NRI Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Corporate Relocation Company Service Excellence

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Founded 1985, NRI Relocation is a full-service global relocation management company.

NRI Relocation Company

NRI Relocation Company

Our service model has always been to foresee and meet the evolving needs of our client base.

NRI Relocation, Inc. – an award-winning corporate relocation company – is pleased to announce that today the company celebrates its 35th Anniversary of relocation company service excellence. The company was founded in 1985 by Herbert Seeger and Theodore Bell, two innovative pioneers in the relocation industry, and is headquartered in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

For its founding, Mr. Seeger saw the need to be the first employee relocation company to provide professional home marketing and valuation services to employees. This feature – a new concept to the industry – enhanced an employee’s ability to sell their home quickly at a fair market price. It also removed the conflict of interest between corporate and employee home value opinion. In addition, Mr. Bell is officially credited by Worldwide ERC® - the industry's trade association - as the original creator of the relocation home buyout transaction process, today known as the Guaranteed Buyout Offer (GBO) and the precursor to the popular Buyer Value Option (BVO).

“We are very proud of our founder’s historical contributions to the relocation industry and this inspires us to drive innovation through our company today’” says NRI President John Zilka. Mr. Zilka became President in 2019 after Susan Bender, the company’s CEO from 1998-2018 and employee since 1986, retired.

“Our service model from Herb and Ted to Susan to now myself has always been to foresee and meet the evolving needs of our client base,” notes Mr. Zilka. “What started at first with real estate assistance in 1985, evolved to household goods, temporary housing, global relocation management, and user-friendly relocation technology today. I’m proud to be a part of this company and its 35-year track record of success.”

NRI also enjoys numerous long-tenured employees and suppliers, who have been a part of the company’s relocation service management for many years.

“Reaching 35 years of success is not possible without a truly dedicated team of professional staff and top-notch service partners” adds Mr. Zilka. “We thank all NRI current staff and alumni for their years of service, plus our global supply chain for being the best in the industry. We all share this anniversary together.”

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About NRI Relocation, Inc.
Established 1985, NRI Relocation is an award-winning relocation management company for U.S. corporate relocation services, global relocation services, and international assignments. We move talent forward to new opportunities worldwide, so that employee engagement, productivity, and success can thrive. We do this by connecting our values-based philosophy of Taking Relocation Personally to every client and each employee. Our purpose guides the design and delivery of an employee relocation experience that perfectly aligns with the cultural and financial goals of our clients. Learn more about our policy + service + technology solutions at or visit us in Buffalo Grove, IL, USA.

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