Matthew SzuhajManaging Director Deloitte Consulting LLP
Matt was a founding member of Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate & Location Strategy practice. He has over 25 years of experience in domestic and international site selection and development, specializing in global deployment strategy, market entry, footprint optimization, operating model design, supply chain strategy, real estate and site evaluations, infrastructure review, operating costs/conditions analysis, and business incentive and entitlement negotiations.
Geographic Areas Served:
- US and the Americas
Industries or Specialties:
- Life Sciences
- Industrial Products
- Food Processing
- Financial Services
- Consumer Products
Areas of Expertise: A particular focus of Matt’s career has been capital-intensive manufacturing site selection projects, including those in the life sciences, automotive, aerospace, and other utility and infrastructure intensive sectors. Matt is also known for guiding clients with retail, back office, R&D, and engineering deployments. He is a frequent speaker, author, and contributor on the topics of life sciences, cluster development, global location strategy, footprint analytics, and economic development issues.
Matt leads many complex incentives negotiations projects, helping clients reduce costs in both the initial deployment and in ongoing operations. He helps to achieve mutual and positive successes for the companies he represents as well as the communities to which they deploy.
Past Employment: Prior to Deloitte, Matt worked as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser in the greater Chicago area.
Notable Past Clients:
- Republic Steel
- The Gap
- Tory Burch
Education: Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Purdue University and a MBA in Finance, Marketing and Real Estate from Indiana University. He is a member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, California Life Science Association, and the Site Selectors Guild.
Personal: Matt lives in Oakland with his wife and three children.
In the News:
- How 3D Printing Impacts Manufacturing Location Decisions
- What Sways Location Investments for Medical Device Businesses?
- The Rebound of Life Sciences