They say what often drives someone to make a major move is the notion that the grass is greener on the other side. But sometimes, it doesn’t matter what the color of the grass is – or the flowers, for that matter!
Such is the case leading up to the recent move of Prime Group’s international headquarters in Miami. It just had to be done.
So last month, we pulled up stakes and moved to a new office-warehouse complex just a couple miles away in Doral, Fla., that offers a promising path for continued growth.
Companies commonly cite multiple reasons for moving, but for us, the clear driver was the need to upgrade to a larger space that will facilitate that growth. Business is good, we are expanding services, boosting staff – and simply stated, we outgrew our previous outmoded, undersized facility.
But this action was driven by more than just physical-space limitations. The Miami expansion is part and parcel of an overarching strategy to which company partner Omar Zambrano and I have committed over the past year – to restructure and streamline Prime Group in a way that will ensure its long-term success.
The multiple companies under the Prime Group umbrella presently employ about 40 headquarters staff, assigned to the following functions: Administration, Finance, Operations, Sales, and Marketing.
We now boast more than 4,000 square feet of office space in the new facility, compared with just 2,000 sqft in the previous facility. And the same stands true with our new adjoining warehouse, which is double the size of the former warehouse – now at 20,000 sqft.
We may even find it easier to recruit workers because of the new, more modern and attractive location.
Making the Move
Although deciding to move is tough, it’s nothing compared to actually making the move. Psychologists will agree that on a personal level, no move is easy. In fact it ranks as one of life’s toughest transitions whether it’s your home or business. I may actually have grown a few gray hairs in the process.
And it’s not without short-term heartburn, as we had to figure in the cost of business interruption. But this move was expertly planned by our professional staff to be swift and well staged. As a result, we’ll see only a minor dip in business productivity over a period of just a few days. I am certain the investment is well worth it.
In business, you have to look closely at the reasons for moving – which we did. You also have to make sure the chosen spot addresses your needs – which it does.
These smart steps, coupled with a strong willingness and ability to shape our own future, guarantee that the grass truly will be greener at our new location and will prove to be one of the best moves in our company’s history.
We look forward to serving you even better from our new facility and invite you to come by for a visit us at 1301 NW 84th Ave, Suite 127, Doral, Florida 33126.