LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2011 – Oakwood, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, recently won the Global Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year for the second year in a row. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) selected Oakwood for its Business Continuity and Emergency Housing Plan, which successfully helped several Fortune 500 and large international clients handle emergency housing needs during recent crises and natural disasters.
The EMMA for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year recognizes an organization that demonstrates excellence in global mobility, positively impacts client business priorities, and uses innovation and progressive methods to develop strong relationships with clients and partners.
"We are honored to again be recognized by the Forum for Expatriate Management," says Ric Villarreal, President of Oakwood. "In the past year, we helped hundreds of individuals and families move into safe and secure housing during some very challenging crises, like floods and fires. We value the trust of our clients and guests, and work hard to build that trust by being educated and prepared when they need our expertise and support the most."
Oakwood was chosen from a select group of five shortlisted nominees for this award. All EMMA winners were chosen by a judging panel of some of the most respected global mobility professionals from different industries and regions around the world. In total, more than 200 entries were submitted in 21 categories.
"Our local teams create customized solutions to help ensure our clients' comfort and safety during these complex moves," says Jill Chapman, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Oakwood. "In addition, we credit our partnerships worldwide with our ability to provide housing accommodations to large groups in a concentrated area quickly and efficiently."
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 requirement.
A wide range of inventory and supplier management options allows Oakwood to produce the optimal housing solution whenever and wherever necessary. With more than 2,500 Oakwood associates worldwide, over 25,000 apartments and more than 400 network partners, Oakwood delivers the service and reliability clients can trust. Oakwood's staff of trained professionals throughout the world, innovative technologies, and unparalleled customer service have made them the premier choice in temporary housing solutions for 50 years. For more information, please visit www.oakwood.com.