(Portland, OR) - The company has leased two full floors, totaling approximately 33,000 square feet, in the 2100 SW River Parkway building in Portland.
9 September 2013
OIA Global will relocate its world headquarters (WHQ) from Northeast Portland to the revitalized waterfront district in Portland. The company has leased two full floors, totaling approximately 33,000 square feet, in the 2100 SW River Parkway building.
“We have a staff of over 500 dedicated professionals in 25 offices in 11 countries worldwide. With recent new business wins and acquisition growth, we have increased our employee base by more than 40% over the last twenty-four months. We have been searching for a new location to accommodate our growth, and the South Waterfront is the best economic location based on our customers, employees, and future recruiting needs,” Charlie Hornecker, CEO of OIA Global, said.
Approximately 100 employees will be located in the new South Waterfront Global Headquarters, with the warehouse and distribution services remaining at the company’s facilities adjacent to the Portland International Airport and near Terminal 6 port facilities. Peter Andrews and Nick Ehlen with Melvin Mark Brokerage Company represented OIA Global, while Andrew Rosengarten and Jones Lang LaSalle represented the landlord. The building is owned by Clarion Partners and managed by Urban Renaissance Group. OIA will take occupancy of its new space in December 2013.
“We are excited to make the move to our new headquarters and begin the next chapter in OIA’s expansion. We have closed on multiple acquisitions and have significant organic growth opportunities that are driving the success of our company. Our new location will allow us to be more effective in supporting our current customers, developing new customers, and recruiting the best talent in our industry,” said Hornecker.
OIA’s corporate growth strategy is one of planned organic growth. It combines logistics and packaging expertise with increased sales and service awareness while also providing quantifiable value to each customer. In addition to organic growth initiatives, OIA is currently targeting acquisition opportunities in North America, Europe, and Asia that will support its customers’ needs and expand the OIA brand.