Colliers, a global leader in real estate investment management and advisory services, has created a specific Data Centre division that provides the necessary specialisation in a real estate market where m2 become MW in order to maximise the profitability of the investment.
In a market with excellent growth forecasts, under the protection of the availability of new digital infrastructures in Spain and the growing consumption of data, Colliers has developed the PCS methodology that allows it to generate value by integrating three fundamental business variables: the management of Electrical Power (Power Banking), Connectivity and Land Management (Land Banking).
The recent creation of Colliers Energy, focused on renewable energies with more than 800 MW under development, is also an active part of this market where energy is a critical aspect, as well as providing a sustainability component that is highly demanded by investors.
Colliers’ services will also include the operation phase of the property with advice on the Strategy and Execution of the Commercialisation of Spaces, verticalising the process and working on the two main business focuses such as Hyperscalers and Colocation.
In this sense, Colliers has combined its experience in Real Estate and financial consultancy with Quark Unlimited Engineering, a partner of recognised prestige in the sector, which will provide technical support in the Design and Construction of Data Centres from the source of the investment.
Quark is a leader in professional services for Data Centres having developed more than 200,000 m2 of IT rooms for the main players and vendors in the sector and has an extensive track-record in critical facilities projects, with the highest demands in terms of resilience, reliability and energy efficiency.
“Colliers stands out for leading high value-added services in complex and financially intensive segments. Thanks to Quark’s excellent capabilities, we will cover all stages of development and operation in a new real estate investment market,” – says Mikel Echavarren, CEO of Colliers.
“The agreement we have reached with Colliers gives us access to a new type of client with a more financial profile, who needs the security of being well advised with an ‘end-to-end’ approach. Colliers’ offer is very differential, taking into account the Business Strategy and Commercialisation of the Spaces, perfectly complemented by our services from the Design phase to the Facility Management layer”. – comments Miguel Gallego, Managing Director of Quark.
“The demand for this type of client in Spain is growing, attracted by the high profitability offered by this type of property. The current stock of data centres in Spain is expected to increase tenfold in the coming years, given the arrival of 70,000 million euros of EU Next Generation Funds earmarked for digitalisation, the consolidation of Madrid as a Digital Hub for Southern Europe and the lack of this type of infrastructure in the rest of the country”. – concludes Ricardo Abad, Managing Director of Quark