Over his more than 40-year career, Les Cranmer has advised the board of directors and management teams of both large-scale corporations and small businesses with decisions relating to performance improvement through location strategies. He has been engaged with over 400 clients including more than 50 organizations with complete business relocation efforts, and over 200 clients with expansion decisions involving new locations. Formerly an architectural firm partner, Fantus Consulting partner, and national director of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Les is nationally recognized for his extensive hands-on experience with physical site and labor advisory, plus his expertise relating to corporate relocation, financial incentives and commercial real estate selections.
Les’s professional expertise covers essentially all corporate facility types including headquarters, back office operations, customer service, shared service support, research and development, data centers, manufacturing, distribution and other special-purpose real estate holdings. Some of his notable clients have included The Associated Press, AT&T, Georgia-Pacific, MasterCard International, Moody’s Investor Services, Porsche, TRW, UPS, and others with real estate holdings in all fifty states.
Les has worked with all state-level Economic Development Organizations, as well as most regional and local EDOs within the United States. In many states, Les has worked with as many as eight newly elected governors and their corresponding policy and administrative changes. Due to his personable client relation skills, excellent reputation and substantial experience, Les is both a pleasure and dynamic force for any client to work with.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Les serves on the editorial advisory board for Area Development Magazine and is regularly featured in multiple national magazines and newspapers as a local expert, including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Business Journal, Site Selection Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Les is also a nationally recognized panelist, moderator and speaker at Real Estate conferences and seminars and has been named one of the top 50 location advisors in the United States by the Consultant Connect organization.
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design
- TJX Companies
- MasterCard & Moody's
- The United Illuminating Company
- Maersk & UPS
- Financial Services
- Nonprofits & Associations