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As anyone who has planned an office move or new office buildout can attest, it’s a complicated endeavor that’s not undertaken in a single day.  There are lots of moving parts to consider with a number of significant milestones along the way.  But you have no need to fear, because we’re here to help as best we can.

In that spirit, we’ve prepared a series of checklists of important things to consider at the various milestones of an office move.  A friendly reminder of what you should be thinking about during your move plan and when you should be thinking about them.

The next checklist in this series deals with the longterm planning for your move.  The time after you’ve established that you do indeed plan to move and when you start getting the last of your ducks in order.  This window is usually about 6 to 18 months out from your projected move date.  Here’s the things you should be considering.

  • Begin looking for a commercial real estate broker or tenant representative.
  • Review the exit and termination clauses of your current lease.
  • Begin looking for a project management team to assist with the design and move process.
  • Develop initial layout and design concepts for your new space.
  • Define special licenses or permits that may be needed for your new space.
  • Get cost and project timeline estimates.
  • Agree upon and sign off on cost and project timeline estimates.
  • Begin statutory, permitting, and licensing approval process.