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Moving to the 'The Heart of the Industry': Q&A with Wyndham Destinations' CEO Michael Brown

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a company has been run as a conglomerate for decades, breaking up can be hard to do. If management fails to dedicate the appropriate pre-spinoff resources or to develop the right story for the Street, a divestiture can make markets nervous and damage both brands. So when the board of Wyndham Worldwide decided in 2017 to split into two separately publicly traded companies, they were fortunate to find an ace like Michael Brown to lead its timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Brown was battle-tested, having just helped Hilton complete the successful spinoff of its own vacation ownership company.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Professional and Business Services

6 Reasons Orlando is a Top Destination for Restaurant Headquarters

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 18, 2019 12:13:11 PM

Featuring a world-class restaurant scene, millions of annual visitors and a history rooted in both technology and customer service, Orlando is a “best kept secret” to global restaurant headquarters like Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris and Sonny’s Barbecue.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality, Dining

Room to Build: 3 Global Companies Build Dream Homes in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 16, 2018 10:09:49 AM

The next time you fly into Orlando, be sure to take a good look out of your airplane window. One thing will be obvious – the vast acreage of green lush land dotted by bright blue bodies of water. From this vantage point, you’re seeing what attracted Walt Disney to Orlando more than 60 years ago when he first flew over the area and decided to make Central Florida the home of the most successful theme parks in the world – plentiful land at the transportation crossroads of Florida. There’s ample room to grow in Central Florida – to be sure – and there’s the year-round ability to transform the landscape into just about anything your company needs. 

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Corporate Training, Real Estate and Sites

Why Top Consulting Firms are Choosing this Location

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 26, 2018 10:56:35 AM

Orlando, Florida, is a preferred destination for business consulting firms. Over the last four years, the Orlando region has landed impressive investment projects from high-profile companies such as KPMG ($430 million), ADP ($28 million), and Deloitte ($24 million), representing a total of more than 3,500 new jobs.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Professional and Business Services, Major Employers

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