Guild Member Profile

Tara Nicholson

Senior Manager

Deloitte Consulting LLP
Seattle, WA

Tara is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Real Estate & Location Strategy market offering.  She advises clients on how to leverage real estate and location decisions to enter new markets, improve access to talent, reduce risk and decrease structural costs.

With 13 years at Deloitte, Tara has industry experience primarily in Life Sciences (Pharma & Medtech), Technology and Consumer/Retail.  Areas of expertise include market entry strategy, location screening and down-selection, shared service, manufacturing and HQ site selection, operating model design, footprint optimization, labor market analysis, business case development and incentives negotiation.  Tara’s primary area of focus is Global Business Services (GBS) site selection in Americas, APAC and EMEA.

Tara is the lead architect of Deloitte’s proprietary site selection tool (D.Footprint).  She has field experience in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Tara holds a BA, International Relations from Colgate University, MBA, Real Estate & Multinational Management from The Wharton School and MA, International Economics & Latin America Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

North America International
Tech Business Services and HQ Pharma
Medical and Life Sciences Chemicals and Plastics Advanced Manufacturing
BASF Bombardier Dexcom
Facebook Johnson & Johnson Micron
Pfizer Scotia Bank Stryker
Thermo Fisher Vizient Yokohama
Zimmer Biomet

Tara lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two daughters.  She enjoys travel, great food, skiing, boating and hiking.