About Us

A Product Combining Expertise with Technology

We connect companies and communities directly. With our years of experience helping companies find the right location, we have built new technology to enhance our searches.

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Duff & Phelps

Site Selection and Incentives Advisory

Duff & Phelps has a proven track record of assisting companies with location strategies in the U.S. and around the globe.

Our world-class site selection and economic development specialists identify clusters of a skilled workforce and find dynamic communities that attract and retain talented employees.

  • Established in 1934
  • Site Selection & Incentive Expertise
  • 3,500 Employees and 28 Countries
  • 200+ Closed Transactions
  • Local Contacts
  • Entrepreneurs to Fortune 10 Clients
  • Raise Return on Investment
  • New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Consulting
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Highlights

  • Experience
  • Clients Served
  • Incentives
  • 23+ years
  • Over 125
  • $3.2+ billion

Gregory Burkart

Managing Director and Global Head of the Site Selection and Incentives Advisory Practice

Duff & Phelps

About

Greg specializes in identifying and securing sites that meet the current and futures needs of clients, and structuring and negotiating government-sponsored economic development incentives packages. Over the past few years, Greg has managed projects with capital investment exceeding $10.1 billion for which he has obtained $3.2 billion of incentives for his clients.

Greg received his B.S. in economics, with honors, from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and his J.D. from St. Louis University. He also has been a visiting adjunct professor at Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute in East Lansing, Michigan where he participated in the study, "Changing the Past or Investing in Our Future." In addition, Greg has advised four governors about their transition plans and economic development policies as well as testified in front of joint sessions of the Texas and Michigan Legislatures.

Engagement Highlights

  • After conducting a 26-state site search, our team negotiated an incentive package for a manufacturer. The project created 1,200 jobs and entailed new capital investment of $750 million. The state and local community offered incentives valued at $195 million of which $85 million was cash grants and cash-equivalents.
  • Our team assisted a large manufacturer of lithium ion batteries. The project created 400 jobs and entailed a capital investment of $290 million. Our team helped the company negotiate state incentives of $125 million which served as leverage for an additional $145 million of grant dollars from federal sources.
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StageXchange

Deal Management Platform

StageXchange is a private equity deal management platform designed to accelerate capital raising by streamlining the due diligence process for. The StageXchange platform meets the needs of a broad range of domestic and international clients including large institutional investors, family offices and accredited investors. Stage has provided services to over 1,000 clients.

  • Tech Startup
  • Robust Deal Management Platform
  • Technology Expertise
  • Built Marketplaces for Private Equity, M&A and VC Sectors
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Highlights

  • Experience
  • Clients Served
  • Acquisitions
  • 20+ years
  • Over 200
  • $100+ million

Keith Hopkins

Founder & CEO

StageXchange

About

20 years plus experience in Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and most recently a founder and CEO of StageXchange a successful fintech company. Hopkins has substantial experience conducting due diligence and advising senior management. Real Estate and construction experience ranging from site selection and distressed assets to being recruited to sit on the Investment Committee at Sama Dubai, the international property development arm of Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed. In this role, Hopkins was in charge of reviewing feasibility analyses of billion-dollar development projects located across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. After the collapse of Lehman in 2008, Hopkins returned to Florida where he successfully founded a private investment company focused on distressed residential real estate in SWFL. In 2011 with the backing of a Canadian VC firm, Hopkins launched Canus Capital in anticipation of the wave of foreclosed properties expected to hit the market. Under Hopkins leadership, Canus delivered a 20% + IRR to equity investors.

Hopkins has been a guest lecturer at the Urban Land Institute, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University. He also served as an Advisor in the MPS Real Estate program at Georgetown University.