SAN FRANCISCO (PRESS RELEASE – April 15, 2009) – Rofo(TM), the first free office space search engine that quickly matches tenants with the best available office spaces, today introduced QuickMove, a free, turnkey service designed to help businesses “complete the last mile” of the leasing process by providing businesses with the tools and advice needed to complete a move and set up shop.
Once a business locates the right space, the tedious task begins of outfitting and organizing their move. QuickMove provides a smart, cohesive experience that offers an array of relevant services and expert advice from professional move consultants.
“Companies are not in the business of orchestrating a move and it can turn into a frustrating, time consuming and costly experience,” said Rofo CEO Alan Bernier. “The idea behind QuickMove builds on the same premise that has made real estate search on Rofo an innovation in the marketplace: it provides access to professional advice normally reserved for larger businesses and connects businesses with products and services that fit their budget.
Here’s how it works:
For those who prefer the “do-it-yourself” method, Rofo’s QuickMove is a tool kit complete with move guide, sample timelines, and relevant local service providers that offer exclusive deals to Rofo users. These include everything from space planners and architects to movers, furniture dealers, telecom companies, even coffee suppliers. On QuickMove, businesses can search, solicit proposals and compare offers that best suit their needs.
If time and human capital are short, a QuickMove concierge will develop a customized plan and manage the entire move process. The concierge knows the local landscape and will qualify and help select the service providers. They also provide project oversight to ensure a smooth move.
Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, Rofo is a free, easy-to-use online service that greatly simplifies an entrepreneur’s search for commercial real estate and related services and professionals. Rofo efficiently connects commercial real estate brokers and landlords with businesses looking for hard-to-find, smaller (under 5,000 square feet) office space. The privately-held company offers more than 10,000 listings on its site with information provided by valued data partners such as First American Title Company, Yelp, many top Bay Area brokerage firms, and institutional landlords like Hines.