Guild Member Profile
Senior Managing Director
Rajeev Thakur leads the site selection and location intelligence practice at JLL for the Western United States.
In his last role at BeyondHQ, a prop-tech startup, Rajeev digitized the site selection process into an application for end-users. Prior to that at Newmark, he led the Global Knowledge Center in addition to his work in location strategy. Rajeev has managed and completed major location strategy and site selection engagements for clients across many industries including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology as well as functions such as logistics, back-office, shared services, headquarters in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. He also engages in developing target industry and business attraction strategies for economic development organizations across the United States.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED
|Energy||IT||Business Services and HQ|
|Dropbox||New York Times||Willis Towers Watson|
More recently Rajeev has done extensive analysis of the technology workforce and the potential of establishing development centers in secondary markets as competition in Silicon Valley makes it unsustainable for small and mid-sized companies to scale there.
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. Rajeev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Simantini.