Agroganadera Pinilla, S.A., the owner of Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, announced today the appointment of Bree McClure Pattillo as the new President of the popular 4,500 acre resort community just outside of Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
The Board of Agroganadera Pinilla, S.A., has appointed Bree McClure Pattillo to succeed H.G. (“Pat”) Pattillo as the new president of the company. Ms. Pattillo brings nearly two decades of experience to the project, as well as a shared passion passed to her from her grandfather and a lifetime spent on the property and with the people that call Hacienda Pinilla home.
Last August, the owner of Hacienda Pinilla initiated a comprehensive review of succession planning options for the project in order to ensure a continuation of founder H.G. (“Pat”) Pattillo’s vision and to ensure that the work of the charitable foundations he founded in Guanacaste continued over the long term. Mr. Patillo is known around Guanacaste as a caring and generous man who has given much to the local community over the past 10+ years.
“I am excited about stepping into the role as steward of Hacienda Pinilla and its affiliated foundations,” said Ms. Pattillo. “While we were presented with a number of opportunities to sell all or portions of the property, we ultimately determined that retaining control and reinvesting in the property was the best course of action. We are also far along in negotiations
for sale of key development parcels within the project, and the selection of resort management and sales and marketing
companies. We anticipate making further announcements shortly. We have the flexibility and resources to take a course of action that reflects our long-term commitment to the project.
“My initial and primary focus will be on improving resort operations, marketing exposure and property sales within the project with new and increased investments in local and global marketing, sales team management and training as well as staffing,” Ms. Pattillo continued. “The goal of these efforts is singular…a full and uncompromising restoration of momentum to the property and realization of the comprehensive vision of Hacienda Pinilla.”
Hacienda Pinilla Has Long History of Charitable Work in the Guanacaste Province
Mr. Patillo’s charitable foundations include Guanacaste Ventures U.S., Inc., a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, health and housing in the Americas. In cooperation with its sister foundation in Costa Rica, Fundación Progreso Guanacaste, Mr. Patillo has helped to provide scholarships to local students from Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province for use in attending U.S. colleges and universities.
A portion of the profits as well as contributions from property owners and ownership of Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community are donated to the foundations to improve the lives and offer educational opportunities of the citizens of the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. The foundations have used these funds to build and renovate numerous schools and houses, and to fund educational and healthcare initiatives, as well as provide scholarships, every year since its inception. Hacienda Pinilla is a 4,500 acre master planned community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. For information about Hacienda Pinilla please visit – www.HaciendaPinilla.com or call us at 855-312-8682 for information about Hacienda Pinilla real estate and property opportunities.