Leading Provider of Worldwide Temporary Housing Signs Deal With Microsoft
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) – Oakwood Worldwide (www.oakwood.com) is pleased to announce a five-year, global contract with Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) to provide temporary housing services for Microsoft employees in North America outside of Puget Sound, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific).
“We are proud that our domestic, global and technological capabilities met the high standards of Microsoft,” notes T.J. Spencer, VP of Relocation and Managing Director, International for Oakwood. “I am excited to provide our innovative customer service technologies, expertise in global serviced accommodations, and our extensive reporting capabilities to this program.”
Microsoft partnered with Oakwood for the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics when the housing provider developed custom housing solutions for Microsoft employees traveling to the crowded, impacted market. The combination of Oakwood’s innovative solutions and product offerings afforded Microsoft strategic benefits during this volatile rental climate and helped Microsoft to realize significant savings in cost and resources.
“We bring value to global mobility programs beyond desirable locations and fully-furnished and serviced apartments,” notes Chris Ahearn, SVP Corporate Sales & Marketing. “Like our many other Fortune 500-member clients, Microsoft needs a flexible, one-stop-shop for furnished and serviced apartments for its relocating employees. Oakwood brings 24/7 customer service, consolidated billing and accounts payable, and a sales force with over 50 years of company stability behind them.”
Oakwood is well known as the leading provider of temporary furnished and serviced apartments worldwide. It is currently celebrating its 50th year providing housing solutions to travelers looking for reliable, flexible, and comfortable accommodations for short and long term stays.
About Oakwood Temporary Housing
Oakwood is the global leader and provider of furnished and serviced apartments. For one need or many, local or around the globe — Oakwood offers flexible, easy-to-use, custom solutions to meet any temporary housing need.
A wide range of inventory and supplier management options allows Oakwood to provide the optimal housing solution whenever and wherever needed. With more than 3,000 Oakwood associates worldwide, nearly 15,000 apartments, and more than 400 network partners, Oakwood can meet any need and delivers with reliability clients can trust.
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