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Gregory Burkart

Managing Director and Global Head of the Site Selection and Incentives Advisory Practice

Duff & Phelps
Southfield, MI

Greg is the Managing Director and Global Head of the Site Selection and Incentives Advisory Practice for Duff & Phelps in Detroit. With 23 years of experience in site selection, Greg leads a team of 15 professionals located throughout the U.S., which serves more than 125 clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 10 clients.

Greg goes above and beyond for his clients, reaching beyond the material published on websites and in promotional materials. Duff & Phelps develops innovative solutions to complete a capital stack or enhance a client’s performance metrics. For example, Duff & Phelps partner with developers and communities to implement TIF, CDBG, NMTC, and brownfield incentives.

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED
North America
Industries
Energy Medical and Life Sciences Financial
Food and Beverage Media Real Estate
PAST CLIENTS
Project Northstar Project Kinetic Project Jefferson
Project D’Antonio Project Chariot Project Washington
Project Madison Project Rainboots
PERSONAL NOTE

For 23 years, Greg has advised corporate clients seeking new locations or consolidating existing operations. For the first four years of his career, Greg served in the public sector as Vice President of the Michigan Strategic Fund and the Director of International & National Business Development. During the past 19 years, he has been a principal at Big Four accounting firm and OF Counsel at a global law firm. Currently, Greg serves as the practice leader of Duff & Phelps LLC’s Site Selection & Incentive Advisory and the City Leader in Detroit.

In addition to his private practice, he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Michigan State University as well as written and lectured extensively about site selection topics including workforce development, business climate, and economic development incentives. While an adjunct professor, Greg participated in the study, “Chasing the Past or Investing in Our Future.”

Greg received his B.S. in Economics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and his J.D. from St. Louis University. Greg was a Distinguished Miltary Graduate and after law school served on active duty in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps from 1988 to 1992. During his free time, Greg enjoys sharing the natural wonders of Northern Michigan’s four seasons with family, friends, and colleagues.

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