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Darin Buelow


Deloitte Consulting LLP
Greater Chicago, IL

Darin is Deloitte Consulting’s US practice leader for Real Estate & Location Strategy, and Deloitte’s global leader for Location Strategy. With over 25 years of experience in site selection, facilities deployment, and incentives negotiation services, Darin helps clients with their most strategic and complex site selection and footprint optimization challenges.

He is known for generating strategies that transform structural costs, improve access to talent, and penetrate new global markets by optimizing location and footprint decisions.

North America
Energy IT Automotive
Medical and Life Sciences Financial Advanced Manufacturing
Food and Beverage

A particular focus of Darin’s career has been capital-intensive manufacturing site selection projects, including those in the automotive, technology, steel, tire, chemicals, paper, and other utility and infrastructure intensive sectors. He is also known for guiding clients with labor-intensive manufacturing, assembly, back office, R&D, and engineering deployments, including scores of large-scale projects (in excess of 1,000 jobs each).

Darin is a frequent speaker, author, and contributor on the topics of global location strategy, footprint analytics, and economic development issues.