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Helping you make the right decisions on data center solutions

A global team of elite professionals specializing in the delivery of precise real estate solutions for mission-critical users, owners and environments.

As global technology rapidly changes, the demand for data center space is increasing at an accelerated rate. Scalability, reliability, and security are always the focus, but the costs are substantially high, making the right financial decisions crucial.

As seasoned data center advisors, we provide strategic advice and real estate services to occupiers, landlords, investors, and operators. Our multi-disciplined team serves clients of all sizes and industries. Every client requirement is unique; we have the experience to develop long-term strategies that drive wise investment decisions across all real estate requirements.

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Focused on technical requirements and best practices, we undertake strategy, benchmarking and lifecycle cost analysis across each engagement to find opportunities that will drive down operational costs, while advising on real estate strategies.
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Cushman & Wakefield's Global Data Center Advisory Group has been involved in over $9 Billion of data center transactions globally. Real estate is undeniably a local business; and this is especially true of data centers. At the same time, our clients are global in their perspective and needs. Our team can think globally and act locally, bringing best practices and local market knowledge through our extensive world-wide network.

 

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World Class Data Center Expertise

Our team provides strategic advice and real estate services to data center occupiers, operators, and investors through an elite group of dedicated data center team members in 12 countries with an average of over 30 years of experience each.

Robust and Specialize Processes and Procedures

Mission critical environments are different from tradition real estate. By servicing the most demanding data center clients in world, our group has amassed a library of best practices and proven processes to acquire and dispose of data center assets.

Global Thinking, twinned with Local Execution

Our clients are global in their perspectives and needs. Our team can think globally and act locally, bringing best practices and local market knowledge through our extensive world-wide network.

Meet the team

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Randy Borron

Vice Chairman, Office
Toronto, Canada


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Brad Henderson
Brad Henderson

Broker
Toronto, Canada


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Michael Borron

Associate Vice President
Toronto, Canada


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Services Provided

Site Selection
Our process is customized to each client’s project approval process, and the real estate and technical requirement itself. We work collaboratively from the outset to fully assets and understand the assignment and use a proprietary scorecard to rank and order locations, whether it’s a local service facility or a large scale operation.
Transaction Management
Successful transaction management begins with a concise and measurable timeline. From the first stage of developing the full requirement to the final stage of lease execution, we maintain customized reporting standards ensuring seamless transitions from beginning to end.
Agency Leasing
Our agency leasing strategy is multidisciplinary and our goal is to achieve the greatest value for our clients in the shortest amount of time. We develop a customized leasing and marketing strategy and implement with a variety of approaches.
Facilities Management
Globally, we draw on the practical experience of our in-house management and engineering personnel to deepen our technical knowledge to these facilities, from air conditioning and environmental controls to power sources and everything in between.
Project Management / Build-Out
The project management program of our group helps ensure cost effective execution of capital plans for the construction and occupancy of data centers. We add value through a consistent and professional approach.
Market Research
Our approach to market intelligence is grounded in our specialist brokers, on the ground, doing the work. Members of our team provide the foundation for market research as they work with clients in these markets to make informed business decisions on the procurement of colocation and data center assets.
Incentives
Tax exposure is the least understood Total Cost of Occupancy component of data center deployments. We bring a team of experts to the project early in the process to help guide in the selection of commercial properties for sale and financial incentives in the data center market.
Portfolio Optimization
We develop and execute strategies on lowering portfolio costs, increasing data center resiliency and compliance, and providing more flexibility for agility and cloud readiness.
Colocation Acquisition & Disposition
Whether you’re running a small private data center or building a colocation facility for large amounts of cloud based data storage, we use our expert local knowledge and global agency network to identify suitable sites and carry out due diligence to ensure that the location meets all your goals.

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