BREAKING NEWS!!! Auction of Original Discovery Headquarters

Discovery, Inc. (Discovery), the global leader in real life entertainment, has partnered with Office Liquidation Solutions (OLS), a national office decommissioning and Liquidation Company, to make assets from their 1DP building available to the public through an online auction. Known for their ecofriendly-community oriented business strategy, OLS brings 27 years of environmentally friendly solutions using wholesale, auctions, recycling and charitable donations to prevent assets from going to landfills. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to a few of Discovery’s local nonprofit partners – N Street Village, Shepherd’s Table and A Wider Circle.

Small businesses and the general public will be able to obtain high-quality equipment and furniture at a fraction of the cost of new. Helping small businesses direct resources to where they are better suited, such as hiring employees, paying higher wages, or providing quality health insurance! OLS’ auction process creates a greater awareness for the assets available ensuring they make their way to small businesses and “Harry Homeowner” alike instead of clogging our landfills and by doing so help sustain the majesty of our earth.

AUCTION START DATE: Tuesday, March 12th

AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd

Click HERE to view the auction!!!

 

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WTOP is Moving!

OLS is excited to be working with WTOP in liquidation of their Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center. To learn more, check out the article about their upcoming move from DC to Chevy Chase, MD.

To view the complete list of WTOP  items for sale, visit our auction page!

Photo courtesy of WTOP.

A New Partnership

OLS has partnered with Phoenix Computers, a local 501(c)(3) non profit that refurbishes computers for low income students, families and disabled clients in the Washington area in order to provide upgraded computers to those in need.

Read the full press release from Phoenix Computers below.

 

Phoenix

Press Release                                                    For Immediate Release

OFFICE LIQUIDATION SOLUTIONS AND PHOENIX COMPUTERS PARTNER TO HELP STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, August 18, 2018 – Office Liquidation Solutions (OLS), a national decommissioning company with expertise in logistics and communications and over 75 combined years of experience, has partnered with Phoenix Computers, a local 501(c)(3) non profit that refurbishes computers for low income students, families and disabled clients in the Washington area.

OLS is known for and takes pride in giving back to the community. In addition to making charitable donations to their employees’ chosen causes, OLS also participates in a wide range of corporate volunteer activities. In the last few years they have worked to sort food at Manna Food Bank, helped build a playground for KaBOOM!, cooked dinner for the NIH Children’s Inn, and began a quarterly pledge to serve lunch at Shepherd’s Table.  OLS’s ongoing commitment to helping those in need enriches the quality of life for the broader community.

By donating computers and related equipment OLS has enabled Phoenix Computers to provide hundreds of fully upgraded desktop and laptop computers to those most in need.  And further demonstrates the company philosophy of “Good to Go Green”, which aims at providing sustainable options for managing excess corporate assets.  The program works with corporate clients to encourage them to donate, recycle or give away assets.  For Phoenix Computers, this has been a wonderful partnership and we are pleased to welcome OLS into the Phoenix Computers support network as a Sustaining Partner.

Phoenix Computers (www.PhoenixComputers.info), located in Rockville, Md. is one of the largest all volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) Microsoft Registered Refurbishers on the east coast and has provided over 11,000 computers since 2012 to needy families and other non profits in the metropolitan Washington area.  Continuing donations from corporate and civic partners as well as individuals have made this possible.  By reclaiming ewaste and older technology and giving it a new purpose Phoenix Computers keeps it out of the waste stream and serving a community need.

Media Contact:

Jim Smith

Director

Phoenix Computers

301-881-4500

PhoenixComputers.Director@gmail.com

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Liquidator

Office Liquidation Solutions (OLS) is a decommissioning specialist with services in liquidation of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Since 1991 we have decommissioned approximately 150 million square feet of commercial real estate!   As your partner, we will provide you with professionalism, protection and peace of mind. Whether your company is reorganizing, downsizing, expanding, or relocating, OLS can assist in achieving your goals while minimizing your time and stress involved.

For proof of our process in action and to read details of successful decommissioning and liquidation projects, please visit our Notable Projects page.

My Theory of Liquidation

As many Move Coordinators, Project Managers, Facility Managers, and Design professionals know, there is more to planning for a move than just the physical moving of the products; the liquidation and decommissioning of the old space. After much contemplation over the years, I have theorized that:  

T = C = BO

Time = Creativity = the Best Outcome

So what does this mean for you? Well according to this theory, there are the 8 considerations that if you take the time now, will help you achieve the best outcome during your liquidation and decom.

