Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   October 27, 2011

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland 000-53206 20-4738467
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
16435 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 320, Scottsdale, Arizona   85254
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   480-998-3478

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On October 27, 2011, the board of directors of HTA authorized distributions for the months of November and December 2011. These distributions will be calculated based on stockholders of record each day during each such month at a rate of $0.00198630 per share per day and will equal a daily amount that, if paid each day for a 365-day period, would equal a 7.25% annualized rate based on a share price of $10.00. These distributions will be paid in December 2011 and January 2012, respectively, in cash or reinvested in stock for those participating in the DRIP.

The amount of distributions HTA pays to its stockholders is determined by HTA’s board of directors, at its discretion, and is dependent on a number of factors, including funds available for the payment of distributions, HTA’s financial condition, capital expenditure requirements and annual distribution requirements needed to maintain HTA’s status as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code, as well as any liquidity alternative HTA may pursue in the future. HTA’s board of directors may reduce its distribution rate and HTA cannot guarantee the amount of distributions paid in the future, if any.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
October 28, 2011   By:   Scott D. Peters
        Name: Scott D. Peters
        Title: Chief Executive Officer & President