Mr. Thompson joined Birmingham-based Colonial Properties Trust in 1997. Over a 16-year career, he served Colonial as Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and finally President and Chief Financial Officer, building the portfolio of this publicly traded REIT to more than $4 billion. He left the company in 2013 and joined Select Strategies Realty the following year. There he is responsible for investment activities and investment management services.Mr. Thompson is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. He previously served on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Business Alliance and United Way of Central Alabama. "We are pleased to welcome Mike Stewart and Reynolds Thompson to the Board of Medical Properties Trust, Inc.," said Edward K. Aldag, Jr., MPT's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Both of these individuals bring tremendous talent to the board and their insights and experience in healthcare and in public companies will be welcomed as they help us guide MPT to new heights." About Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Based in Birmingham, Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focusing exclusively on hospitals. In only 13 years, MPT has emerged as the leading source of real estate capital for hospitals, with investments in more than 200 facilities across the U.S. and Western Europe now approaching $6 billion. Through innovative sale/leaseback arrangements that can lower a facility's cost of capital, MPT helps hospitals finance facility improvements, technology upgrades and new construction. No other capital source knows hospitals better, from reimbursement requirements and the regulatory environment, to the myriad challenges hospitals face every day. And none is better positioned to help them create the right environment for delivering world class, value-based healthcare.
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