Director of Site Selection
Mr. Yates leads clients to strategic location solutions. With more than 17 years experience focused on national and international location searches, he has become an expert in delivering client focused solutions for labor and technical driven projects. His work is solving location questions with multiple tools: labor market evaluations, salary benchmark studies, environmental and regulatory assessments, comprehensive decision modeling, GIS mapping, quality of life research, employee retention analysis, and technical infrastructure. Understanding and interpreting client needs allows him to convert questions into solutions and provide clients with quantifiable benefits. Prior to joining forces with Jones Lang LaSalle, Gary was Director of Site Selection for The Staubach Company. While with Staubach he developed key relationships with high profile clients including Apple Computer, AFLAC, CVS, Maytag, Meriel, T-Mobile, and Yahoo! At Staubach, Mr. Yates earned the Top Achiever Award in 2006 and the Innovation Award in 2007. Prior to joining the Staubach team, Mr. Yates worked for Moran, Stahl & Boyer as a Site Selection Consultant.
Mr. Yates received his Bachelor of Science in Economics at Messiah College. He is a Six Sigma Greenbelt, and holds a real estate license. Mr. Yates has been published multiple times, is a frequent speaker at conferences, and is an active member of the Site Selection Guild.