Expanding to NYC is not an easy task. That means you are successful enough to expand your business in such an amazing city with the biggest competition. But, competition can be great. That can be a good drive and make you become even more successful. Also, if you make it here – you can make it anywhere. Maybe your next stop will be Europe? Who knows… Of course, there are some things you need to consider and some things to research a lot before moving your business to NYC. We will show you who can be of help when the day comes to relocate. There is no need to do everything on your own, coast to coast relocations can be very hard. Especially office relocation, they need to be done by professionals.

Things to consider before expanding to NYC

There are a lot of similarities between the two states (California and New York). The biggest one is prices of course. So coming from California you won’t be shocked when you see the rent for your new office space. But you should still hire a real estate agent. It’s not easy to find a good office space in NYC. Everybody wants to be here and the demand is high. Finding an office might be a very difficult (and expansive) process so be prepared.

One other thing you should keep in mind and most people forget about it is the weather. This is not something that will be crucial for your business (unless you are opening a coffee shop, restaurant, and such) but it will be for you and the people you are relocating with you. You are used to that California perfect weather, maybe you were even close to the beach but NYC is different. This is a concrete jungle and like any other jungle, it’s not forgiving. Summers are very hot and winters are very cold. There will be snow too so be prepared.

New York in black and white
Weather is probably quite different from what you are used to.

Real estate predictions for 2022

Some experts claim that the prices of commercial real estate in NYC will drop a bit in the second half of 2022. These predictions are based on real things but they are still predictions no one can say that will certainly be the case. You know that this is a high-demand city so no matter how many buildings they build they are always sold before they are finished. So, yes it could be smart to wait a bit and see but then you will be losing almost a whole year. You can accomplish so much in one year. Talk to professionals about this topic too.

Will my business make it if I expand to NYC?

You need to be creative and have a bit of luck to make it in NYC. But the same goes for LA. So, if your business is successful is going good in California chances are it will be great in New York. Of course, this can depend on the line of work you are in so make sure to research your line of work in NYC and maybe try to meet some of the people who are already doing this in NYC. That can be a smart move and also you will be checking out your competition.

Expanding to NYC – relocation

This is a big deal and it can take some time. Of course, it can go easier if you hire movers like Family Affair Moving to do this for you. Then you are left with preparations and logistics. The first thing you should do (and you should do this one by yourself) is preparing the confidential documents and important paperwork. You need to sort it neatly. You won’t have anything to miss or be displaced during the relocation so pay special attention to this one.

A businessman packing while preparing for expanding to NYC.
Packing is a boring chore but it needs to be done and it needs to be done properly in order for your items to arrive on another coast safely.

Packing your office

Preparing and packing electronics can be quite a handful. But you can prepare everything with some help from the trusted movers. Packing breakable items and heavy lifting should be left to the ones who can do this properly. When hiring movers it’s good to talk to them ahead and explain everything that you want and need for them to do. Make sure to tell them what’s breakable and what’s not.

Settling in your new office

The best way to settle in nicely in your new office space is to unpack as soon as you can. You can also ask your movers to help you with this part or you can do it on your own. After you are done unpacking spend some time decorating the office and make plans for the people who will be working there with you. The sooner you prepare your office the sooner you will be able to start working and in a city like NYC, you don’t have time to waste if you want to make it here. Your next stop will be checking out the competition. You can learn a lot from them.

Expanding to NYC – final touch

The biggest advice we have for you is – don’t waste your time. You will have probably even more competition here than in California. So, start hustling as soon as you arrive. But when you do have some spare time like on weekends or your days off make sure to explore NYC. This is a very amazing city and it can offer you so much. So make sure to explore everything. You will find some time. Oh, in case you are wondering when you can be considered a New Yorker – it’s after 10 years of living and working there you will be able to call yourself a true New Yorker.