As Senior Managing Director of Location Strategy with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Rajeev Thakur is focused on market entry strategy, domestic and global location strategy, portfolio optimization and real estate advisory services. Rajeev has managed and completed location strategy and site selection engagements for clients across many industries including manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, back office and call centers and headquarters in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Select clients include eClerx, Enbridge, Entergy, Citigroup, Capital One, Nordic Windpower, Computershare, TriZetto, Starwood, Hancock Bank, Soitec, American Express, Bank of America, Pfizer, Cadila Pharmaceutical (India), Booz Allen Hamilton, Aon Insurance, Deloitte (India), and American Red Cross. Rajeev is also engaged in developing target industry and business attraction strategies for economic development agencies across the United States.
Prior to joining NGKF, Rajeev was a management consultant in Deloitte’s Global Strategy & Operations practice. Prior to becoming a consultant, Rajeev had a career as an architect and urban planning consultant and managed large commercial mixed use development projects in South and Southeast Asia.
Rajeev received his Masters of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, Netherlands, concentrating in corporate finance. Rajeev also received a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with concentration in economic development, and a Bachelor of Arts from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India, with focus on urban design.