Healthcare Trust of America Inc. has hired David Chung as its Corporate Senior Vice President for Development. In his new role, Chung will drive the expansion of HTA’s development business of medical office buildings and outpatient service facilities.
Chung brings more than 20 years of experience within healthcare real estate, spanning all disciplines within the healthcare development industry. Additionally, his previous executive positions within large healthcare systems allow him to apply his experience and understanding to deliver highly successful real estate development solutions.
“We are pleased to welcome David to HTA. We believe his healthcare experience and relationships will add significant value as we deliver development solutions to our healthcare provider tenants located in our key markets throughout the United States,” stated Chairman, CEO and President Scott D. Peters, in a prepared statement.
Prior to joining HTA, Chung held key leadership roles within the industry including serving as Executive Vice President for Anchor Health Properties, Vice President of Development at Duke Realty Healthcare and as the Regional Director of Real Estate/Construction for Providence St. Joseph Health System for Western Washington. During his career, he has held strategic roles as a Principal, Design Studio Leader, Project Manager and Healthcare Market Segment Leader.
Chung earned his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the USC Graduate Real Estate Association, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Urban Land Institute, Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering and other meaningful industry organizations.
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, according to a prepared statement.