July 2019

Location, location, location! It's the real estate agents' mantra. You've probably heard the phrase before. The saying is repeated three times for emphasis, and it is the number one rule in real estate, while also the most overlooked. The same can be said for new construction. To get the most out of your building investment, where you build is often as important as how you build. When selecting the site for your building, it’s wise to have a list of criteria for considering an ideal site. In PBS’ Planning Guide, we walk you through that process in a section called: “Review Your Company’s Building Needs”. It continues with “Choosing the Right Location”. In this article, we will walk you through 5 areas to consider when choosing a building site.   Access to Transportation and Shipping How far are you from the nearest airport, railroad or major highway? If your business is primarily involved in the transportation of goods, these points will make a difference in your future productivity. You may also want to consider the degree of difficulty your team will face in commuting to your new location. Range of Local Employment Resources If the nature of your business is such that you must frequently re-staff or hire seasonal support, you’ll need to take a careful look at the labor pool available in your new location. Determine Utility Infrastructure, Building Codes and Zoning Requirements Each city, county and state has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to overseeing the business sector. Some could save your organization money