LOS ANGELES – November 15, 2013 – Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, has won the 2013 European Global Expatriate Management and Mobility Award – the EMMA – for “Corporate Housing Provider of the Year” in recognition of its comprehensive and customized approach to meeting customers’ corporate housing needs. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) honored Oakwood Worldwide on November 8 at a gala in London.
The “Corporate Housing Provider of the Year” award is presented to the 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.
Oakwood Worldwide’s submission centered on the efforts of its Global Client Services team, which brings together sales and client services functions to deliver strategic global solutions for the company’s clients. The team employs a bevy of robust resources and tools that help them assess and meet client needs from initial consultation all the way through implementation to continuous improvement.
“This prestigious industry recognition demonstrates our commitment to developing and supporting collaborative, trusting relationships with our growing customer base around the world,” said Ric Villarreal, president of Oakwood Worldwide. “We are very pleased to, once again, be recognized by the Forum for Expatriate Management with such a distinguished honor.”
This is the third time in four years that Oakwood Worldwide has received this honor globally. The company was selected for this award from a stellar group of six other shortlisted nominees in the category. 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.