Commercial Real Estate
MR+ is capable and experienced in creating a Market Intelligence Report (MIR) for any coverage locations. The MIR captures locally sourced information on commercial real estate market trends and tendencies to create a usable overview of the requested market. These reports also assist by providing reputable contacts across a number of commercial real estate fields such as real estate law firms and real estate agencies. MR+ excels in its coverage of non-traditional locations and therefore can provide analysis in challenging locations. MR+ has created commercial MIRs in over 50 locations and similar market analysis reports covering locations in every region around the world.
The property search is a key stage in the process and is driven by the Client's requirements. After confirming size, location, and security standards, MR+ uses multiple real estate agents in the location to maximize the list of potential properties, as well as verifying price listings. The amount of the properties that pass the initial search and review can vary by location, but at least 10-15 properties for the initial listing is the goal. As potential properties are sourced, local MR+ consultants will pre-visit the properties and conduct an initial evaluation. At this point, the consultants can refer to the agreed upon requirements and standards of the Client in order to confirm the listing is still a viable option when seen in person. Over the years, MR+ has conducted numerous property searches and in that time has acquired the tendencies and attraction points for its clients. MR+ holds these standards and requirements, especially for safety and security, to the highest degree.
Commercial Real Estate Location Analysis
Metrica Relocations+ is capable of creating real estate location analysis in all coverage locations. The analysis is included in the MIR and uses local knowledge from our consultants. The location of commercial space is an important aspect to a client and is driven by the business sector the Client is associated with as well as the security standards. A search is generally focused on the financial district of a given location. Some factors that drive that search is location in relation to the Central Bank of that country, the Ministry of Finance, other multi-national organizations.
Metrica Relocations+ MR+ has a vast experience in negotiating property lease terms and conditions in all areas of the world. By using MR+'s network of local consultants, MR+ is able to go beneath the surface level of the real estate market that foreign companies are normally restricted to. By building and maintaining the relationships made between our local teams and the relevant property owners/managers, MR+ gain a valuable position within the local market. Often times, MR+ has already dealt with a particular building management on behalf of another Client and can use that that history and experience in its current negotiation strategy.
Local Legal Review
In any case in which it is required, MR+ can coordinate with locally engaged local legal counsel, third-party vendors, and service providers to establish temporary service contracts or service agreements/proformas that are written to be as protective as possible of MR+ operating on behalf of the Client, most conducive to the Clients' needs, and legally enforceable. Managing these services through an MR+ In-Country Representative - an individual or business registered in that country - optimizes our chances of enforcing the terms of the agreed-upon goods/services or raising a dispute in cases of breach. In a worst-case scenario, MR+ may leverage results from third-party vendors by warning of a negative evaluation/report placing them on the Embassy "black-list", jeopardizing their future business/clientele.
Commercial Office Fit-out Project Management
Project Management and Administration is conducted in accordance with the Work Flow Chart depicted on the next page. Directly following that page is a graphic that depicts the tools MR+ uses to manage commercial projects. MR+ uses commercial space requirements as the guideline for selection. We also provide:
• Project Management Services (planning and design; construction/fit-out management, project administration; specification, procurement and installation management of furniture, fixtures and equipment; identification of local vendors);
• Office relocation services;
• Receiving, storage, and installation management support.
RECRUITMENT, CONTRACTING, AND PAYROLL MANAGEMENT
When requested, Metrica Relocations+ and its partner firms recruit personnel at all levels for the client, such as Professional Assistants and Administrative Assistants. Contracting, payroll, and other services can be provided through Metrica or a partner firm.
TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
Language problems can be a real barrier in international business. Not only is it important to have the words used accurately translated, it is equally important to have the intent behind the words accurately translated. Upon request, Metrica Relocations+ will arrange for translators and interpreters with the knowledge and skill to translate not only the words but also the intent.
Driving in another country can be a tricky business, especially upon first arriving. Upon request, Metrica Relocations+ will arrange for cars and drivers to get clients where they need to go. Once a client has settled in and feels more confident, Metrica will also assist in arranging to lease a car. In high risk countries, secure transportation can also be arranged.
Metrica Relocations+ has a contract with an international mail service for packages and letters to be sent overseas. The company maintains a post office box to receive mail from U.S. origins, which is then forwarded to clients by the host country mail service. Mail coming from the client to U.S. recipients is received from the mail service and put into the U.S. mail system.
Metrica also arranges for ISP services and for installation of secure international telephone lines in host countries. In addition, Metrica's host country resources can help arrange for cell phone service.
Metrica Relocations+ and partner firms work closely with local embassies and law enforcement to ensure that residences and office space are fitted to the highest level of security. Metrica security experts will work with the client to make plans for residential, commercial, and personal safety. Arrangements can be made for bars on windows, security audits, alarm systems, and strong doors on residences when such is needed. The partner firm is a 24-hour contact for problems such as accidents, police confrontations, or other security and safety questions.
You're sick and you're in a foreign country: what do you do? Metrica Relocations+ provides information on local hospitals, doctors, and MedEvacs. Clients will be provided with an assessment of the different services available in their host country. The company also provides information on possible health problems, such as water quality or bird flu.
In fact, Metrica's assistance begins before the client even arrives in the host country. Metrica will work with each client and family, as necessary, to ensure that the proper vaccinations and medications are obtained before relocation. This oversight will continue as necessary once the client has reached the host country.
In these uncertain times, it's good to have someone to turn to in case of emergencies. As an added service, Metrica Relocations+ provides a central contact point for evacuations, in case of natural or other disasters.
Metrica Relocations+ offers an event management service. This service deals with all the complex and time-consuming issues inherent in an international conference, from arranging conference facilities and hotel accommodations to providing meeting support. Our partner firms can do it all. Three main types of event management assistance are offered: 1) logistic support and management of international conferences and meetings, 2) management and administrative support of a formal research policy committee over an extended time period, and 3) administrative support for the scientific review of proposals in large international research programs.
Upon request, Metrica will assist in the arrangements for conferences and meetings. Conference space is identified; simultaneous translation equipment is rented; and reception services, food and beverage services, and other services such as temporary secretarial support are arranged.