Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Rajeev Thakur is a Senior Managing Director in the Location Strategy practice of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. NGKF is one of the largest real estate services firms in the world and its consulting practice, comprising 75 consultants, offers services in site selection, workplace solutions, portfolio strategy, asset strategy, and real estate technology.
Mr. Thakur leads the Market Access and Labor Analytics group at NGKF. He has managed and completed major location strategy and site selection engagements for clients across many industries including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology as well as functions such as back office and call centers, and headquarters in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Mr. Thakur is also engaged in developing target industry and business attraction strategies for economic development agencies across the United States.
More recently Mr. Thakur has done extensive analysis of the technology workforce and the potential of establishing development centers in secondary markets as competition in Silicon Valley makes it unsustainable for small and mid-sized companies to scale there.
Geographic Areas Served:
- North America
- Latin America
Industries or Specialties: Technology, Media, Consumer Goods, Corporate Services, Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Corporate Headquarters
Areas of Expertise: Labor Analytics, Market Access
Past Employment: Deloitte Consulting 2004-2008
Notable Past Clients:
- Hancock-Whitney Bank
- New York Times
- Willis Towers Watson
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- Bachelor of Architecture
Personal: Rajeev lives in Reston, Virginia (near Washington DC) with his wife, Simantini