SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 $2.7 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.9 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.
- the risk factors set forth in HTA's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in HTA's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.