Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Global Corporate Services
Gregg Wassmansdorf is a senior managing director in Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Global Corporate Services division and is responsible for service delivery and process innovation across all consulting service lines. He specializes in real estate portfolio optimization, business location strategy, facility site selection, and economic incentives.
Mr. Wassmansdorf is a trusted advisor to corporate clients in a wide variety of industries including aerospace; automotive; advanced manufacturing; financial, and business services; engineering; food & beverage; life sciences; supply chain; and others. He takes pride in his ability to help clients conceive and implement logical and defensible real estate solutions, in reducing decision-risk, and proudly points to hundreds of millions of dollars in client savings on past projects.
Mr. Wassmansdorf previously founded and led the Location Advisory & Incentives Practice at another global real estate services firm. In that capacity, he worked on the location strategy, site selection, economic incentives, or transaction implementation for projects in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Gregg is a U.S. and Canadian citizen, a corporate real estate specialist, a LEED accredited professional in sustainability, a cross-border business expert, and a member of the exclusive Site Selectors Guild. As such, he regularly contributes to industry trade magazines and is frequently invited to speak at major conferences.
Select clients include: Banco do Brasil, Cameron, Caterpillar, Celestica, Goodrich, Invesco, LifeLabs, Magna, Maple Leaf Foods, McAfee, Martinrea, Pepsi Bottling Group, Procter & Gamble, Purac Biomaterials, Raytheon, Roll Form Group, Samsung, Sara Lee, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota, Transcom, and US Bank.
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 at USC, UCLA, and the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Wassmansdorf has subsequently continued his professional development by undertaking course work with real estate organizations like SIOR and CCIM, and the Canadian Institute of Management Consultants.
Areas of Specialization
Real Estate Portfolio Strategy
Corporate Location Strategy and Site Selection for New Sites, Expansions and Relocations
Economic Incentives Procurement
Expansion and Relocation Feasibility
Corporate Real Estate Process Improvement