Stroudsburg – Thomas R. Wilkins, Jr. has been appointed as Director for the marketing, leasing and handling of the day to day operations for the rental of corporate meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and short-term suite rentals at the BHG Business Campus. Wilkins, a recent graduate of ESU with a BS in Business Management/Marketing, has joined the Wilkins organization full-time. Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “This is the day that Tommy and I have been waiting a long time for. He’s now in the family business full-time, along with Christine and I. Appreciate Tommy has worked around the business since he was 9 years old.”
As Wilkins Jr. moves forward, this position allows him to gain a working knowledge of all our departments. He’ll be involved with marketing, the set-up before and break-down after meetings and training sessions, maintenance of these rooms and conference areas, bringing in tenants for the Corporate department, accounting, which involves billing back the tenants for services rendered and assisting with inventory control, a project that spans company wide.
Wilkins, Jr., already familiar with the set up and break down of the meeting rooms will now be responsible for the marketing of those spaces and the tasks associated with renting meeting rooms and such. The BHG Business Campus has meeting room facilities for up to 90 persons, a training space which seats 8 - 20 persons, 4 well-appointed conference rooms available for half or full day rentals and furnished office suites available by the day, week or month.
Said, Wilkins, Jr., “I’m very excited about being the “hands-on guy” for running this part of our business. Renting Meeting rooms started out very strong and as time goes by our recommend and repeat business will carry us to the next level.”
Occupancy rate of the meeting and training rooms is currently around 10% to 12% and it is expected, within the next 24 months, to go as high as 40% to 45%. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates use the Meeting room for their bi-monthly Sale Meetings, Career Nights and training classes.
Said, Wilkins, “The sky is the limit as to who we can rent to and by marketing to fraternal organizations, out of town attorneys needing conference room space for depositions and a diversity of functions such as children’s birthdays parties or “special events”, shows the array of customers and clients we want to do business with.”
Said Wilkins, CEO, “We moved into the BHG Business Campus in August of 2015 from Park Avenue in Stroudsburg. We budgeted for an increase in business just because of the exposure and we already hit our goal and anticipate all phases of our business to increase accordingly. Probably our biggest increase has been within NEPA Management Associates which handles Property Owner Associations, condo complexes, townhome communities and long-term rentals.”
If you have an interest in hosting a meeting for a specific date or on a repeating timetable, please call Thomas R. Wilkins, Jr. at (570) 421-8950, Ext. 393 for a free quote and tour of our facilities. To view our price list click here.