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February 7, 2020

Moving Offices? 5 Big Tips To Choosing The Perfect New Office

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Moving Offices? 5 Big Tips To Choosing The Perfect New Office

It can cost nearly $15,000 a month in New York per employee to rent an office. While this is the most expensive average, it shows you how a new office can affect your budget. 

If you are upgrading your company’s work area, the budget is just one of the factors to consider. 

Read on to discover 5 key elements for choosing your next office space.

1. Consider the Commute

When choosing a new office, you don’t want to move too far from your old one. Your employees will thank you when they don’t have to increase their commute. 

Look within a few miles from your current location. This will also help lower the cost of moving office equipment. 

2. Room for New Furniture

If you are wondering how to pick a new office to expand your business then you probably need a bigger space. With more square footage comes more furniture.

Use this move as an opportunity to liquidate your old furniture and upgrade with new pieces that utilize the extra area.

3. Building and Neighborhood Amenities

It isn’t all about business when it comes to moving offices. You also want to make sure your employees enjoy their time at work. How do you do this?

Choose a location that is nearby their favorite restaurants so going out to lunch is convenient and pleasant. The building should also be comfortable and include some fun activities. Some locations might include an on-site gym and/or cafe. 

When your employees are happy your business’s productivity improves. So, investing in these small gestures pays off.

4. Layout Options

Office moving gives you a chance to switch up your work area layout. Your old office may have come with traditional cubicles built-in. The new space is a blank canvas to design it as you see fit.

The newest layout concept is a co-working space. Your employees congregate together in one space, eliminating private offices. 

If you use this floorplan then you also need to supply your employees with retreat options for rest and privacy. Include a lounging and gaming area. Some companies have individual pods for napping or relaxing away from their work.

5. Lease Length

You should know that offices are only temporary. So look at the lease agreement length to know your commitment. 

As time goes by, your company will continue to grow and your needs may change.   

On the other hand, you don’t want a really short lease since the landlord will charge more for shorter periods. Find a middle ground that fits your budget and future plans. 

Also, look at the consequences of breaking the lease. If you really had to leave early how much would it cost you, how much notice do you need, and would it be worth it?

Moving to a New Office

Once you find your new office it is time to prepare for the move. This can take some planning so that you do not disrupt your business or lose data in the process. 

Contact us to get an estimate and expert advice on making your move run smoothly. 

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Customer Reviews

Kay K. December 2021

Barbara Bush Foundation
"I wanted to thank you for sending a great group of men to move us – they were wonderful!"

George B. December 2021

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
"I wanted to compliment the crew that you sent to handle our move. The project manager, supervisor and the entire crew did a great job. They were all a pleasure to work with. The team leads kept us informed during the entire process. Every single member of the crew was very respectful, courteous and polite throughout the move. The group worked extremely well with each other and us to address the few curveballs that the space threw at us as far as getting things to fit in some tight areas. Requests to move certain items after they had already been set in place were happily accommodated without any reluctance. The entire crew should be commended."

Mary H. December 2021

American College Health Association
"I can’t say enough about how wonderful the team from OMX was to work with. Every single person involved in the move was helpful, professional, kind, and patient – even when I didn’t have answers to questions that I should have. There were many times throughout our three days together that frustration could have taken over, but the OMX team was always calm and willing to troubleshoot a solution to an unexpected challenge. This is our second move with OMX and I wouldn’t want to do another move without them. A big thank you to your wonderful crew – they’re the best!"

Michael B. November 2021

Law Offices of Brown & Brown
"Everything went great. My coworkers and I were very impressed with the speed, efficiency, and care that was shown by the OMX moving crew."

Midhat P. September 2021

District Capital Partners
"Our move yesterday was great! I don’t think many people can say that about a move but the guys were efficient, communicative, polite, and all around awesome. I really appreciate you making this a smooth process."

Jonathan A. September 2021

Orrick
"Thank you very much for the great service your team provided. We were changing plans and re-thinking things and your team helped us find solutions. Looking forward to working with you again!"

Tom K. September 2021

Visit Alexandria
"I wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did yesterday. Just really warm, helpful and efficient. The move went smoothly on both ends and they even added an extra stop for us when requested, and helped our CEO rearrange her office to accommodate a piece of furniture that initially seemed not to fit. Just a great experience all around. I will definitely recommend OMX to others. Well done and thanks!"

George H. September 2021

Mission Square Retirement
"I want to send a special thank you to the entire OMX team. I truly value all of your hard work and excellent customer service! You guys are always willing to go above and beyond. I look forward to having your team back onsite very soon."

Jennifer A. September 2021

Hogan Lovells
"I’ve managed countless moves for Hogan Lovells and this was one of the smoothest moves, if not the smoothest move I have ever been involved with. Trust was the most important factor for choosing OMX. There were a lot of moving parts to our move (things to dispose of, other things to be donated) and OMX handled all of this accurately and easily."

David M. August 2021

US Dept. of Homeland Security
"I have to say your OMX team was unbelievable. They were professional, responsive, hard-working, and above all, they were the best. All of my personnel were grateful for your team’s work. I would highly recommend your company to any agency that has to move. Thank you again."
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