Right Sizing Your Firm’s Office

Right Sizing Your Firm’s Office

When I managed the real estate for Kelly Services across North America, it was always laughable how often people told us they needed more space than they actually required. I had one guy who had been with his company for 30 years. He had gone ahead and had his office rebuilt to a size larger than the president’s office. He had extra insulation installed because he perceived his position to be so mission-critical that no one should ever be able to listen in on his conversations. Was this person in the C suite? No. In fact, he wasn’t even director level!

It is critical for companies to set up policies on what positions should have private offices, and which should be in cubes. Otherwise, your firm’s rent could be way out of whack, and can cause relocation in the future, which is an added expense to the company.

If your firm is thinking about moving, and you don’t have these policies in place, we would be happy to share with you a sample of what one looks like. Please email us at [email protected], and we’ll send one right over.

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About the Author

Lynn Drake’s status is well known in the industry: She’s the commercial realtor focused on maintaining “true north” for her corporate clients. It’s a reputation built on 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Lynn became a commercial realtor in 2001 after 15 years in corporate real estate. Thus far in her career, Lynn has successfully completed over 1,500 real estate transactions ranging from small business tenant leases to the sale and purchase of industrial complexes.