CALIBRE, STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE PLANNING, RELOCATION ADVISORY SERVICES

CALIBRE, a Northern Virginia information technology and management services company that supports government and industry with management analysis, technology solutions, and program support, opened its Falls Church, Virginia office with 44 employees in 1989. Over the next seven years, the company added two offices in Virginia, and by 2001 was in split operations with its leases expiring. For the firm’s senior management, it was time to deal with the “real estate issue” again. Alan Razak and his firm worked with the CALIBRE management team to develop a strategic real estate plan that supported its business goals, which importantly included equalizing employee commute times and encourage use of multiple transit modes. After creating a map of all employee residences, we performed a metropolitan area-wide analysis of CALIBRE’s real estate needs and current occupancy configuration, examined multiple scenarios, presented a range of options, and recommended a real estate strategy. Once strategic planning was complete, we implemented that plan for CALIBRE, resulting in a cost effective leasehold interest that fit their needs and provided the flexibility they needed. As a first step towards supporting multiple transit options in its new location, we helped CALIBRE negotiate a provision in its lease for a shuttle to the Metro station that allowed for free transportation to and from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and the office. By assisting in the evaluation, negotiation and closing of its lease transactions, we saved CALIBRE money and also helped them to fully understand their options and avoid pitfalls in the process. 

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