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Data Centers

Industry in the Era of the Electron

Courtland Robinson, Energy & Location Strategist,  (Q1 2024)

Growth of the digital economy has put transmission-adjacent properties and the ability to interconnect at the forefront of the site selection process. More

Manufacturing Momentum Is Building

Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor (Q1 2024)

A desire to bring manufacturing closer to the consumer, recent federal funding initiatives, as well as access to a skilled workforce and reliable power among other advantages have converged to spur growth in construction of U.S. manufacturing fa More

Elite Workforce, Strategic Investments Help Virginia Score Major Wins

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q4 2023)

From data centers to vertical farming to banking, a cross-section of industry is continuing to choose to locate and expand in Virginia, a state that provides them with a top-notch workforce. More

In Focus: AI’s Influence on Data Center Growth

Andy Cvengros, Managing Director, Brokerage, JLL and Matt Landek, Managing Director, Data Center and Telecom, JLL (Q4 2023)

The use of AI is driving a surge in demand for computing power and the development of more data centers, which, in turn, have an increasing need for reliable power and water. More

The Data Center Odyssey in Mexico

Maribel Gaytán, Strategic Consultant, Cushman & Wakefield (Q4 2023)

Its strategic location, available real estate, and skilled workforce are among the advantages that have made Mexico a hub of data center activity. More

Data Center Sites: What’s Your Connection?

Tom Croteau, Senior Managing Director, Maxis Advisors (Q2 2023)

Those seeking a location for a data center need to consider fiber connectivity, access to power, cooling capabilities, risk mitigation, and security, among key requirements. More

Trends in Data Center Site Selection

Pat Lynch, Executive Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group (DCSG), CBRE and Josh Ruttner, Senior Research Analyst, Data Center Solutions, CBRE (Q2 2022)

A lack of space and developable land as well as power constraints will continue to drive data center site selection, with sustainability considerations and emerging technologies becoming increasingly important factors. More

In Focus: The Future of Sustainability in Real Estate

Kristin Mueller, COO, JLL Property Management (Q4 2021)

As they realize the impact the built world has on the environment, companies are increasingly transitioning to cleaner, greener facilities and operations. More

Latest Trends in the Industrial Real Estate Sector Here to Stay

John Dettleff, Senior Managing Director, Brokerage, JLL (Q2 2021)

The industrial real estate sector is experiencing a complete transformation brought about by changes in the retail sector, warehouse design, and supply chains. More

Siting Next-Generation Data Centers

Courtney Dunbar, Site Selection & Economic Development Leader, Burns & McDonnell and Robert Bonar, Mission-Critical & Data Center Development Leader, Burns & McDonnell (Q2 2021)

Although the attributes for data center development continue to evolve, environmental and zoning issues; transportation, telecom, and power needs; and available labor are still important considerations. More

Pandemic Fuels Data Center Growth

Dave Fanning, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)

With employees working remotely, school being held virtually, and everyone being entertained via the Internet during the COVID-19 crisis, growth of these mission-critical facilities accelerated and will continue to do so. More

In Focus: Increased Data Center Growth Driven by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Rechtin, Partner, Data Center Services , Seyfarth (Q3 2020)

With technology infiltrating almost all aspects of our lives, more and more data needs to be processed and stored. More

The Impacts of Data and Future Technologies on Data Center Site Selection

Pat Lynch, Executive Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group (DCSG), CBRE (Q2 2020)

Pat Lynch, Senior Managing Director, Data Center Solutions, CBRE, spoke with Area Development about the data center market and site selection process at our 2019 Houston Consultants Forum. More

Assembling the Right Site Selection Team

Taylor Gravois, Principal, CSRS, Inc. and Ron Crum, Practice Leader - Industrial Site Selection, CSRS, Inc. (Q2 2020)

Populating your site selection team with the experts critical to your particular project will lead to a successful location decision. More

Data Centers Continue to Evolve

Jason Shepard, Managing Principal, Cresa Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) (Q1 2020)

Consolidation, the adoption of cloud services, edge computing and hybrid colocation are among the latest trends affecting the data center industry. More

Risk Assessment: The Key to Successful Data Center Planning and Design

Mike Zarrilli, Executive Director, Data Center Solutions, Johnson Controls (Q4 2019)

Those planning a data center facility must consider not only geographic and security risks, but also the threat presented by acoustics from fire suppression and other systems. More

Defining Key Siting Criteria Will Lead to a Perfect Location Match

Ron Crum, Practice Leader - Industrial Site Selection, CSRS, Inc. and Taylor Gravois, Principal, CSRS, Inc. (Q2 2019)

If site selectors take the time to identify and communicate their key criteria to economic developers — who take the time to listen — the end result will be a perfect match! More

How to Build a Data Center and Keep the Lights On

Steven Cooke, Managing Director, USA West Region, Linesight (Data Centers 2019)

The data center building process is extremely complex, requiring careful planning with input from experts in wide-ranging fields. More

Edge Planning Considerations in Data Center Development

Allen Tucker, Managing Director and Leader of Mid-Atlantic Data Center Solutions, JLL and Chris Curtis, SVP, Development and Acquisitions, Compass Datacenters (Data Centers 2019)

