Real Estate & Location Strategy – Manager

Finance | Enterprise Performance
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Position Summary

Deloitte’s Real Estate & Location Strategy practice helps companies across industries, and around the globe, address some of their most complex and challenging location and footprint issues. Through our services we help shape and action broader corporate strategy via location, expand our client’s market share, make informed and data driven location decisions, enter and succeed in new markets, and enable effective negotiations to manage cost and improve operations. We stay firmly focused on our clients’ priorities while developing and executing location-related strategies that allow access to talent, understand and mitigate risks, and offer sustainable financial advantages Learn more about our Real Estate & Location Strategy practice.

We are looking for Managers with demonstrated experience in leading complex site selection and location strategy assignments, including domestic and international market selection and entry strategy, facility assessment and selection, location decision framework development, data gathering and synthesis, labor market analytics, country risk comparisons, and financial modeling and business case development. Knowledge of land, building, business park, and investment zone due diligence and validation are a plus. Experience with utility and transportation infrastructure evaluations and/or government incentives and real estate negotiations preferred.

Work you’ll do

Managers in our Location Strategy & Site Selection practice play a critical role in analyzing and executing location related challenges across all operation types (Headquarters, Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services, Research & Development, Customer Care, Data Centers). Managers are responsible for the selection and utilization of a broad suite of tools, data, and methods to best answer our client’s location-related challenges.

Managers assume a pivotal role in setting engagement objectives and scope; develop work plans for components of engagements, coordinate activities between work streams and identify changes in scope. Managers are responsible in working with project leadership to interpret client requirements and navigate to the right location decisions via the development of comparative qualitative (operating conditions) and advanced quantitative analyses (financial modeling analyses) and developing clear, transparent, and actionable recommendations. Managers will lead clients through field due diligence activities that will focus on talent assessment, technical site and facility reviews, and other relevant in-market activities including the initiation of discussions relating to economic development incentives.

Managers are expected to leverage their learnings and knowledge to create and publish interesting, provocative and informative thoughtware in various national and global forums.

The team

Finance & Enterprise Performance

Our Finance & Enterprise Performance team works as a trusted advisor to CFOs, COOs, CIOs, and key executives. We advise, implement and deliver as-a-service solutions, helping our clients develop strategies and capabilities to support enterprise-wide decision-making, improve finance operations, and create impact within their organization.



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 7+ years consulting and/or industry experience or a MBA with 5+ years relevant work experience
  • A degree with a focus on real estate, workplace, international studies, data science, geography, civil or mechanical engineering, or architecture is a plus
  • 5+ years of management consulting and/or industry experience in domestic and/or global location strategy and site selection
  • A willingness to travel (50-75% of time, although cyclical) both domestically and globally
  • Financial modeling and Business Case development experience
  • Ability to develop cohesive storyboards that distill large volumes of data into digestible executive recommendations
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong presentation skills and an effective management presence
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Eagerness to mentor and counsel junior staff


  • Experience in conducting detailed technical assessment of large candidate sites/facilities
  • Understanding of infrastructure capacity and provision (Power, Gas, Water/Sewer, Telecom, Rail, Port)
  • Language Fluency (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, German)
  • Understanding of and experience in the application of Data Science/Analytics methods in location strategy and geospatial analyses
  • Advanced or intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience, preferably with a Location Selection application
  • Experience with or exposure to incentive negotiations

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 37251


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