Veltrica Jean-Baptiste
Veltrica Jean-Baptiste

Veltrica Jean-Baptiste

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson • DRE: 10401253252

Trica is passionate about luxury hospitality and real estate; and brings her love of both to hotel brands, investors, and developers. A twenty-five-year veteran of the hospitality industry with a storied career working for renowned hotel brands, Trica’s philosophy is deeply rooted in the core philosophy of hospitality – service excellence and exceeding expectations.

She transitioned into real estate after her hospitality tenures, creating a commercial real estate consultancy specializing in luxury hospitality/residential assets and developments. Her extensive network of investors, developers, and hospitality brands and management companies resulted in hotel and residential projects across the United States.

Trica is the founder of Morgensheer Hospitality, Inc., a New York-based Consortium of seasoned Hospitality, Real Estate, Valuation, Turnaround / Operations / Management, Advisors, representing the development and capital markets operating as one entity. She established the company in 2013 after a quarter century in the hospitality industry. Morgensheer’s team members’ experience includes tenures and consultancies at some of the world’s leading hotel brands and resorts, international destinations and hospitality management firms and financial institutions such as: Benchmark Hospitality, Brussels Tourism, Dolce International, Doral Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Tourism Authority, Gansevoort Hotel Group, Goldman Sachs, Jumeirah Hotels, Kempinski, Le Meridien, Le Parker Meridien, Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Scotland Business Tourism, Starwood Hotels and W Hotels.

Prior to launching a second career in real estate; specializing in hospitality acquisition and development, Trica held in-house communications positions at leading hotel brands such as Doral Hotels & Resorts, Le Parker Meridien, and Cendant Corporation (now Wyndham Hotels). She founded the award-winning Trica Jean-Baptiste Communications, Inc., a New York-based boutique public relations agency specializing in travel and tourism. During the agency’s 15-year tenure, it represented some of the most revered travel, tourism, and hospitality brands in the world including: Rosewood’s Caneel Bay, Little Dix Bay, and Martineau Bay Resorts, Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts (Berlin, Brussels, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Rome, St. Petersburg, Russia); The Scottish Business Tourism Unit, Brussels tourism, the government of Dubai Tourism Authority.

Trica is known for her attention to detail and analytic approach to understanding current market conditions as well as identifying emerging markets and forecasts. Her strategy is to provide her clients with accurate information to help them achieve their investment goals. Her expertise is uncovering and delivering off-market hospitality assets and ground-up development projects, to expand hospitality brand portfolios. Trica’s ability to strategically identify and match hospitality companies with target markets is legendary. Trica’s goal is always on portfolio expansion and increasing profitability for stakeholders.


  •  Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Top Tier Markets – Acquisition/Sales
  •  Boutique Luxury Private Residence Clubs
  • Ground-up Development – Hospitality/Luxury Residences
  • Hospitality Management/Operations (Contracts) – Brand Portfolio Expansion

Trica is the author of OPERATION RESET: A GUIDE TO REINVENT YOUR CAREER IN ANY ECONOMY (; contributor to and board member of BCREN (Black Commercial Real Estate Network). She is proud to join Philadelphia’s elite team of Real Estate professionals at KW Philadelphia.

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