tion volumes increase in
2015; respondents expect
more in 2016.
All this means more
which require every
accounting to IT to
legal—to be on the same
page, says John Bunje,
senior project manager,
Level 10 Construction, San Diego, California, USA.
(The organization’s corporate relocation clients
have included Facebook and the San Diego Zoo.)
With so many different stakeholders from both
inside and outside a company involved with moving projects—including site selection professionals,
contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers—establishing a clear chain of communication is vital, Mr. Bunje says.
To do that, Level 10 spends time in the planning
phase identifying a handful of key players who are
Making a Move
Organizations are seeking greener pastures.
Whether in search of tax benefits, a more skilled
labor pool or closer proximity to suppliers, major
companies are uprooting headquarters to relocate
core operations and key positions. In the past year,
ConAgra, General Electric, Samsung and Mercedes-Benz USA have all begun relocating. They’re
part of a global trend: An Atlas Van Lines survey of
445 corporate decision-makers published in April
showed that 50 percent of companies saw reloca-
Here and below, renderings
of Mercedes-Benz USA’s
new headquarters in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
fail to fully
the new labor
be competing in.
—Dennis McAndrew, Silverlode
Consulting, Cleveland, Ohio, USA