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Meet Darin Buelow

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Darin Buelow is a principal and the national leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Real Estate & Location Strategy practice. He has over 20 years of experience in providing facility, supply chain and location solutions to clients. His services and strategies have guided over 200 major corporations with the deployment of people, facility assets and equipment around the world. Darin’s experience includes global location strategy, supply chain strategy, site selection, labor market analysis, footprint rationalization, distribution network management, incentives negotiations and real estate strategy and implementation. He has provided services for major corporations in the technology, consumer business, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace, food, paper and retail industries and directly negotiates incentives and inducements for deployment projects. Darin’s experience extends to functions across the enterprise, from production and distribution to back office, corporate headquarters, R&D and shared services operations. His location experience includes site selection and negotiations across the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Being in the right place with the right assets is critical to winning new customers, attracting talent and keeping costs low. For nearly 20 years, Darin Buelow has been dedicated to helping organizations in their efforts to effectively deploy people, facilities and equipment.

Darin has worked with organizations to help them in their efforts to develop domestic and global location strategies; advocate supply chain strategy programs; implement site selection solutions that anticipate market changes; relentlessly negotiate incentives and inducements that reduce costs and risk; develop labor market analytics and insights to guide corporate deployments; built footprint optimization models to rationalize where corporate functions are deployed; and integrate real estate strategy and implementation to unlock value across the enterprise.

Darin’s experience with and knowledge of corporate deployment strategy includes such components as manufacturing, headquarters, R&D, retail, data center, call center and shared service center. Darin is a frequent speaker, panelist and author on footprint optimization, location strategy and economic development trends. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Area Development.

Organizations and affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Member, Industrial Asset Management Council
  • Member, Site Selector’s Guild

Industry focus

Market offering

Latest media hits

What’s the right global footprint for you?
Supply & Demand Chain Executive | October 16, 2012
Darin discusses business's global economic footprints.

Is China still manufacturing's shining star
American Manufacturing | June 2012
Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Darin Buelow, principal, Josh Timberlake, senior manager and Neale Rath, manager, share their insights on changing environment of China’s manufacturing sector.

Is your corporate footprint stuck in the mud?
Industry Today | March 28, 2012
Deloitte consultants Darin Buelow, Matt Szuhaj, Josh Timberlake and Matt Adams state that by evaluating their footprints more holistically, companies can efficiently and effectively position assets and strike a balance between market access, talent availability, risk mitigation and cost containment.

My career high

Helping a renewable energy leader in its efforts to find the optimal location to expand globally with a first-of-its-kind investment — one that will change the nature of the industry itself.

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