Notable Projects

LAW FIRMS

Company: Covington & Burling LLP

Scope of Services: The Covington & Burling project consisted of a liquidation of 15 floors in Washington DC for approximately 1,400 people. Assets also included storage, conference rooms, a daycare center, mailroom and open areas. The goal was to sell or donate all assets that could still be used for their original and intended purposes. All non-saleable assets were recycled or at worst disposed in landfill.

 

REAL ESTATE / FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Company: CBRE (CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.)

Scope of Services: In 2009, CB Richard Ellis contracted OLS  to dissemble and remove in excess of 200 assorted chairs, credenzas, desks, cabinets, lateral files, conference tables, round tables, hanging files, mail sorters, and other ancillary product from their Westpark McLean Virginia offices. Since then, OLS has been contracted to assist with many of CB Richard Ellis’s corporate and clients’ locations needs.

Company: Jones Lang LaSalle

Scope of Services: For the former Arnold & Porter, LLP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. For This project, OLS performed clean out of 988,000 square feet of product from there 555 12th Street location All furniture, high density filing, shelving and ancillary product was  included.  This project had two major challenges, 1) the client wanted us out in less than one month from the award of the project and 2) The loading dock height was 12’ high.  OLS had to come up with a process using non-standard high trucks and containers to remove this product while meeting this aggressive schedule.  In the end OLS completed the project in 21 days, soup to nuts.

 

MEDICAL /EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Company: American Red Cross

Scope of Services: OLS  and the American Red Cross have had a professional relationship for 20 years commencing with the liquidation of their original headquarters in Old Towne, Alexandria. Since then, OLS has assisted the Red Cross on numerous occasions in securing reasonably priced furniture for National Chapters, consulted on furniture valuations, as well as disassembly, removal and liquidation of diverse assets – TVs, AV, VCRs, fitness equipment, portable generators, blankets, cots, loading dock equipment, cafeteria tables, chairs, library, racking, carpentry equipment, and ancillary furniture and equipment.

Company: MedImmune

Scope of Services: OLS has had a strong continued relationship with MedImmune for over 10 years. With their headquarters right here in Gaithersburg, Maryland, when MedImmune is ready for a new project, OLS has been there to remove and repurpose the products for future use.  Previous projects include: product updates, minimization of excess storage, relocations, renovations, and more.

 

PRIVATE CORPORATIONS

Company: IBM Corporation

Scope of Services: OLS has been a strategic adviser to IBM since 2008, providing valuations for their negotiations to sell existing corporate assets to landlords and incoming tenants, as well as facilitating disassembly, removal and liquidation services to numerous corporate campuses across the nation.

Company: Accenture

Scope of Services: Initially as a result of relocation, Accenture engaged OLS’s services 2001. Since that time OLS has been able to successfully develop, coordinate and execute inventory and disposition plans for Accenture in multiple locations throughout the U.S. With a variety of assets (ranging from commercial kitchen to AV & IT, to office furniture) and sometimes short lead times, however OLS has always met the time and budget requirements set forth by Accenture representatives.

 

GOVERNMENT & CONTRACTORS

Company: CNA Corporation

Scope of Services: For CNA, OLS performed a two-phase project to clean out a 6 story building in Alexandria, VA, including furniture, conference centers, mechanical and electrical equipment (such as generators, supplemental AC, UPS, PDU and fire suppressions), low voltage cable removal, building repairs, wall touch up to be paint ready, and miscellaneous other services above normal liquidation; a number of items being confidential in nature. Due to the scope this was an extended project.

Company: U.S. Government – Department of Labor

Scope of Services:  The Department of Labor engaged OLS to remove their existing product and dispose of it during their renovation of some 1000 offices.  As this entailed adhering to all applicable Federal laws and regulations as well as the disassembly and load out of occupied spaces, it was crucial for OLS to be diligent and sensitive to the agency’s normal operating procedures with as little disruption as possible.

 

MOVING COMPANIES

Scope of Services: OLS  partners with numerous local moving companies on a regular basis to assist in completion of product removal, relocation, buying, or selling, dependent upon the company’s directives and goals.