Site Selection

While the real estate maxim of “location, location, location” oversimplifies the concept, choosing the right site for a manufacturing plant, distribution center, or intermodal yard involves much more than just finding the right-sized and zoned real estate at the cheapest price. Our multi-disciplinary team offers strategic location services that match our client’s business needs to logistically advantageous locations, configurations, and communities that will suit you long-term.

Through our deep experience in management consulting, transportation, infrastructure, and engineering, we have developed the expertise needed to evaluate how a client’s business needs translate into needs for real estate, labor, and other inputs.  We use a specific demand profile to determine community and site strengths and weakness, and in developing use strategies.

We maintain relationships with state and local government and development agencies nationally and internationally.  This allows us to understand business, infrastructure, labor, and development trends as they emerge and to provide a holistic, real-time view of what it means to do business across various locations. It also gives us insight into credit and grant programs that are available or which can be negotiated in each location.

We focus on the total business needs of our clients, not just the narrow issue of real estate selection. Our goal is to help you find locations in which your company can find enduring success.


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With only one of their seven facilities located in the U.S., Barilla Pasta planned to construct a new manufacturing and distribution facility MORE
Trader Joe's is named after its founder, Joe Coulombe. He developed the idea of the Trader Joe South Seas motif while on vacation, realizing MORE
Musician's Friend, America's largest direct response retailer of instruments, wanted to replace an outgrown Distribution Center with a 700,000 MORE
Kimberly Clark’s new Midwest distribution center had to be implemented quickly on a build-to-suit and lease basis. TranSystems MORE

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