NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City commercial real estate owners will discuss data center investments & operations at the inaugural Greater New York Data Center Summit on November 29. Data Center Owners Telx, IO, Digital Realty Trust, Sentinel Data Centers, and others will attend this high-level information and networking conference.
Driven by the end-user's desire to have data infrastructure in close proximity to corporate offices, will future investment and development shift to urban settings, and what's required? The conference will feature a special New York and urban data center panel moderated by Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Panelists include: Patrick K. Shelly, Assistant Vice President, Rudin Management Company, Inc. and Thomas Traugott, Regional Leasing Director, Commercial Real Estate – Newport, The LeFrak Organization. The panelists will address key themes, including: Repositioning of existing assets in urban locations (office, retail, industrial and other property types) to data centers and requirements related to the building's IT/fiber infrastructure, ceiling height requirements, security, and cooling system(s). Should current office and retail owners lease space to data center firms as a way to boost NOI in the current economic recovery period? What are the advantages of the urban data center setting? How are landlords working with IT firms and technology service providers (fiber, power, cooling) in the repositioning of an asset? Have owners capitalized on the growth of data centers and the new digital society?
Recent speaker additions include: Joshua Vallario, Data Center Manager, BlackRock; Glen Neville, P.E., LEED AP, Director | Global Product Owner Critical Systems/U&EM, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (GLS) – Global Logistics Services; Dennis Julian, PE, ATD, DCEP, Principal, Integrated Design Group; Douglas C. Webster, Managing Director, Signal Hill Capital Group; C. J. Brucato, Partner, ABRY Partners; and Michael J. Pembroke, Senior Vice President – Leasing and Marketing, Russo Development.
Attending firms include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CBRE, Colliers International, Grubb & Ellis Company, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank and RBC Capital Markets. 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/
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