Moving an organization with 1000s of employees

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The Coldwell Banker Commercial® organization’s parent company Realogy Holdings Corp has moved its headquarters from Parsippany, NJ to nearby Madison, NJ.

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Moving an organization with 1000s of employees

  1. 1. MOVING AN ORGANIZATION WITH 1,000S OF EMPLOYEES John Boyer, Director of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Commercial® Affiliates The Coldwell Banker Commercial® organization’s parent company Realogy Holdings Corp has recently moved its headquarters from Parsippany, NJ to nearby Madison, NJ. Realogy has roughly 1,000 employees from several different brands including: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and NRT LLC. Although I wasn’t directly involved with the planning for this immense move; I was one of many that survived through it. There are a lot of things that were done right that I wanted to share with the commercial real estate industry in case you are bringing a large scale tenant to a new building. Communication – Realogy went above and beyond with the communication, keeping us informed from everything to construction schedule to move in dates; I always felt I knew what was going on. It was all stored in one spot on the company’s intranet site for easy access Videos – along with the communications came a series of light-hearted videos; I think this alleviated some of the stress of the move Packing of boxes and proper labeling – this was something simple, but it ensured all boxes arrived to the proper location. Every office, cubicle and conference room in the new building had a number associated with it…you just had to put your proper number on the box. Low and behold, all boxes were waiting for you on your move in day. Floor plan – what good are a bunch of numbered rooms, if you don’t know where the room is located. A floor plan of the new space is an essential item to help employees know where they are supposed to be; where your new seat was going to be Transportation Options – moving to a new area can be tough and stressful. Realogy had a meeting to discuss route plans, public transportation options and how to avoid some traffic Welcome Kits – after we got to the new building, there was a document that explained the amenities in the new location All in all, I felt it was a pretty smooth transition into our new building. I would have added a few items such as local restaurant reviews. You can find that information on the internet; but highlighting a few restaurants in the new area would have been a nice touch. Now, if I can only figure out the new conference room names… GENERALBUSINESS MOVING AN ORGANIZATION WITH 1,000’S OF EMPLOYEES © 2013 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC/dba Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates fully supports the principles of the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker Commercial and the Coldwell Banker Commercial Logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each agent and broker is responsible for complying with any consumer disclosure laws or regulations arising from participation in this program. More of this collection can be found at Blog.cbcworldwide.com

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