Data centre solutions

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Data centres: all you need to know

Data centres are a complex, dynamic part of the real estate sector, and are both challenging and commercially promising. CBRE provides advice on the management, development, financing, leasing, renovation, purchase and sale of this type of asset. With our market expertise, local knowledge and international collaboration, we’re able to help our clients unify their accommodation and digital strategy. We combine our knowledge of real estate and technology to support our customers every step of the way.

Occupants

Data centres provide the very foundation for our digital infrastructure. For many technology and other companies, they are therefore also a critical component of their IT and accommodation strategy. However, these two aspects are all too often not aligned with each other. CBRE helps data centre end users to develop and implement their digital strategy, covering everything from site selection to operation, and project management to uptime maximisation.

Owners, investors and developers

CBRE also provides integrated support to data centre owners, investors and developers, helping them to achieve their commercial goals while avoiding risks. We investigate the feasibility of projects and guide the investment, transaction, construction or transformation process. In addition, we can find buyers for your property, or alternatively, a financial backer for your development project. Thanks to the expertise and experience of our Capital Markets team, you can count on structurally better returns on purchases and sales.

National and international services

Our specialised Data Centre department works closely with CBRE teams throughout Europe, including Digital Advisory in London – the world’s largest data centre consultancy and research department. This means we’re able to provide international expertise without sacrificing our local market knowledge. In addition to this, our cross-border team CBRE Global Workplace Solutions manages global data centres belonging to major international technology companies, covering every aspect from sustainability to management, and technical operations to digital strategy.

ESG

ESG is at the top of the agenda in every board room nowadays. The need to align your business with environmental, societal and good governance principles has never been greater. Because they have a relatively large carbon footprint, data centres are subject to special scrutiny. However, with a solid ESG strategy in place, data centres can also contribute to a more sustainable world, for example by reusing excess heat or running on green energy sources. CBRE helps both occupants and developers to achieve their sustainability goals.

2023

Global Data Center Trends 2023

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New technology is driving record demand but power constraints are inhibiting growth

AI and other new technologies are fueling record demand for data centers worldwide, but can the sector add enough capacity amid power constraints and low availability in key markets?

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