Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) announced that Chelsea Maddox has joined the company as Director of Leasing, South/Southwest Region.

Maddox will oversee leasing activities for HTA’s entire South/Southwest portfolio including more than 1.2 MSF in Arizona.

Maddox will be instrumental to the ongoing expansion of HTA’s portfolio in the South and Southwest regions including California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

This region represents more than 30% of HTA’s overall portfolio including some of HTA’s key markets such as Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston. Maddox will work directly with HTA’s South/Southwest Regional Vice President, Sara Siverson.

Before joining HTA, Maddox was a senior associate with Cushman & Wakefield in the firm’s healthcare division where she represented a national tenant base. Prior to that, she was an associate with Grubb & Ellis, responsible for medical office leasing.

Maddox began her career with commercial real estate brokerage firm Landmark TCN as an associate. She holds a B.A. in Public Relations & Strategic Media and Communications from Arizona State University.

“Chelsea brings an extensive background in leasing medical and office properties to HTA,” said Scott Peters, Chairman, CEO and President of HTA. “Her specialized knowledge of the medical office industry will enhance the synergies of our fully integrated asset management platform, and we are excited to have her on board as we continue to expand and strengthen our presence in the South and Southwest regions.”