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8 Reliable Office Relocation Tips for 2012

Moving Office Tips for 2012

A decreasing supply of office space, sluggish US office market, coupled with what seems like a relentless recession; the US office sector is still a solid 12 months away from registering consistent upward movement in rents across the country. On the positive side, it means that for companies looking to move office, 2012 is already shaping up to be another "tenant's market".

These 10 Moving Office Tips will help you to plan a successful and profitable office move and ensure you make the most of all the current office market has to offer:

Tip 1: Price it right
How much office rent can you afford, no really afford? Don't over stretch yourself during these hard times and ensure you factor in any rental increases into your budget for the duration of the lease.

Tip 2: Get Organized!
Prep, plan, prioritize and don't leave anything till the last minute. Use the full suite of Checklists to get your office move in ship shop shape.

Tip 3: Don't fall prey
Don't succumb to common moving office mistakes made so commonly by companies that move office. Learn from their mistakes here.

Tip 4: Be Flexible
Be flexible about your new office space, and don't dismiss properties that don't fully meet your office space requirements. There's a limited amount of stock out there, so you may need to sacrifice one thing to gain another.

Tip 5: Office Leasing 101
The devil's in the detail, i.e. your office lease. Decide what inclusions you want, lease breaks, rent reviews and negotiate as hard as possible so you end up with the best office lease deal possible.

Tip 6: Carry out Due Diligence
Do as much homework as possible on the potential office space you are touring (use the Office Space Checklist to help you). Carry out due diligence on the location, neighbors, facilities and transport links to ascertain whether it's the best viable option.

Tip 7: Don't move with a Tenant Rep!
Take advice from a local Tenant Rep Broker. They know the local market inside out and can negotiate you a good deal on your office lease. Find one in your City here.

Tip 8: Don't rush the Design
Ensure you factor in enough time within your Relocation Schedule for the office design and build out. This can be a costly and important project and you want to get it right - so don't rush it.

Planning an office move in 2012? Get more Moving Office Tips with the Office Move Checklist.


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