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Plasencia Group Appoints Stephen Kindl

Lou Plasencia, President
and CEO of The Plasencia Group, the leading hospitality transaction and
consulting services firm representing public and private owners of hotels,
resorts, and golf courses, today announced the addition of Stephen Kindl
as the firm’s Regional Vice President for the Northeast.
Based in Hartford, Connecticut, Kindl will be responsible for leading
TPG’s efforts in hotel transactions throughout the Northeast region and
will serve existing TPG clients, foster relationships with leading hotel
companies and owners in the Northeast, and develop new business for the

Plasencia said: “I am delighted to announce Steve’s addition, after a long
and intensive search to find the ideal professional to join our growing
organization and lead our efforts in the Northeast.” He concluded,
“Steve’s 24 years in real estate investments covering a variety of clients
and transactions make him a perfect fit. We welcome him to our team.”

Kindl’s most recent experience was at Cigna, where as a portfolio manager
he handled its $1.4 billion open-end commingled fund and its 140 state,
municipal and corporate pension funds. He also served as regional head of
acquisitions overseeing a large portfolio of various product types in
markets throughout the country. His track record of client management
success and capital market transaction volume of over $3.5 billion
resulted from experience gained at such institutions as Aetna, John
Hancock Insurance, Lend Lease and Cigna.

Kindl said, “I am delighted to join The Plasencia Group. The company’s
growth, reputation and integrity in the industry make this an exciting
professional opportunity. I am happy to join this seasoned team and look
forward to helping advance The Plasencia Group’s business objectives in
the years ahead.”