Experts in Site Selection / Economic Development Incentives info@ginovus.com 317.819.0888

LESLIE WAGNER, SENIOR PRINCIPAL

BIO

Leslie leads clients through the location modeling, site selection, and incentive procurement process. Her work includes managing new facility development, expansion, consolidation, and relocation of Fortune 500, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, and information technology clients. Leslie has successfully closed transactions resulting in over $570 million in capital investment and over 8,000 new jobs. Her expertise in negotiating and coordinating initiatives with economic development organizations, while synchronizing activities with government agencies provides a significant advantage to Ginovus clients throughout North America.

Leslie brings over 25 years of experience to Ginovus clients in commercial real estate, project management, and development planning activities for governmental and not-for-profit companies. Leslie worked with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as a project manager and is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national economic development events, and has authored articles in publications across the United States and Canada. Leslie provides council on community redevelopment, planning, job creation and retention, infrastructure, research and development, regulatory environment, and economic development incentive programs.

 

BACKGROUND

  • B.A., Business Administration,  Franklin College
  • Graduate, The Economic Development Institute, International Economic Development Council, University of Oklahoma
  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame inductee

PUBLICATIONS

 

EVENTS

  • October 2019 – Presenting, “Responding Effectively to an RFI” at the Indiana Economic Development Association’s 2019 IEDA Practitioner’s Guide to Economic Development event in Bloomington, IN.
  • September 2019 – Moderated the panel, “What You Donut Know About Indianapolis’ Donut Counties” for IndyCREW, Indianapolis, IN.
  • July 2019 – Presented “Women in Economic Development” for Radius Indiana
  • June 2019 – Presented “Data Centers” at the Indiana Economic Development Association – Explore Southern Indiana Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • May 2019 – Participated in a panel discussion on “The Role of Real Estate in Local Government” at the Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference, Lebanon, IN.
  • May 2019 – Presented “2019 Economic Development Trends” to One Southern Indiana, the chamber of commerce and economic development organization which serves Clark and Floyd counties, Sellersburg, IN.
  • April 2019 – Participated in the Indy FAM tour put on by Indy Partnership, a Regional Economic Development Partnership Representing 9 Counties in Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN.
  • April 2019 – Participated in the Business Facilities LiveXchange, a premier event for corporate site selectors, Dallas, TX.
  • March 2019 – Presented, “Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going: Incentives for New Distribution Centers” at the Industrial Asset Management Council, Dallas, TX.
  • January 2019 – Attended the Experience Greater Phoenix:  Waste Management Phoenix Open, Phoenix, AZ. 

INTERESTS

  • Board Member, IndyCREW
  • Passionate about mentoring young people
  • Loves sports – especially outdoors