SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA"), today announced that Chelsea Maddox has joined the company as Director of Leasing, South/Southwest Region, effective December 1, 2012. In her role, Ms. Maddox will oversee leasing activities for HTA's entire South/Southwest portfolio including over 1.2 million square feet in Arizona alone. Ms. Maddox will be instrumental to the ongoing expansion of HTA's portfolio in the South and Southwest regions including CA, NV, NM, UT, CO, TX, OK, KS, MO and AZ. This region represents over 30% of HTA's overall portfolio including some of HTA's key markets such as Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston. Ms. Maddox will work directly with HTA's South/Southwest Regional Vice President, Sara Siverson.
Before joining HTA, Ms. Maddox was a senior associate with Cushman & Wakefield in in the firm's healthcare division where she represented a national tenant base. Prior to that, she was an associate with Grubb & Ellis, responsible for medical office leasing. Ms. Maddox began her career with commercial real estate brokerage firm Landmark TCN as an associate. She holds a B.A. in Public Relations & Strategic Media and Communications from Arizona State University.
"Chelsea brings an extensive background in leasing medical and office properties to HTA," said Scott Peters, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of HTA. "Her specialized knowledge of the medical office industry will enhance the synergies of our fully integrated asset management platform, and we are excited to have her on board as we continue to expand and strengthen our presence in the South and Southwest regions."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 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 located on the campuses of nationally recognized healthcare systems in the major U.S. metropolitan areas. 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 12.5 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states. For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit www.htareit.com. SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.