FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT) (the "Company") announced today that W. Page Barnes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has communicated his intention to step down from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective December 31, 2020.
Mr. Barnes will transition to a part-time role with the Company, assisting with tenant relations and business development matters. Mr. Barnes was a founding executive of the Company, joining in November 2013. He undertook the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2015 at the time of our IPO, a position he held until assuming his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer in 2019.
"Page has been a true source of leadership over the past 7 years. During his tenure at the Company, Page helped lead the Company from a start-up company with a two-thousand-dollar balance sheet in 2015 to over a $1.3 billion enterprise value in 2020. He will be sorely missed in his current position, but we are thankful for the time and energy he has devoted to elevating the Company to what it is today and look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role," said Timothy Wallace, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"I have worked closely with the CHCT team for many years and have complete confidence in their leadership abilities as the company navigates through these uncertain times. I look forward to continuing to partner with them through the transition," said Mr. Barnes.
About Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated
Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust that focuses on owning income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services in our target sub-markets throughout the United States. The Company had investments of approximately $667.3 million in 131 real estate properties as of September 30, 2020, located in 33 states, totaling approximately 2.8 million square feet. Additional information regarding the Company, including this quarter's operations, can be found at www.chct.reit. Please contact the Company at 615-771-3052 to request a printed copy of this information.
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SOURCE Community Healthcare Trust, Inc.