Low-latency requirements, which surpass the capabilities of centralized cloud-delivered services and data centers, have given rise to the need for smaller data centers, deployed at the edge of their networks. More

Due Diligence in Today’s Site Selection World

Sarah White, Director, Quest Site Solutions (Q4 2018)

You’ve made your list — now check it twice for ownership issues and site suitability, as well as workforce and financial considerations. More

Avoid Costly Data Center Blunders

Todd Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Solutions, Transwestern and C. Andrew Marcus, National Director, Data Center Solutions, Transwestern (Data Centers 2018)

Investors, operators, and end-users alike must identify true costs and investigate available options before committing to a new or existing strategy in the rapidly evolving data center industry. More

Use Dictates the Parameters in Data Center Design and Construction

Chris Kincaid, Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Stream Data Centers (Data Centers 2018)

How does an experienced data center developer meet the challenges of today’s diverse design and construction requirements? More

The Surge of Hyperscale Data Centers

Will Steffens, Principal, Sugarloaf Associates LLC and Timothy Comerford, Senior Vice President, Biggins Lacy Shapiro (Data Centers 2018)

Large content enterprise users are building data center complexes around the world, with nearly half in the U.S., and many in secondary markets. More

Credit & Incentive Trends in Landing a Data Center

Christine Bustamante, National Co-Leader, Global Location and Expansion Services, State and Local Tax, KPMG LLP and Erica Fowler-Johnson, Manager, State and Local Tax, KPMG (Data Centers 2017)

Tax incentives have played a key role in differentiating potential data center facility locations. More

Tackling The Risk Factors of Third-Party Data Centers

Sean Brady, Managing Director, Tenant Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield (Data Centers 2017)

Third-party data center users need to assemble an experience team — including IT professionals, engineers, real estate advisors, attorneys, and others — to help reduce risks on all fronts. More

Six Factors to Consider When Selecting a Location for a Mission-Critical Data Center

Mark Bauer, Managing Director and Co-Lead Data Center Solutions , JLL (Data Centers 2017)

When searching for a location for their next data center, companies need to take a holistic view of the process, prioritizing and balancing all the factors involved in site selection. More

Data Center Outsourcing Trending Up

Kristina Metzger, Advisory & Transaction Services, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE  and Jeff West, Research Director, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE (Data Centers 2017)

Corporate data center sales volume is on the rise as enterprise moves to colocation and the cloud continue. More

Utility Companies: Powerful Economic Development Partners

Josh Bays, Senior Partner, Site Selection Group, LLC (Directory 2017)

Utility economic development organizations can bring a lot to the table during the corporate location process, especially in terms of technical expertise along with strategic and project-level funding. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #4: Occupancy OR Construction Costs

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2016)

It’s easy to see why occupancy or construction costs are a factor that a lot of people are keeping an eye on...these costs are trending upward. More

Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center Demand

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2016)

The rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space. More

In Focus: To Address Energy Goals, Remember the Building Envelope

Darlene Pope, Senior Vice President, JLL Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL (Q3 2016)

A preventative approach from the outside in draws on roofs, walls, and windows to save energy. More

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director , Ginovus (Q1 2016)

Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT. More

The C-Suite Perspective on Data Center Location

Kristina Metzger, Advisory & Transaction Services, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE  and James McCarthy, Advisory & Transaction Services, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE (Data Centers 2016)

Allowing ample time for evaluation, while weighing risks against costs, will result in choosing the optimum data center location. More

Data Center Development and Financing Strategies

Gregory Burkart and Laca Wong-Hammond, Managing Directors, Duff & Phelps, LLC and Stephen E. Friedberg, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Data Centers 2016)

Industry-specific factors to examine when evaluating data center locations include power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully examine financing strategies for these capital-intensive investments as well. More

Redefining Data Center Resiliency

Rajan Battish, Vice President and Director, Mission Critical Group, CallisonRTKL (Data Centers 2016)

Data center operators, faced with the challenge of providing resiliency for these mission-critical facilities while lowering costs, need to evaluate the TCO. More

Data Center Demand Emerges Throughout New Locations in North America

Area Development Research Desk (Directory 2016)

Data centers are key economic drivers in markets within which they operate, and operators have looked to be more efficient with their locations, expanding into regions with more flexible utility costs, incentives packages or lower taxes. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #9: Energy Availability & Costs Leading Companies To Reshore

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2015)

Competitively priced energy is having a transformative effect on the U.S. economy. More

Expanding the Cloud: The Top Data Center Markets in North America

Area Development Research Desk (Data Centers 2015)

The data center market is seeing high demand and low price. The competitive pricing is due in part to the large number of options available, yet the industry is expected to enjoy 32 percent growth in North America by 2016, ultimately becoming a $14.8 billion market. More

The Changing Landscape of Data Centers

Jason Shepard, Managing Principal, Cresa Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) (Data Centers 2015)

Identifying the type of data center operator and understanding the purpose of the facility are critical to getting the right information to the stakeholders responsible for making a location decision. More

Navigating Data Center Site Selection and Design

Bob Marsh, Director, Turner & Townsend Ferzan Robbins (Data Centers 2015)

Each data center’s design will vary according to its end user, and each developer will have a different mix of priorities — from baseline cost to security and transport links — ensuring that no two projects will be the same. More

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