While looking for warehouse space to rent I actually took a long hard look at our office facilities as well. I had not planned things this way. We had been using the same office space for years and as our business had expanded we had searched for larger warehouse space to rent but had mostly managed to stay put as far as our office space. Finally though the company it seemed might have expanded enough to rationalize a hunt for new office space for rent.
We had never seriously considered buying office space or warehouse space. When I looked over our finances in general that seemed to remain a good idea. The business still appeared to expand by leaps and bounds on a month to month basis. Rushing into owning space might leave us married to a building that could not possibly contain our ever growing business. So after some consideration it became clear that in the search for warehouse space I should also be looking for nearby office space for rent as well. This would prove a difficult combination of things that might actually require an expert in real estate management and rental. So I went out to a person who I trusted and had them set up several meetings.
We began to look at office space for rent in some areas and warehouse space to rent in others but of course the most ideal places we looked included both in the same place. This could create some much needed synergy between our administrative office wings and our more labor oriented warehouse staff. To reach a point where these two segments of our business could work more in tandem appeared to be an opportunity to make the whole business run more efficiently.
Suddenly a search for warehouse space had become a much more complicated search, though in the end we knew it was now the right choice for us. Our business once it was all functioning under one roof would be come far less unwieldy. Our expansions thus far had been simply in creating a few large warehouse spaces and simply tacking on another disparate warehouse space each time there was a slight uptick in production or in orders. As a result our staff had become unwieldy and our administrative staff had taken to trying to manage four different spaces remotely. Luckily we were able to find some helpful resources for commercial real estate and within a few weeks we were settling into a new headquarters housing both our main warehouse division and our administrative staff members.
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