The end of the year usually signals a time of change in the personal and professional lives of many people. As we prepare to bring in the upcoming New Year, many reflect on the ups and downs of the past year.

Firm owners are no different. As you meet with your staff, clients and business partners, you’re likely to discuss the highs and lows of 2013, as well as any growth or reduction your firm has experienced. As part of that discussion, the suggestion to move your office may come up. However, before you make that move, there are five things every firm owner should consider, suggests Pamela Parasugo, COO of Howard Ecker + Co, a national commercial tenant representation company and brokerage firm.