  1. Early budgeting – Possibly the most important consideration. The one that everything else depends on. This isn’t just dollars and cents, this is time and resources too! Have you planned for the liquidation as well as any decommissioning requirements?
  2. Set priorities – What is the most important aspect when it comes to the final liquidation or cleanout? Reselling, recycling, donating, waste reduction, zero landfill, LEED, your time spent at the old site?
  3. Review the schedule What are the move dates and lease end dates? Is there flexibility in the schedule and to avoid holidays, parades, events, weather, etc.?
  4. Building logistics – Do you know what needs to happen to get the furniture out? How fast does your Building move? How fast can you move out of the old building and into the new (every building has a choke point). Are you on the 5th floor or the 56th floor?
  5. Reuse/re-deploy – OLS can help you understand what you have and how you may be able to reuse that at another site to save money, create a positive environmental and social impact and possibly receive LEED points. If you already know what you are keeping, have you planned the time needed to identify and remove items you don’t want to liquidate?
  6. Donation – This is a great way to help the community when you have flexibility in the schedule and the right assets.
  7. Employee sale – Do you want employees to be able to purchase your products without the company having to be involved?
  8. Orderly liquidation vs. fire sale/removal You can liquidate your assets through a number of processes and how you do it matters. An orderly liquidation is predictive while still being quick. A fire sale is fast and furious, bit less predictive in the outcome.

In sum, whatever your liquidation and decom needs, the most important theory to remember is:

HAL + NTP = C OLS    (Have Assets to Liquidate + Need a Trusted Partner = Call OLS)

 

Call me today to get the best outcome for your project!
Scott Cornblatt
President
(301)296-3104
scottc@olsgogreen.com
www.olsgogreen.com

6 Issues to Think About When Planning Your Move

Have you ever planned a corporate move before?  For many of our clients, this is the first time and that’s where OLS is here to help! There are a wide number of issues that can easily effect a move out timeframe, causing frustration and delays. So for those who are not seasoned veterans, below we have put together a list of the issues, often forgotten, that can help you get through the planning and execution phases of your move.

1) Building Regulations – Are there day and night work time restrictions, based on city or county noise ordinances? Is there a dedicated loading dock and elevator for commercial use? Will the building allow it to be locked off and committed to one vendor?

2) Holidays, Events, and Street Closures – This is important in cities. Parking, traffic and building management can change their schedules and restrictions on observed and actual holidays.  Additionally if you are located near a larger stadium, venue, or convention center you will want to find out their schedule.

3) Weather delays – Depending on the time of your move out and your geographical location, you will want to add a few buffer days in the event of a weather related delay. Do you know who is responsible for snow removal?

4) Employees – Do you have employees who travel extensively?  Will they be in town to organize and pack their items?  Do you have employees who stay late or make their own schedules and may hamper moving activities? You will want to consider speaking with all employees about their schedules as your move date approaches

5) Common Areas – Have you determined who is responsible for packing and move  the common areas?

6) Decommissioning – Do you know the expectations in your lease? Have you made time for final repairs? Do you know if the data and electrical cables need to be removed? Are there repairs and painting that needs to be done after the space is empty?

These are just a few of the issues that we have seen from time to time. But don’t worry, logistical planning can prevent these and other common problems.  If you are experience in the industry, please share your experiences with us and others to keep the conversation going.

New Year New Edition

Here at OLS we take great pride in our team of top notch employees.  Therefore this New Year we are thrilled to highlight our newest addition to the team, Josiah Bookwalter!

jrb

Josiah is a renaissance man from Virginia who joined OLS in the fall of 2017. In that time he has earned his stripes doing inventories, auctions, and furniture loadouts. Moreover, Josiah simultaneously managed multiple local and out of area projects in the month of December when things got really busy for the end of the year.

We look forward to many future successful projects with Josiah at the helm.

A Flawless Removal

Downtime Washington D.C. 235k sq foot space on 13 floors removed in 18 days!

How did we do it? 146 straight trucks loaded for sale, disposal and recycling. 8 floors of product auctioned off and picked up through an alleyway near the Verizon Center. Even with a few elevator issues, a college basketball tournament, NBA games, NHL games, and a fluke snow storm, we finished 6 days early!

Here our machine of a Project Manager, James Thornton, stands with the final piece for removal. After the final walk through, our client had one word for us, “Flawless!”

We are very proud of our team and our process. A big congratulations to KGO Project Management on a job well done! And of course thank you for the opportunity.

Happy Holidays

Celebrating 25 Years!

Please join us in celebrating 25 years in business!

Office Liquidation Solutions (OLS) is a decommissioning specialist with services in liquidation of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Since 1991 we have decommissioned approximately 150 million square feet of commercial real estate!   As your partner, we will provide you with professionalism, protection and peace of mind. Whether your company is reorganizing, downsizing, expanding, or relocating, OLS can assist in achieving your goals while minimizing your time and stress involved.

For proof of our process in action and to read details of successful decommissioning and liquidation projects, please visit our Highlighted Projects page.