FORT WALTON BEACH, January 23, 2013 — ResortQuest’s parent company will lay off 18 local employees starting next month in an effort to “streamline” operations.
Employees in ResortQuest’s finance and marketing departments were notified last week that their positions were being eliminated. Steve Alessandrini, director of public relations for Wyndham Worldwide Exchange & Rentals, said some of the positions will be relocated to the company’s corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
“This difficult but necessary decision was made in an effort to create a more streamlined and efficient operation to better serve our homeowners and guests,” Alessandrini wrote in an email to the Daily News.
Wyndham Worldwide announced its purchase of ResortQuest, the largest vacation rental agency in Northwest Florida, in September 2010. At the time, ResortQuest had a portfolio of roughly 6,000 vacation rentals. Read more>>