FM Solutions delivers superior solutions for workspace change.
Case Study: National Brokerage Firm
Project: Corporate Consolidation & Restack
Tasks: Project & Relocation Management
Size: 219,000 square feet
Location: Richmond, Virginia
A recent merger was expected to bring 1,000 employees to our clients’ Richmond headquarters. The national brokerage firm tasked its real estate division with developing a new master space utilization plan for its three primary operations and administrative centers. The corporation’s in-house resources sought tactical assistance to accomplish the project.
FM Solutions was selected to manage the restack of back office operations facilities. The dynamic nature of merger preparations resulted in constant refinements to programs and schedules, requiring nimble management from the FM Solutions team. Approximately 1,100 associates in 30 business units were relocated.
• Programming for space requirements and staffing projections
• Block diagramming of space allocations
• Schematic planning and coordination of furniture reconfigurations
• Project scheduling
• Budget tracking and reporting
• Internal rent reporting
• Move management
Having managed a previous merger-related restack for the corporation, the FM Solutions team was a top candidate for a role in the new merger. A sound relationship with the client, familiarity with its operations, and proven leadership skills made FM Solutions a natural choice.
Case Study: National Electronics Retailer
Project: Corporate Consolidation
Tasks: Strategic Planning, Probable Costing
Size: 880,000 square feet
Location: Richmond, Virginia
This Richmond-based retailer began an organizational restructuring and called for cost reductions across the board. Operations were centralized in three buildings totaling more than 880,000 square feet at its Store Support Center campus. Facilities staff believed that operations could be consolidated from three buildings to two, resulting in significant reduction of property costs. They needed to test and prove these beliefs quickly, but did not have the internal capacity to do so.
FM Solutions conducted a charrette to test the concept, producing space allocation plans, cost estimates and phasing schedules within a week. The exercise demonstrated that consolidation was possible and cost savings significant, and won quick approval from upper management.
FM Solutions provided the client with project managers to implement the consolidation project, and they remained on site for the duration.
• Programming interviews
• Adjacency mapping and space planning
• Facilitation of management review and approval
• Cost estimating
• Project phasing and scheduling
FM Solutions has continued to support this client during reorganization initiatives, and also manages daily churn and large staff relocation projects.
Case Study: Local Government
Project: Relocation Management
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