SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA"), today announced the appointment of Susan Dorr, CCIM, CPM as Regional Vice President, Southeast Region. A seasoned healthcare real estate executive with over 20 years of experience in private and public real estate investment trusts, Ms. Dorr will be responsible for the oversight and management of HTA's 3.6 million square feet of properties spread across Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland. Prior to joining HTA, Ms. Dorr was executive vice president of property services for the privately held real estate development and management firm Johnson Development, LLC based in Birmingham, AL. There she managed a medical portfolio totaling approximately two million square feet of on-campus and off-campus properties. Previously, she held executive leadership positions, including president of the Southeast region for publicly traded real estate investment trust, Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, managing all aspects of medical real estate development, capital deployment, business development, construction and design services across five states. Earlier, as president and CEO of Consera Healthcare Real Estate Services, LLC, Ms. Dorr was responsible for a portfolio consisting of approximately 2.5 million square feet of medical properties. Throughout her career, she has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility in all areas of healthcare asset management and development. Ms. Dorr is licensed by the Institute of Real Estate Management as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and is designated as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). "Susan is one of the most seasoned experts in healthcare real estate portfolio management across the Southeastern U.S., and she is ideally suited to drive our ongoing expansion and development in that important region," said Scott Peters, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of HTA. "She will be a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to successfully build, manage and operate our medical office building portfolio while strengthening our relationships throughout the industry." 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.