Moving is one of the biggest decisions your business will ever make. From beginning to end, the process of moving your business can take a year or more, depending on the size, type of space needed, and prior planning. A simple office move with few requirements can be addressed in four to eight weeks, but that assumes the space is in complete move-in condition. Requirements for larger offices, medical, lab, and others can take much longer.

And putting together a move is more than just looking at a few sites in a short period of time. From the perspective of a broker or facility advisor, it’s about building relationships with companies early on, developing a trust of market knowledge, asking the right questions, and forward planning for the problems that are likely to arise. It’s about getting to know their needs now and what their needs will be in the future.

And that takes time. But it’s worth it. At Commercial Property Network, building relationships is how we assure our current and future clients of a planned, well thought out move, that provides for enough time to address all the lead-time options and considerations. Our shared goals of moving your business to its new location might be short-term, but our vision looks far into the future.

That’s why we take the time to get to know your business. We strive to educate businesses on the process of moving, from that first moment of recognizing that your company’s success will one day require more space to the moment the space has received all inspections and approvals, allowing for your smooth transition to the new environment.

How long does it take to shore up a new location? Often, nine months to a year. Say, for example, you want to renovate a new space. Construction could take three months. Getting approvals and permits from the township? That’s another two months. Designs and schematics? That’s at least a month right there. And on top of all that, there are lease negotiations, which start once we have gone through the short list of viable options that can work for your firm. Given schedules, focus, holidays, and more, it can often take several months to get from a general goal of the tenant objectives, to a market report, site inspections and a short list of options to consider for serious consideration

Now do you see why getting to know you early is so important? It’s not about sealing a deal, it’s about getting you through the process as quickly as needed but efficiently without your having to worry about what it means to move (because let’s face it, no one enjoys moving). We want you to know we’ve got your back.

The members of Commercial Property Network have been negotiating transactions and advising prospective tenants for over 31 years. We have been collectively involved in more than $300 million in closed transactions, from 1000/SF to nearly 200,000/SF. Regardless of size, each client gets the right amount of focus and attention to stay ahead of the curve and to secure a well thought out agreement that works.

Give us a call and let’s get to know each other. Because you might not be ready to move today, but one day you will be.

Commercial Property Network, 29 Emmons Drive, Suite A-10, Princeton. 609-921-8844. www.cpnrealestate.com

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