SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA"), is proud to announce that Ann Atkinson has joined the company as Director of Acquisitions, effective September 10, 2012. As part of HTA's acquisition team, Mrs. Atkinson will play a key role in executing HTA's national growth strategy focused on medical office properties located on the campuses of hospitals and health systems. Since 2010, Mrs. Atkinson has been with JDM Partners, LLC, (the partnership of Jerry Colonel, David Eaton, and Mel Shultz) as their Real Estate Investment Specialist, where she focused on the acquisition of income producing properties located in markets throughout the United States. From 2004 to 2010, Ann was an investment broker with Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial, where she specialized in the sale of office and medical investment buildings. Ann was the top producing associate broker in the history of the BRE Commercial office. In her career, Ann has participated in over $655 million of investment real estate transactions. "We are very pleased to welcome Ann to our active and experienced team," said Mark D. Engstrom, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions. "Ann's strong record of performance will complement our team in achieving HTA's growth objectives and strengthening our position as a leader in our industry" For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit www.htareit.com . 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 $2.5 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.5 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states. FORWARD-LOOKING LANGUAGE 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: the strength and financial condition of the building; the strength and financial condition of the tenants; uncertainties relating to the local economies where HTA owns assets; 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.