Head of Retail Consulting, Americas • United States
A trusted leader by influence and example, Jim Kierski pursues and develops creative solutions and informative models to enhance portfolio strategy. An architect of sophisticated modeling techniques, Jim blends critical thinking, complex analytics, and data visualization to understand and communicate the opportunities within a portfolio. His understanding of business drivers and real estate dynamics ensures the solutions are actionable and consider every aspect of the company’s real estate strategy and capital deployment. Jim ensures there is a science to real estate decision making when presenting the results of his data-driven approach to clients’ senior leadership teams, and internal and external partners. Moreover, Jim improves daily operations of our full service real estate services by providing input on how to use technology to improve standardization of tools, reporting and decision support.
Jim has more than 20 years of experience in real estate strategy and market analytics with an emphasis on relating location and technology. Prior experience includes his role as Senior Director of Real Estate at Save-A-Lot food stores, where he led new store market planning, new and existing store sales projections, portfolio asset management, and facilities maintenance and energy. During this time Jim was involved in location and competitive intelligence, risk management, optimizing capital investments, expense reduction, and project management leveraging deep technical experience in GIS, Alteryx, and various real estate software packages. Before his tenure with Save-A-Lot, Jim began his career as a production coordinator and researcher for the flagship Road Atlas product at Rand McNally.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO – MA, Geography