Dan Foster heads the incentives practice of Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. Mr. Foster has over 20 years of experience managing corporate site selection engagements, business incentives projects, and economic development consulting assignments. His experience and expertise includes domestic and international site selection and location analysis, economic incentives research and acquisition, target industry analysis, program development, and demonstrating the economic and fiscal impacts of a wide variety of projects to both corporations and governments.
Mr. Foster is an expert in the delivery of professional services, with emphasis on responsiveness to clients, rigorous analysis and negotiation strategy and implementation. He has successfully completed over 100 projects for Fortune 1000 companies in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, financial services, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage production and packaging industries. Recent clients include The TriZetto Group, Inc., ServiceSource Corporation, Summit Health, Inc., The Minacs Group, USA, McAfee, Inc., Assurant, Inc., ZF Group North American Operations, Inc., Rieter Automotive North America, Inc, Charles River Laboratories, ITT Electronic Systems, International Federal-Mogul Corporation and the Gannett Corporation.
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services, Mr. Foster was a director in Duff and Phelp’s Business Incentives Group, based in Detroit. He has also previously served as a senior manager and regional practice leader with the credit and incentives practice at Deloitte & Touche, and as a senior manager business for incentives services at Ernst & Young LLP. In addition to Mr. Foster’s core expertise, he has significant experience in advising clients in other areas, including manufacturing rationalization and consolidation, relocation feasibility, strategic cost reduction, large capital investment program management, commercial and industrial site evaluation and due diligence methods, detailed labor market/workforce analysis, and public sector economic development strategies.
Mr. Foster has spoken on a variety of economic development topics at the Tax Executive Institute; New Mexico Governor’s Summit on Economic Development; Expansion Management’s Roundtable in the Rockies; and at various local economic development organizations and Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Foster has also provided expert testimony to the Michigan Senate and House Joint Select Committee on Economic Growth.
Mr. Foster received a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hope College.