Since joining HVS in 2012, Jessica has brought her real estate background, finance education, and passion for hospitality to her position as a Vice President at HVS Los Angeles. Specializing in upscale and luxury hotels in the Los Angeles area, she has appraised properties throughout California, Oregon, and Arizona. While earning her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing management from Oregon State University, Jessica worked as the breakfast bar attendant at a Holiday Inn Express. After college, she spent a number of years in marketing production and event management; the largest event she coordinated hosted over 10,000 attendees. In 2008, Jessica earned an MBA with a focus on real estate finance from Portland State University and transitioned to Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor in 2009. She later attended Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland where she earned her second master’s degree in hospitality administration. Jessica continues to expand her knowledge of the Southern California lodging market while pursuing her California state appraisal license, and she is actively involved in the EHL Alumni Association.