Doane Kelly


Professional Expertise

Doane Kelly leads the KLG Advisors team of consultants at Savills that serves corporate clients by quantitatively answering the principal questions: “Where? And why?” The team specializes in four core practice areas: Workforce Planning, Location Strategy and Site Selection, Portfolio Optimization, and Acquisition of Business Incentives. In addition to guiding the team’s visions, operations, and business development efforts, Doane also brings his leadership and expertise to all engagements, and remains deeply involved in the incentive acquisition practice. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Doane is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on all aspects of corporate location strategy. He was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2018.

Preceding KLG’s acquisition by Savills in 2015, Doane owned and led KLG Advisors as an independent company for 22 years, serving blue chip clients from all major sectors and industries across the globe.

Prior to establishing KLG, Doane served as Executive Vice President at Moran, Stahl & Boyer, where he led the firm’s management consulting practice, specializing in business mobility. He began his career at Philips Corporation, where he served in a number of capacities, including leading integration initiatives.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

Doane is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.

Direct Number

+1 212 326 8676



New York

Office Number

+1 212 326 1000


  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts, Government and Politics - Quantitative Analysis 


  • Investment Banking 
  • Financial Services 
  • Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)

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