Guild Member Profile

Gary Yates


Atlanta, GA

A highly accomplished and enterprising location selection executive with global location expertise. Domestic and international experience in project management, sales, analysis, and strategy. Proven aptitude for providing consulting services with an emphasis on client engagement and product delivery. Excels at ensuring optimal geographic locations for businesses across varied industries, with focus on workforce issues and demographic trends. A visionary leader who leverages exemplary analytical, organizational, and communication skills to provide sustainable business solutions while maintaining industry-leading standards of excellence.

Gary built his career at JLL, the Staubach Company, and Moran, Stahl & Boyer.

North America
Data Centers Education Aerospace, Aeronautics and Aviation
Forestry, Minerals, Metal Electronics Paper
Real Estate Media Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Apparel Food and Beverage R&D
Advanced Manufacturing Financial Chemicals and Plastics
Medical and Life Sciences Pharma Business Services and HQ
Automotive IT Energy

Yates received his Bachelor of Science in Economics at Messiah College. He is a Six Sigma Greenbelt, and holds a Georgia real estate license. Yates has been published multiple times, is a frequent speaker at conferences, and is an active member of the Site Selectors Guild.