In Orange County, Florida, tons of large-scale construction starts, and Big tech relocations are making headlines weekly. However, extended stay options and housing types, especially for traveling workers and client visits near Metro Orlando, were few and far between until now. Workbnb is now alpha testing "Text-to-Book" for its target niche clients.
Photo Credit: Workbnb. Project site of Georgia-based Batson-Cook Construction building AdvantHealth's newest state-of-the-art health-care center, which will serve as Florida, United States, headquarters for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.
Last Friday, Workbnb, Inc hosted an open house event to launch Workbnb Lab Orlando and toured several workforce rental homes for extended mid-term stays operated by small hospitality businesses. Attendees included Orlando Economic Partnership officials, Orlando business owners, and adopters of the Workbnb platform.
Guests were treated to a sponsored Happy hour mixer with food and wine in the Health Village region.
Local zoning laws and regulations limit where Corporate dwelling units are permitted to operate. However, Orlando Metro has many opportunities for Workbnb to scale-up inventory. Workbnb also recently joined the Orlando Economic Partnership to support Orlando's tech district growth.
Our data shows workforce housing needs in Orlando are deepening. Tech relocations and 30-plus large-scale construction projects are in progress or breaking ground. Plus, remote workers are flocking to the Creative Village and Health Village.
Target clientele for workforce rental homes include AdventHealth, Orlando Health, Turner Construction, Batson-Cook Construction, Lane Construction, Gilbane Building Company, Grant Thorton, MircoVast, C2 Technologies, Cirrus Aircraft, GenH2, Stax Payments, Luminar Technologies, etc.
Workbnb, Inc's President Daj'Anique Staples personally styled two of the workforce rental homes. "Being able to work with operators like Soar First innovations and Sunshine Blueskies put a deeper perspective on how vital maintaining quality standards are. Coming together to complete and showcase this necessary, purposeful project was an impactful opportunity and experience," says Staples. "We're all in this together, and we're on a mission to produce consistent, stylish, quality workforce rentals to our most essential workers."
Photo Credit: Workbnb, Inc. Downtown Orlando skyline views from the rooftop pool.
Workbnb, neither rents, owns, nor operates workforce rental homes; however, the new online travel agency (OTA) is eager to showcase "Text to Book" capabilities and help Orlando Employers with employee retention efforts.
Below are more photos of a workforce rental home now available in Orlando styled by Daj'Anique Staples. Operated by Soar First Innovations.
Thought leader Brendan P. Keegan, Chief Executive Officer at Merchants Fleet, recently published an article in Fast Company magazine titled "Dear leaders: It's time to wake up to the Great Retention."
Keegan writes, "You have power over the narrative and can change the conversation from resignation to retention. Sharpen your attitude and play more offense because the clarity of provision and purpose always keeps good soldiers at your side."
Workbnb believes the "Era of Anything Goes," with employees staying in hotels and motels for months, is ending. Also, Corporate housing, an archaic business model limited to apartments ONLY and cheap rental furniture, is poised for the severe competition from the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated Workbnb App. Workbnb WILL NOT BE LIMITED to one housing type and cheap rental furniture.
By year's end, the Workbnb platform will be providing forward-thinking Orlando Employers access to over a hundred professionally furnished single-family residences, townhomes, duplexes, and condominiums.
Workbnb is alpha testing "Text-to-Book" in Orlando, so booking will also be fun, fast, and more accessible! Now office administrators, project coordinators, and travel managers no longer need to call to speak with 3 or 4 account reps nor search 20 different websites.
Workbnb came to Orlando to help demonstrate workforce rental homes as a new asset class for local rentalpreneurs eager to move away from Airbnb's toxicity and provide accessible inventory for Corporate clients wanting more. Especially for businesses that fly their clients into Orlando for consultations and essential projects.
Photo Credit: Workbnb, Inc. Roof-top pool for remote workers to enjoy.
Many luxury apartment communities in Metro Orlando now require language in residential and Corporate leases that listing apartments on vacation rental websites (Airbnb and VRBO) will NOT BE PERMITTED. Workbnb is currently marketing "workforce rental homes" to large property management firms such as Wood Partners, Greystar, Lincoln Property Company, JLL, and many other companies seeking to control the quality of their communities in Orlando. And with zoning difficult to interpret, Workbnb is poised to disrupt Corporate housing in a good way.
The term Workbnb coined "workforce rental homes" will strategically be marketed and advertised throughout Greater Orlando as temporary, mid-term extended stay solutions for essential workers and relocators such as traveling doctors and nurses, lab technicians, contractors, engineers, and journeymen linemen, remote workers, etc. Special features include dedicated workstations, workshops, tool storage, etc.
L.R. Weeden, Superintendent for Layton Construction, says, "This looks like a very scalable product that can disrupt the market in a positive way." Weeden, a Construction executive with over 20 years of experience, recently participated in client interview sessions to ensure Workbnb achieves product-market fit.
Photo Credit: Kesha and Tyson Cort of Sunshine & Blueskies, a one-bedroom, one-bath workforce rental home near Downtown Orlando.
Layton Construction, founded in 1953, is a top-ranked national commercial construction firm and the 6th largest Healthcare contractor in the US. "I had to travel every project and it was a mess. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops, "Weed continues.
As the saying goes in Florida, "Innovation lives here," now it's time for innovators to adopt Workbnb.
Photo Credit: Workbnb, Inc. Sweets for the open house were provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes.