About Ed Katz

If you could pick someone to teach you how to have a successful office move, it’s a good bet the name Ed Katz, president of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), Madison, Mississippi, would be at the top of your list. His innovations and techniques have brought him international recognition and the unofficial title of guru of office moving. His “moving story” has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. With his book, Move Your Business Without Becoming A Moving Target, Katz added a third book to his list of accomplishments. The book is based upon his first book, Commercial Relocation, that won the “Award of Excellence—Distinguished Author for 1999” by the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA). You can learn more about Katz by visiting www.officemoves.com.

Helping managers protect their properties

Kansas City, MO/Feb 10, 2005 - Ed Katz, left, of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) brings out the big guns to help building managers protect their properties. Katz warned that trouble in the moving industry may result in building damage as movers scramble to make up revenue shortfalls in interstate household business by going after local office moves. According to Katz, building managers armed with the right ammunition can mount a proper defense against potential building damage. The founder and former owner of Peachtree Movers in Atlanta offered solutions such as hiring or recommending that their tenants hire a certified moving company specifically trained in extensive building protection to guard against potential repair hassles. Katz began advocating building protection after facing opposition from property managers while running his moving company. Katz addressed more than 100 members of the Kansas City chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) at their monthly luncheon. As [...]

January 8th, 2017|Office Moving, Peachtree Movers|

Buildings vulnerable during moves, DC metro area CBRE managers told

JUNE 12, 2008 -- CBRE property managers learned just how easy it is to enter buildings through a dock, loading area, or open door during an office move. According to homeland security expert Craig Millsap, once inside, a perpetrator can steal, vandalize, or plant bombs. Millsap spoke at CBRE's monthly property managers' meeting for the Washington, D.C. area held at The Concourse Building in Vienna, VA. Also on the program was Ed Katz, president of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), whose best practice methods used by IOMI® Certified Office Movers® address common problems such as damage that often occurs during an office move to doors, walls, elevators, and floors. Millsap, a master certified emergency manager and disaster coordinator between local, state and federal agencies for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, also goes by chief. As head of the Bartow County Georgia Fire & Rescue, Chief Millsap oversees more than 130 employees and volunteers staffing 13 [...]

January 8th, 2016|Office Moving|

Building managers, our new best friend

When I started my moving company in 1976, I learned early on that recommendations to tenants by building managers produced the best referrals, and a building manager was not likely to recommend a mover that damaged office building surfaces. I saw that most movers had a poor relationship with these people and some were even banned from doing moves in their buildings. I found that regardless of whether they recommended or badmouthed a mover, it was a fact; tenants respected and listened to their advice. Therefore, it was no accident that building managers recommended my moving company. As part of our marketing program, we made a concerted effort to minimize the trauma and disruption in their buildings during a move. We required our movers to be polite and quiet, forbad them to smoke, and made sure that they didn’t trash the bathrooms or use the buildings’ dumpsters for our discarded boxes and packing materials. Perhaps [...]

January 6th, 2016|Office Moving|

4 Steps to a Successful Office Move

Does it seem like the moving industry is getting worse? Does it appear that the quality of office moving service has slipped? It may not be your imagination. What you’ve heard about moves not finishing on-time for the price quoted; damage to furniture and computers and the destruction of office space seems to be occurring more now than ever before. What can end users and property managers do to “fix the problem?” Understanding the cause of the problem can help you prevent it. The sub-prime mortgage crisis and its subsequent negative effect on home sales forced many movers to offer office-moving services to stay afloat. According to industry experts, both residential and military moving revenue plummeted during the last recession.  Many movers jumped into the office moving arena with no training in order to survive the downturn. “Companies hiring movers and office building managers need to know that the trend points to the potential for [...]

June 19th, 2015|Office Moving|