Full Name
Bob Hess
Job Title
Vice Chairman, Global Corporate Services
Newmark Knight Frank
Speaker Bio
Robert Hess is a Vice Chairman within Newmark Knight Frank’s Global Corporate Services 1,000-person, multi-service platform. He is Team Leader for its global business and real estate practice branded as Global Strategy and responsible for strategy development, quality assurance, business development, and client service. He is a preeminent, sought-after service provider and respected leader in corporate location strategy and site selection. He has conducted over 275 assignments in North America and globally, including mega-facility projects in Asia, Europe and Mexico.
Other past experience includes his role as a co-founder and Consulting Partner with Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Supply Chain Business Consulting Group and long-term tenure with Deloitte’s Fantus Location Strategies service line (formerly PHH Fantus), a specialty practice known for industry leading strategic facility planning, global location strategy, site selection, incentive negotiations and real estate advisory services.
Strategy and operations experience include supply chain planning, distribution network optimization, manufacturing rationalization and consolidation, relocation and stay-go feasibility, strategic cost reduction, large capital investment program management, commercial and industrial site evaluation and due diligence methods, detailed labor market/workforce analysis, and complex infrastructure driven incentive negotiations.
Bob Hess