Office Moving Budget

By Kevin Crofoot, VP of Corporate Sales

Properly budgeting for the office relocation is an essential part of a successful move. So many factors affect the overall cost it is hard to provide an accurate budget based on square footage. The best recommendation is to have KC Salley Relocation perform a site survey to take inventory of your current furniture and provide an overall cost to move. Even if you are considering a new furniture purchase or are not quite sure what is moving, a good initial budget for moving what you have is the best place to start.

Moving is also a catalyst for major purchases including new phone systems, furniture and IT infrastructure that need to be budgeted. Moving has unintended costs like storage, archiving and decommissioning of old furniture or electronics. One might also incur fees from a tenant representative broker, project manager, consultant or attorney. Marketing costs need to be included for informing clients and customers about your new location. Don’t forget early lease termination penalties or double lease payments if your current lease has not expired.


Cost Per Sqft Based on Company / Facility Type:

Contents and PC Move –
(IT Firms– Large Companies purchasing new furniture)
$ 0.50 to $1.00 Per Sqft
Traditional Furniture Moves
(Administrative & Engineering Companies)
$ 1.25 to $2.00 Per Sqft
Mixed Furniture Moves (Cubicle/Traditional)
(Marketing, Services Companies, Call Centers)
$ 1.75 to $3.50 Per Sqft
Warehouse Moves
(Distribution & Services Companies)
$ 1.50 to $5.00 Per Sqft

Total Relocation Cost:

Build Out (or)$ 5.00 to $ 40.00 Per Sqft
New Construction$ 50.00 to $90.00 Per Sqft
Architectural Design$ 1.00 to $ 5.00 Per Sqft
IT – Data Cabling$ 5.00 to $ 10.00 Per Sqft
Office Move$ 0.50 to $5.00 Per Sqft
Total Range for Relocation Budget$11.50 to $110.00 Per Sqft

In conclusion if you are working on a budget for your company’s relocation plan to not only budget money but lots of time.

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Here are some additional helpful resources:

Office Moving Checklist
Office Moving Pitfalls
Office Moving Timeline
Office Moving Tips