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Heading to California to Help Jamba Juice Relocation

May 10th, 2016 | by Michelle
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The promise of high-touch, highly personal service won the Jamba Juice relocation contract in Frisco, Texas, for real estate brokerage Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jamba Inc., which owns and franchises Jamba Juice smoothie and snack shops, announced May 4 that it would move its headquarters to Frisco from Emeryville, Calif. The company could bring more than 100 corporate employees as part of the relocation – and Dallas-based Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will handle the move.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty office in the Shops at Legacy Plano

A team of the brokerage’s relocation experts will travel to California on Tuesday to offer informational sessions and get-to-know-you family events for Jamba Juice employees.

John Maluso, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in DFW

“The idea of a controlled boutique experience for Jamba Juice employees on both ends – in Frisco with us, and in California with our colleagues at Bay Sotheby’s International Realty and Sotheby’s International Realty-San Francisco – made all the difference,” said John Maluso, Director of Sales for Briggs Freeman International Realty’s office in Plano. “Our affiliation with the Sotheby’s network has been a great asset in this situation.”

Jamba Juice will build its headquarters, dubbed the Jamba Whirl’d Center, in Hall Office Park in Frisco, about 1.5 miles from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s new office in The North. The brokerage recently moved all its relocation services to The North office, to make the team more available to a growing number of corporate relocation clients.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s is no stranger to the region’s corporate relocation boom. The brokerage partners with third-party management companies to relocate employees with Toyota, US Airways, JCPenney, Liberty Mutual, State Farm and AT&T, among others.

Robbie Briggs, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in DFW

“This part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is thriving, and growth is expected to continue well into the next decade,” said Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “Collin County is projected to exceed Dallas and Tarrant counties in population by 2020. It’s an important place for us to do business.”

Dona Timm, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in DFW

Dona Timm, a Senior Vice President at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with 25 years experience as a real estate agent in DFW, said Frisco, Plano and surrounding cities are drawing more corporate relocations not only because of the friendly business environment and available land, but also because of great public schools and welcoming neighborhoods.

“I’ve seen families flourish in these neighborhoods, where kids ride their bikes down the street and have plenty of friends to play with,” she said. “It’s like a big, big city but you still have your own slice of heaven out here.”

Timm, along with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Relocation Director Sandi Snyder, will join Maluso in California this week.

The brokerage’s offerings include house-hunting trips, temporary housing, home sale assistance, home purchase assistance, closing coordination, household goods management and expense management.

“We fill a niche by offering full-service, boutique-style relocation management to smaller companies,” Snyder said. “We assist with A-Z relocation management, if even our client needs to move one employee.”

For Jamba Juice employees, the brokerage even is offering its offices at the Shops at Legacy to spouses to use as a home base in their own job search.

Learn more about living in Frisco and neighborhoods to The North. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

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