Senior Managing Director, Consulting
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF)
Mr. Wassmansdorf is a U.S. and Canadian citizen, a corporate real estate specialist, a LEED accredited professional in sustainability, a cross-border FDI business expert, and a leader in NGKF’s Global Corporate Consulting division, which provides a wide array of real estate consulting services and a substantial platform for providing fully-integrated location strategy, site selection, incentives, and real estate solutions.
Geographic Areas Served:
- Primarily NAFTA region – United States, Canada, and Mexico
- Various countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia
Industries or Specialties:
Projects, assets, and industries with complex site, infrastructure, labor, facility, or network/portfolio challenges, including:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Data centers
- Financial & business services
- Food & beverage
- Life sciences
- Supply chain
Areas of Expertise:
Mr. Wassmansdorf works with his corporate clients across all functional areas of their enterprise to address challenges related to business location strategy, supply chain realignment, facility portfolio and footprint optimization, site selection, economic incentive negotiation and procurement, workplace strategy, property transaction execution, and capital project implementation.
His experience spans the asset mix found within large companies: head offices, shared services hubs, call centers, data centers, manufacturing plants, and distribution facilities.
His management and site selection consulting expertise has also been utilized to support senior and lower levels of government with economic development strategy, investment attraction initiatives, and regional & community competitiveness assessments. He is regularly called upon by investment promotion and economic development agencies for his expert opinions.
19 years of experience has been accumulated at two firms, including 4+ years at NGKF and the balance previously at a competing global real estate services firm (Colliers International), where Mr. Wassmansdorf launched the Location Advisory & Incentives Practice and honed his expertise in corporate real estate, site selection, and incentives.
Notable Past Clients:
Mr. Wassmansdorf graduated from Queen’s University with his B.A. (Honours) in Urban and Economic Geography. He then secured a national fellowship and relocated to Los Angeles to earn his Masters degree in Geography from the University of Southern California (USC). He further pursued doctoral studies in urban geography, regional economics, industrial location theory, and urban planning with time spent at USC, UCLA, and the University of British Columbia. Ongoing professional development has been pursued through real estate organizations like SIOR and CCIM; the Canadian Institute of Management Consultants; and CoreNet Global’s “Master of Corporate Real Estate”.