In a bid to capture a greater share of the growing data center business, CBRE announced it is launching a specialized brokerage service targeting data centers, according to Data Center Dynamics.
The new data center brokerage business will be led by SVP Kristina Metzger, who spent nine years at the company’s Data Centre Solutions (DCS) division. It is aimed at investors who are interested in “alternative property types.”
“Demand for data centre investment has never been greater as aggressive foreign capital, institutional investors and infrastructure funds have started targeting the asset class,” Metzger said.
According to the company, more than $12bn was invested into North American data centres in 2018 alone.
CBRE already manages and maintains more than 800 data centers worldwide on behalf of its customers.