Meet the Leasing Team

HTA Leasing Team



Jaime Northam

Sr. Vice President of Leasing

Jaime Northam oversees all of the leasing across HTA’s Western US portfolio, which encompasses approximately eight million square feet across 20 markets. Leading a team of several experienced leasing professionals, her focus is to strategically drive occupancy, growth and retention across the portfolio, while developing key relationships in each market. Mrs. Northam has been with HTA for more than five years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Her background in the industry also includes brokerage, development, asset management and economic development. Mrs. Northam is an Arizona native. She has been an active member of the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Board since 2013, which has included involvement on various board committees and several charitable events benefitting St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow’s Neurological Institute. Mrs. Northam holds a B.A. in Communications from University of Arizona.

Melinda Alford

Leasing Manager

Melinda Alford is a Leasing Manager for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (“HTA”) and the Texas Designated Broker for Healthcare Management of America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HTA. Ms. Alford oversees leasing for 1.4 million square feet of medical office buildings in Dallas, Austin, Bryan and San Antonio. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has her CCIM designation.

Nikki Briggs

Leasing Associate

Nikki Briggs is a Leasing Associate for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (“HTA”). Nikki is responsible for overseeing our Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma Medical Offices. Nikki’s concentration in these markets is maintaining and expanding our focal relationships within the community. She is also responsible for generating new tenant opportunities and sustaining our existing tenant’s satisfaction. Nikki earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at University of Arizona. After which, Nikki traveled the world as a flight attendant which ultimately reinforced her passion for procuring meaningful relationships in her personal and professional life.

Jason Cheek

Vice President – Leasing

Jason Cheek is Vice President – Leasing for Healthcare Trust of America Inc.’s Dallas and Houston markets. As a Dallas native, Jason has resided in the DFW metroplex for the majority of his life. He began his career in healthcare real estate while working with Tenet Healthcare in their corporate office working directly with the Director of Real Estate and Development as a Senior Analyst. Joining HTA in 2017 Jason has worked both the Houston and Dallas markets handling all the new leasing and existing leasing efforts. Mr. Cheek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a focus on Real Estate from the University of North Texas.

Bettina Hunt

Vice President – Leasing

Bettina Hunt is a Vice President – Leasing for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (“HTA”) and the Designated Broker for Healthcare Management of America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HTA. Mrs. Hunt is responsible for overseeing the leasing for 1.5 million square feet of medical office buildings in Phoenix and Tucson. Previous roles with HTA include Director of Operations for the Southwest Region. In this role she focused on the day to day operations for a 3.9 million square-foot portfolio. Mrs. Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate Management and her Certified Property Manager designation.



Julia Ehret

Sr. Vice President of Leasing

Julia Ehret oversees the leasing platform for HTA’s medical offices assets on the East coast and Midwest totaling over 8.7 million square feet across 14 states. Her region includes key markets of Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Hartford/New Haven, and Indianapolis. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key healthcare systems and physician practices, new and renewal leasing, as well as sourcing acquisition and development opportunities. Julia joined the leasing team at HTA in March of 2013 and was promoted to her current role of Senior Vice President in June of 2017.

Prior to joining HTA, Julia worked for Cushman & Wakefield in Indianapolis. Julia holds a B.S. in Business from the Lacy School of Business at Butler University where she majored in International Business and Marketing. She serves as the Mentoring Committee Chair of IndyCREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and serves on the Finance Counsel and various other programs at her parish St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.



Todd Sloan

Sr. Vice President of Leasing

Todd Sloan is Senior Vice President – East Region for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (“HTA”). Mr. Sloan is responsible for overseeing the leasing for 6.3 million square feet of medical office buildings located primarily in the Southeast and Florida. Mr. Sloan has been with HTA in various leasing roles since 2013 and is Broker in charge for Healthcare Management of America in multiple states including Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, & Pennsylvania. Prior to joining HTA Mr. Sloan was VP of Leasing & Sales for HealthAmerica Realty Group and has over 15 years’ experience specializing in medically related commercial real estate. Mr. Sloan holds a BS degree in history from the University of Georgia. Mr. Sloan lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.

Alexa Slade

Vice President – Leasing

Alexa Slade is responsible for all new leasing in HTA’s Southeast portfolio consisting of 6 key states: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina comprised of 4 million square feet. She works closely with key hospital systems and physician groups in each market to develop relationships, bring in new leases, solidify expansions and retain tenants.  Alexa joined the HTA leasing team in July of 2014. She is a member of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the Georgia Association of Realtors. Prior to joining HTA, Alexa worked for CBRE in the healthcare services occupier group. Alexa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech and holds a Real Estate License in multiple states. Alexa resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband.



Andrew Nordhoff

Vice President of Leasing

Andrew Nordhoff has been dedicated to leasing medical office space and building long-term relationships for over 11 years in markets ranging from the Midwest to the East Coast and currently in Florida. Mr. Nordhoff has been a member of the HTA team since July, 2011 and was part of the first in-house leasing team across the country. Prior to HTA, Mr. Nordhoff served as a Leasing Manager for another national medical office building owner where he oversaw all leasing functions for their Indianapolis portfolio. Mr. Nordhoff holds a B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University and, along with his family, is active in his church.

Maria Correa

Senior Leasing Associate

Maria C. Correa joined Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. in June 2013 as a Property Manager. In 2015 she was promoted to her current role of Senior Leasing Associate where she is primarily responsible for the leasing of our South Florida Portfolio. Maria is passionate about offering superior level of service to our tenants and clients. Maria C. Correa has over 20 years of experience in the property management and leasing field. Maria is very well rounded in various aspects of the real estate industry with a vast amount of experience in the commercial real estate and leasing know-how. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and also holds a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license.

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