Location Strategy

Where your facilities and people are located can be as critical to your organization’s effectiveness as the work they do. Deloitte’s Location Strategy practice helps you address complex location and footprint issues in ways that add value and mitigate risk. As objective location advisors — not brokers – we stay firmly focused on your priorities and how to locate your business to effectively support your strategy. We can assist you with: Enterprise footprint optimization – honing your decision-making skills and resources so asset deployment decisions incorporate an enterprise view, capture benefits for the short term, and lay the foundation for long-term strategic priorities Site selection – finding locations that access new markets, achieve operating cost targets, improve access to talent, and facilitate an issue-free ramp-up (from country analysis to detailed labor market and site due diligence) Incentives negotiations – driving a favorable incentives outcome for each job creation or investment project, using a results-oriented process for statutory and discretionary incentives

Your Challenge

Which location is best fit for your future headquarter, plant, stores, shared service, R&D lab, data centre, or other corporate facility? What are the key investment and operating variables, as well as intangible hidden costs that might influence your decision to locate your investment project? How can you optimise your existing global facilities footprint? Which location has the best fit for your talent needs? Where should you locate your critical infrastructure?

Most organizations recognize that geography is a key driver of corporate performance. Yet many maintain ineffective and inefficient footprints that can hamper talent attraction and retention, increase operating costs, reduce operating flexibility, overexpose them to risk, and depress shareholder value.
Geographic variables such as reduce operating flexibility, talent availability, operating costs, risk, or tax regulations can change quickly. Mergers and acquisitions generate additional footprint complexity, often yielding overlap in some geographies and underrepresentation in others.

Why Deloitte

Deloitte’s Location Strategy practice helps companies across industries address some of their most complex and challenging location and footprint issues. We are objective location advisors — not brokers seeking to gain from a real estate transaction. We stay firmly focused on our clients’ priorities while developing and executing location strategies that add value and mitigate risk.

With more than 3 decades of proven client value, Deloitte’s location professionals have gained deep insights into corporate location strategies. Our team has probably an unrivalled first-hand knowledge on location opportunities around the world. Deloitte clients highly value our strategic acumen, methodology, research rigour and the ability to develop solutions that work, around the globe. To complement the cross-country reach of the core team, we have a global Centre of Excellence that can mobilise local delivery teams in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Our solution

We assist companies throughout their site selection and footprint
optimisation process: from initial location strategy development to incentive/lease negotiations and eventually facility fit-out. We also mobilise local in-country Deloitte experts in areas such as incorporation, taxation, employment law or organisational change, to ensure fully localised solutions.

Executing an optimized location strategy yields significant financial and operating benefits. Deloitte’s services:

  • Align with and contribute to corporate strategy
  • Expand market share and the potential to penetrate new markets
  • Provide depth of experience and a high-level understanding of the full scope of location decisions
  • Enable effective negotiations to secure incentive value


Marike Tuinder

Marike Tuinder


Ik ben RE partner bij Deloitte consulting en verantwoordelijk voor Real estate Consulting. Ik heb ruim 20 jaar werkervaring als strategisch adviseur en transformatiemanager bij grote (internationale) ... Meer