DALLAS—NewcrestImage has added Taylor Jacobs to the newly created position of director of acquisitions and development. His responsibilities will include a focus on expediting the company’s expansion into Western states.
“After historically operating very successfully in the Southeast and Midwest, we now want to pursue opportunities to create distinctive, niche properties in Western markets, especially along the West Coast,” said Mehul Patel, chairman and CEO of NewcrestImage.
Jacobs has held positions with RLJ Lodging Trust, where he supported the acquisitions and portfolio analysis team, and with Accenture, a management consulting firm where his specialty was digital products. He also worked at hotel properties in Mexico and Spain.
NewcrestImage has a portfolio of 23 hotels, with another seven properties under construction or in development including sites in Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Houston. The company has three divisions: real estate development, construction, and hotel management.