Relocating an office requires some different planning methods compared to those involved in moving a home. Knowing them can be the difference between a successful move and a disaster.
Once a company has decided that an office move is the best decision for them, they should consider working with a real estate broker to find a location that best fits their needs, according to Karen Warner, author of Move Your Office. Their helpful real estate insight can ensure that the right space is found, alleviating the need to move again soon after because of dissatisfaction with the new arrangement.
It may take as long as six months to a year to find the perfect new space, Warner said. This includes finding a location, negotiating the lease, and the actual physical moving process.
Warner suggests that for an office move the company, "nominate a moving committee. Form a team of employees at the outset to coordinate the office relocation
process and help keep track of all the details."
There are a variety of options the moving committee can choose from, including more affordable choices such as truck rentals
and moving pods