How the right team of professionals can make your relocation totally seamless.
When considering an office relocation, there in an enormous benefit to working with people you trust to get the job done. It helps manage the process more effectively if you have a team of pros to do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on running a successful business. Find individuals who are well versed in industry best practices, who will help save you from making critical mistakes.
The Real Estate Power Team
Tenant Rep Office Broker: This person or team will help you navigate the real estate waters, managing everything from site selection to lease negotiations. They will streamline the search process by screening locations based on your budget and preferences. Once they have narrowed down a list, your broker will coordinate a tour of potential buildings and then negotiate the proposals to determine the lease terms. Tenant Rep brokers are compensated by the landlord, so it’s an expense that doesn’t come straight out of your pocket – and since they will be familiar with recent real estate comps and standard lease concessions, your deal terms will be much more advantageous with their assistance.
Architect/Designer: A commercial interior designer, architect or furniture vendor will help make the design process seamless. They will design a floor plan that considers current employees, future employees, private offices, conference rooms and more. Working with someone for the space planning process will ensure that you plan for the future of your business.
Furniture Vendor: When relocating offices or starting a business, new furniture can absolutely impact the look and feel of the space, not to mention employee comfort. Working in conjunction with your designer, a furniture vendor will find the right solutions for budget and make sure that the materials you need are delivered on time – and on budget. A bonus? When the furniture vendor can combine new, used and refurbished furniture to meet your price point.
Relocation Company: When it’s time to pull the trigger on an office relocation, businesses should utilize the help of professionals who know how to navigate the ins and outs of furniture deconstruction and reconstruction to make sure that the whole move is successful.
Real Estate Attorney: The lease negotiation process requires the time and attention of a legal professional who can guarantee that all terms are appropriately addressed and considered. There are a lot of terms within a lease that could either make your stay in a building more or less enjoyable. Don't risk it by trying to handle the process in house.
Engineer/General Contractor: In the event that the new space needs to be reconfigured with new walls, plumbing electricity and more, bringing in a professional who will fairly assess the project is critical.
Every relocation has its own unique set of challenges. While you might not need a contractor, you could benefit from an architect. It all depends, so make sure to do your research. And if you need assistance, Rightsize is here to help.
Rightsize Facility Performance, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a nationwide office interiors and facilities services firm serving corporate clients in transition. Founded in 2004, Rightsize employs an industry leading “Design/Furnish” approach to ensure seamless workplace transitions and is a single source for interior design, furniture procurement, delivery and installation, asset disposition, facility decommissioning and ancillary project services. Through its Office Furniture Center brand, which includes OfficeFurnitureCenter.com and a 200,000-square-foot showroom, Rightsize also provides a single source for quality workstations, desks, seating, filing, conference and reception furniture.