05 February 2013

Oakwood Worldwide Opens Office in Toronto, Canada

- Oakwood Worldwide® is based in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles – 04 February 2013 - Oakwood Worldwide has expanded its Canadian operations with the opening of a Toronto-based office. It has hired 20-year corporate housing veteran, Elle Crane, to support the company's corporate housing partners and continue to strengthen Oakwood Worldwide's footprint in Canada. 

Oakwood has maintained a presence in Canada for the past 10 years, providing furnished, temporary housing across the country. The opening of the Canada office represents the company's commitment to a significant increase in demand for housing across Canada. Many cities throughout the Alberta province are attracting businesses who want to explore the region's untapped natural resources. Companies involved in the industries of oil, gas, energy, mining and potash have begun sending employees and contractors to the area in greater numbers over the past two years. 

"Canada is experiencing a surge that is showing no signs of slowing down," said Maria Schmitt, general manager for the Americas region at Oakwood Worldwide. "Having our office in Toronto and a well-connected, experienced supply chain manager like Elle on board is giving us an incredible advantage for meeting the unique demands of our clients in the region." 

The company's response to mounting business in Canada is one of several key indicators that support Oakwood Worldwide's continued focus on global growth. In 2012, the company acquired the ExecuStay corporate housing brand from Marriott International, expanding its presence in the United States. Further, Oakwood Worldwide recently announced a global realignment that allows for a strategic on-the-ground presence to service clients in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, along with those in the Asia Pacific regions. 

Oakwood Worldwide®, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is the leading provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions through its two well-known brands, Oakwood® and ExecuStay®. 

Source: Oakwood Worldwide