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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Release of Second Annual Sustainability Report

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, August 18, 2021 – Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: HTA) announced today the release of its second annual Sustainability Report.  The report provides an update on the Company’s progress towards its environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) initiatives and outlines long-term goals with respect to ESG matters.

Contained in the report are the Company’s 2020 ESG achievements, which include the following:

  • Establishment of ESG Subcommittee within the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors;
  • Development of internal ESG taskforce comprised of a cross-functional management team to advance ESG initiatives;
  • Announcement of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions reduction and electricity consumption reduction targets over the next 5 years;
  • Participation in the internationally recognized Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (“GRESB”) reporting;
  • Formalization of ESG policies in accordance with HTA’s corporate social responsibility program;
  • Commitment to respecting and promoting human rights in accordance with principles outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Company’s Human Rights Policy; and
  • Alignment of ESG goals with six of the 17 defined United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“It is encouraging to see HTA’s continued focus and dedication on ESG initiatives,” said Vicki Booth, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and ESG Subcommittee. “As we look towards the rest of the year and into 2022, HTA’s cross-functional engagement in integrating ESG into the Company’s overall business strategy will prove critical in advancing HTA’s aim to Build Life Better as good stewards of society and the environment within our communities.”

HTA’s 2020 Sustainability Report, along with additional information about the Company’s ESG initiatives, is available online here.

About HTA

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, with assets comprising approximately 25.3 million square feet of GLA, with $7.5 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings as of June 30, 2021.  HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.  Investments are targeted to build critical mass in 20 to 25 leading gateway markets that generally have leading university and medical institutions, which translates to superior demographics, high-quality graduates, intellectual talent and job growth.  The strategic markets HTA invests in support a strong, long-term demand for quality medical office space.  HTA utilizes an integrated asset management platform consisting of on-site leasing, property management, engineering and building services, and development capabilities to create complete, state of the art facilities in each market.  We believe this drives efficiencies, strong tenant and health system relationships, and strategic partnerships that result in high levels of tenant retention, rental growth and long-term value creation.  Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTA has developed a national brand with dedicated relationships at the local level.

Founded in 2006 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, HTA has produced attractive returns for its stockholders that have outperformed the US REIT index.  More information about HTA can be found on the Company’s Website (www.htareit.com), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.