200+ Senior-Level Commercial Real Estate Executives to Attend Data Center Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendance continues to build for the inaugural Greater New York Data Center Summit, which will be on November 29 at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York City. This high-level information and networking conference, produced by CapRate Events, LLC, will bring together a combination of commercial real estate executives, technology service providers and corporate end-users to discuss the myriad of opportunities and challenges in data center real estate.

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New trends and patterns in data center investment, development, financing, management and operations will be discussed. Expert Speakers include: Brian Doricko, Digital Realty Trust; Jonathan Atkin, RBC Capital Markets; Tim Huffman, Colliers International; Jim Kerrigan Grubb & Ellis Company; Michael J. Pembroke, Russo Development; Patrick K. Shelly, Rudin Management Company, Inc.; and Thomas Traugott, The LeFrak Organization.

Conference sponsors include: Mintz Levin, Russo Development and Telx.  

The Greater New York Data Center Summit will raise key themes in data center investment, development and finance, including: What are the unique types of debt capital available for data center investment, development and repositioning of existing assets? Who are the most active equity players and what are their return requirements? Have equity sources become more selective in recent months? What are the unique data center demands of the region’s financial firms in today’s environment?

“The cloud, SaaS, social media, mobile applications, high frequency trading – the bricks and mortar underpinning them all is data center real estate, which has become a vibrant, exciting, and stable asset class but not one for the uninitiated,” according to Thomas Traugott, Regional Leasing Director, Commercial Real Estate – Newport, The LeFrak Organization. “The Greater New York Data Center Summit will highlight the unique challenges and opportunities to exploit in the New York Metro market.”

Attending firms include: ABRY Partners, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blackrock, CBRE, DH Capital, IO, Sentinel Data Centers, T5 Data Centers and Tishman Construction. To view the complete list of attending firms: http://apartmentsummit.com/nydata/?page_id=51  

To view the conference agenda: http://apartmentsummit.com/nydata/?page_id=46  

For additional information or to register: http://apartmentsummit.com/nydata/  

CapRate Events, LLC is a new media platform for commercial real estate. With well-attended and thought-provoking conferences and webinars, the business-to-business media firm has emerged as the new national leader in commercial real estate informational services. CapRate Events, LLC has 20 conferences and webinars planned for 2012 in the various property types. For additional information, or to get involved: www.cre-events.com.

SOURCE CapRate Events, LLC



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