Data center real estate services for location strategy, management, investments, and valuation

Data center real estate: ensure business continuity and profitability

Data Centers have become a vital component of modern businesses providing technological infrastructure necessary for businesses to function in the digital age. Avison Young’s Team of trusted experts in the field of data center services specialize in delivering data center market strategies for every stage of the data center life cycle.

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True data center real estate services

Our Data Center Advisory Practice utilizes a true consulting approach to provide you with extensive solution options that extend far beyond simple real estate transactions, including market assessments, data center deployment strategies, and financial analysis. Our knowledge of how occupancy costs, site location, fiber optics, and technology trends impact individual businesses—along with our understanding of provider offerings in the market—allows us to provide a unique data center real estate service approach.

We handle requirements ranging from large free-standing data centers to "non-real estate" solutions, such as managed hosting, cloud services, interconnect arrangements and simple rack deployments. We also are involved in emerging technology solutions, such as containerized and modular data centers.

Our unique backgrounds and data center real estate experience allow us to bridge the gap between "traditional" real estate decision-making and the highly evolved complexities of IT real estate today. We align data center strategies with your goals and objectives.

We forge long-term relationships with our clients and go above and beyond, regardless of the size of your need. Our global network and principal-led culture, along with leading thought capital, helps ensure the best possible results for our clients.

Services include:

  • Market analysis
  • Transaction services (sale, lease, wholesale/retail colocation)
  • Site selection
  • Provider selection (outsourcing, managed services, hybrid cloud)
  • Provider representation
  • Project management
  • Valuation services
  • Investment sales
  • Debt & Equity service

Data center real estate insights

U.S. data center update

In an increasingly interconnected world driven by technology, the significance of data centers becomes more pronounced than ever before. The rapid expansion of cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, streaming services, and a myriad of other technological breakthroughs relentlessly propels the need for cutting-edge data centers to unprecedented levels. Consequently, gaining a profound comprehension of this rapidly maturing industry becomes imperative in order to stay at the forefront of innovation and remain ahead of the curve.

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How does data center real estate differ from other property types?

Data centers are wildly different from other types of real estate in a variety of ways. Read about a few of the sectors’ many idiosyncrasies.

Learn more about the unique and growing data center real estate sector

Data-driven: new technologies fueling the rise of data centers

Understanding growth of this magnitude can be a challenge without some understanding of where that data’s coming from, and while there are far too many contributors to mention, this article explores some of the recent and emerging technologies that are driving unprecedented demand for data center real estate.

Find out more about the technologies powering the data center real estate sector

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Data center real estate contacts

Howard Berry

    • Principal, Director, Data Center Solutions
    • Data Centers
[email protected]

Erika Kim

    • Regional Creative Director, Marketing - West U.S.
    • Consulting & Advisory
    • Landlord Representation
    • Marketing
[email protected]

Dina Gouveia

    • Market Intelligence Manager, West Region
    • Market Intelligence
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