA's Indianapolis office is located at 201 N. Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46280, and will serve as a direct point of service to its tenants in Indianapolis and the Midwest Region.
HTA's Midwest portfolio consists of approximately 2.2 million square feet spread across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana. Indiana comprises approximately 1.2 million square feet of the portfolio. HTA's Indianapolis-based leasing and management team will focus on strengthening and maintaining key tenant relationships to improve overall management and leasing efforts in its Midwest portfolio.
In addition, HTA has successfully transitioned the leasing and management of 15 buildings, totaling approximately 288,000 square feet from Hokanson Companies, Inc. ("Hokanson") to its in-house Indianapolis leasing and management team. HTA will continue to work in partnership with Hokanson on other projects and looks forward to further enhancing the two companies' business relationship.
HTA's local Indianapolis leasing and management team is led by Dawna H. Powell, Regional Vice President of Asset Management, Ross Goyer, Regional Director of Asset Management & Leasing, and Andrew Nordhoff, Leasing Associate. Ms. Powell has an extensive 25-year background in real estate portfolio management and most recently served as the Senior Healthcare Facility Manager at Hokanson, where she oversaw approximately 900,000 square feet of healthcare-related assets. Mr. Goyer brings over 20 years of experience in real estate portfolio management and he most recently served as the Portfolio Manager for Lillibridge, a Ventas, Inc. company. Prior to joining Lillibridge, Mr. Goyer worked for a number of reputable property management service companies, including Lauth Healthcare and Bremner Healthcare Real Estate. Mr. Nordhoff recently joined HTA as a Leasing Associate where he will work in tandem with Ms. Powell and Mr. Goyer to bring in high-quality and long-term tenants. Mr. Nordhoff has over 8 years of real estate experience in management and leasing and previously served as the Leasing Associate at Lillibridge.
"HTA strives to be the 'Landlord of Choice' in each of its markets by offering quality office space in well-maintained and managed buildings. We consistently provide experienced, prompt and professional service which promotes satisfaction and increases the retention of our valued tenants," stated Dawna H. Powell, Regional Vice President of Asset Management for HTA.
"We are extremely fortunate to have assembled a team of professionals with over 50 years of combined real estate and healthcare experience who are focused on improving tenant relations and increasing the occupancy of our Indianapolis portfolio," stated Amanda Houghton, Senior Vice President of Asset Management & Finance for HTA.
For more information on HTA, please visit www.htareit.com.
About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust. Since its formation in 2006, HTA has made 78 geographically diverse acquisitions valued at approximately $2.3 billion based on purchase price, which includes 242 buildings and two other real estate-related assets. HTA's portfolio totals approximately 11.1 million square feet and includes 218 medical office buildings, ten hospitals, nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and five healthcare-related office buildings located in 25 states. With average occupancy of 91%, over half of HTA's current annualized base rent comes from credit rated tenants. Ninety-four percent of HTA's portfolio is strategically located on-campus or aligned with recognized healthcare systems.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to HTA. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not descriptions of historical facts and include statements regarding management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, plans or predictions of the future, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: our results may be impacted by, among other things, uncertainties relating to the debt and equity capital markets; uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; uncertainties relating to the implementation of recent healthcare legislation; uncertainties regarding changes in the healthcare industry; the uncertainties relating to the implementation of HTA's real estate investment strategy; and other risk factors as outlined in HTA's periodic reports, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.