SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendance is building for the inaugural Northern California Data Center Summit, an informational and networking event produced by CapRate Events, LLC, that is quickly becoming the West Coast data center conference of the year. As of today, more than 100 senior-level commercial real estate and data center technology infrastructure executives have registered to attend. More than 300, representing the most active and innovative firms from around the nation and global regions, are expected to attend April 12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are witnessing the emergence of a new class of real estate – data center real estate – and The Northern California Data Center Summit is a great way to participate. With investors, operators, and property owners all at one event, it's a very unique environment," according to Everett Thompson, CEO of Wired Real Estate Group and a featured speaker at the event.
More than 40 industry experts will participate in discussions aimed at assessing the myriad of opportunities in the investment, development and financing of data center real estate and related technology infrastructure. Featured speakers include: Mark Thorsheim, Partner & Managing Director, DH Capital; Eric Shepcaro, CEO, Telx; Aaron Wangenheim, Executive Vice President, T5 Data Centers; Mitch Kralis, Vice President of Real Estate, Server Farm Realty; Anthony Wanger, President, IO; John Sheputis, CEO, Fortune Data Centers; Eric Jacobs, Executive Vice President & General Manager-Western Region, QTS; and Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer, Equinix.
Speakers who represent end-user firms will also offer thought leadership, including: John Rodgers, Director – Data Center Track, Kaiser Permanente.
The agenda will raise important questions in today's climate, including: Will new development shift to cost-effective locations, including Oregon, Washington and Nevada? How is the concentration of internet firms in the region impacting data center demand and supply? How is data center real estate value (and capitalization rates) in western markets stacking up against other national markets? What are the unique types of debt capital available for data center investment and development? How will changing consumer and business data patterns impact the local and national data center markets?
"I attended CapRate Events New York City in November, The Greater New York Data Center Summit. Great speakers, great discussions and a wealth of information. The Santa Clara event looks likes it is shaping up to be even better. If I lived in California, I would attend," said Ken DePalo of Advanced Business Communications.
Event sponsors include: Telx, NEF, Digital Realty Trust, DH Capital, LLC, Willdan Energy Solutions, Vigilent, IO, Jaymie Scotto & Associates and Wired Real Estate Group.
Attending firms include: CB RICHARD ELLIS, INC., COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, DPR, GENSLER, MOSS ADAMS, SENTINEL DATA CENTERS, SILICON VALLEY COLOCATION, XL CONSTRUCTION and more.
Learn more: Visit the event website at: www.cre-events.com/norcaldata.
SOURCE CapRate Events, LLC