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The Plasencia Group Appoints Jessica L. Corcoran
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Tampa, Florida, August 18, 2003 – The Plasencia Group, Inc. (TPG), the leading hospitality transaction and consulting services firm, representing public and private owners of hotels, resorts, and golf courses, has named Jessica L. Corcoran to the position of Director of Marketing and Business Development. Based in Dallas, Corcoran’s responsibilities will include overseeing corporate communications activities, developing client development and retention programs, executing annual marketing plans, new business development, and coordinating corporate promotional events.

“Jessica is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Lou Plasencia, TPG’s Founder and CEO.  “As a determined and focused professional with a global perspective in hospitality, she brings a level of energy and creativity that will take our marketing and business development efforts to a new level of excellence.”  He concluded, “Jessica’s enthusiasm, outgoing personality and relationships will greatly benefit TPG’s clients and staff.” 

Corcoran was most recently with Prism Hotels, Dallas, as Marketing and Operations Manager. Prior to that, she lived in London, handling corporate marketing responsibilities for Six Continents Hotels at their international headquarters.  Corcoran first joined Six Continents as an Associate Trainee and was promoted to Coordinator for the InterContinental brand marketing division.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.

Corcoran said, “I am delighted to join The Plasencia Group.  The company’s growth and reputation in the industry make this an exciting professional opportunity.  I look forward to promoting TPG’s image and business objectives in the hospitality community during the months ahead.”  

Founded in 1993, The Plasencia Group, Inc. (TPG) is the leading hospitality transaction and consulting services firm, representing public and private owners of hotels, resorts, and golf courses. With transactions encompassing more than 10,200 hotel rooms valued at over $1 billion in the past twelve months alone, in 2002-2003, TPG has provided personalized, valued-added investment opportunities and services to clients such as Host Marriott Corporation (NYSE: HMT), MeriStar Hotel Company (NYSE: MHX), Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  With regional offices in Tampa, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, and San Diego, The Plasencia Group offers a full range of value-added solutions, including transactions, property valuation analysis, financial and strategic planning, asset management and disposition, and proprietary industry research.  Visit The Plasencia Group at


Michael Frenkel
(212) 808-6556

Also See: Hospitality Loan Portfolio Risk Evaluation / The Plasencia Group, Inc. / Oct 2001
Hotel Crisis Strategies / The Plasencia Group, Inc. / Sept 2001

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