August 3, 2023 - Baltimore Business Journal At a luncheon hosted at The Rita Rossi Colwell Center in Baltimore, Interim Homes was honored to be recognized as one of Greater Baltimore’s Largest Women-Owned Businesses. Based on revenues and growth, Interim Homes was noted as #7 of the "Fastest Growing" and #10 of the "Largest Woman-Owned Businesses" in the region. Interim Homes services extend and support travelers globally, and its service demand has grown considerably since the Covid Era in the Dulles/Reston region where businesses have navigated the challenges of talent acquisition, relocation, remote work and collaborative workgroups, meetings and business travel. Founded in 2006 by President/Owner, Anne Cecere, Interim Homes is proud to serve individual, corporate, and government sectors with reliable, flexible, furnished housing accommodations. Since then, Anne has led the organization, and is directly involved in every functional aspect of its success. She attributes the phenomenal growth Interim Homes has experienced to her team’s commitment to its core values – Integrity, Loyalty, Consistency and Excellence. These beliefs have led the Interim Homes’ strategy for intelligent growth that ensures the satisfaction of corporate, government and private travelers in the greater Washington Metro region, nationwide, and now globally. Interim Homes supports business across all industry sectors by creating comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective temporary housing solutions that enable employees to focus on their respective task or mission, without the immediate distraction of home-finding. Interim Homes solutions have become a competitive differentiator for businesses in the “Battle for Talent”. Interim Homes ability to craft temporary housing programs to meet the diverse and unique needs of its clients has elevated its services in the discussion of Workforce Development; from recruiting, on-boarding, internship, rotational management programs to training and relocation, Interim Homes’ clients have been able to rely on its team to improve employee engagement, acquisition and retention strategy. As the company evolved, Interim Homes has reached a variety of noteworthy milestones. In 2010, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified Interim Homes, Inc. as a woman-owned and operated entity. In 2012, Interim Homes Inc. was awarded its GSA Contract (#GS-33F-0015Y) as a prime supplier of temporary furnished lodging to the federal government. Interim Homes supports multiple federal agencies and contractors and continues to expand its services to the government sector, at local, state, regional and national levels. Interim Homes has seen expansion of this aspect of its offerings, year over year, to exceed 400% since the program’s inception. During the Covid era, Interim Homes stepped up to support corporate clients who became abandoned by former national/global brand providers who had succumbed to the pressures of the evolving market and financial strategies, and who had closed their operations permanently - leaving travelers without accommodation, unprepared and exposed. Interim Homes’ commitment to Integrity, Loyalty, Consistency and Excellence was never so evident as to when the team secured and created safe, sanitary and reliable housing for those travelers. Interim Homes’ continued growth can be attributed to the relationships developed over time and the loyalty returned by clients year over year who have recognized Interim Homes as a key partner they can trust. Today, whether supporting a family displaced by disaster, a government contractor assigned to a mission-critical project far from home, a corporate professional dispatched to address a strategic project, a family supporting a patient in recovery, or simply a family enjoying a reunion or holiday together – Interim Homes is “Here for the Journey.” Interim Homes provides the most fundamental necessity of comfort and accommodation to ensure each experience is a positive, memorable, and successful one. Anne is confident in her team and what it has accomplished and can create for its clients. Her focus on intelligent growth has led to the incorporation of customized solutions, from studio apartments to executive-style manor homes, VIP packages to meet or elevate the client brand, and, just recently, has included the introduction of Destination Services, to support clients with the full breadth and management of employee relocation that will further support their goals for retention and productivity. When an Interim Homes team member says they are “Here for the Journey,” they are speaking of the ability to listen and comprehend the client’s requirements and create a temporary housing solution that will satisfy and delight the employee/traveler. What it also means is that the Interim Homes team is invested in its commitment to consistency and service excellence that makes a difference for the guest. This has been the vision of Anne and is embraced by each team member at Interim Homes. Anne is proud of Interim Homes’ continual LISTMAKER status and the ongoing escalation within the list each year. She continues to look forward to new opportunities to create service-value offerings that will differentiate the Interim Homes temporary housing experience. Anne and the entire Interim Homes team offer the invitation to let us host you!