Commercial Real Estate Valuation For Data Centres - Cushman & Wakefield

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Valuation for Data Centres

We deliver Market Value and Fair Value opinions for Data Centre properties, suitable for regulatory and transactional applications.

You will receive a robust opinion, supported by in-house occupational and investment market participation, delivered under a trusted global brand, within an agreed timetable and at a competitive price.

Cushman & Wakefield have market leading experts in Data Centre properties worldwide and so you can be confident that we fully understand this specialist sector and how it relates to your business or investment strategy. 

Our advice supports the occupational, investment and management decisions of operators, specialist property funds, occupiers, lenders and developers.

Valuations for accounts

We provide cost effective, periodic valuation opinions for regulatory and financial reporting purposes, to IFRS, UKGAAP and USGAAP.

In house investment decisions

We can provide specialist advice to those property funds seeking to enter this growing market.

Lending

We are already providing valuation advice to major banks in their first steps in providing senior debt into this market.

Property transactions

We provide existing operators an independent view of any property being considered to expand their operation in terms of its viability.

Asset management

We assess a data centre in terms of its worth to an existing operator or owner occupier to facilitate asset management planning.

How We Can Help


We specialise in a variety of technical properties and service clients, both owners and users, from a broad range of industries.

Balance

In our experience, the most effective real estate strategy for your mission critical facilities is to create balance: as data centre owner or user your goals include optimum flexibility for expansion and change, disciplined management, cost reduction, alignment with corporate goals, and ensuring infrastructure quality throughout.

Comprehensive requirements study

Our team will help you secure that delicate balance and support your goals through every stage of your real estate planning and execution process, beginning with a comprehensive requirements study. Based upon our findings, DCAG and MCG professionals will work with you to develop a comparative financial analysis of cost considerations, including utilities, telecommunications, requirements, constructions estimates, local incentives and more.

Assessment of available power

Given the significance of power to the balance sheet, our analysis will explore site locations based upon pure cost and transmission mix as well as pricing volatility. Whether you are seeking to occupy, build or dispose of a mission critical facility, additional physical considerations factor into our strategy process as well.

Due diligence

Our due diligence covers the relationship and proximity of locations to surrounding development and infrastructure, security risks, demographics profiles and surrounding communities, access to low-cost power supply, the proximity of potentially hazardous facilities and/or land feature and the region’s transportation infrastructure.

Adding Value – The Advantages Of Our Approach


In Europe, from our hub operation in London, we work with our experienced teams who have the knowledge and relationships to leverage and optimise negotiations delivering true value-added service.  

Helping others understand your business

As new lenders, property funds and investors seek to become involved in the inevitably expanding data centre market, we can help you by clarifying to third parties the benefits of participation in this sector.

Market knowledge

Through our team in America, where we have a Mission Critical Group and our team in EMEA where we have our Data Centre Advisory Group [link to Data Centre Sector page], a network of specialist valuers coordinated from London, we have extensive market knowledge of the wider data centre market through both agency an appraisal experience.

Experience and Resources


With 1,670+ valuation professionals in 130+ offices, Cushman & Wakefield is one of the largest fully integrated property valuation advisors in the world. In EMEA we have 535 valuers in the region in 28 offices.

We have a strong track record of working with data centre occupiers, owners and investors in Europe and globally, and have provided real estate solutions to over 120 companies in recent years.

The EMEA region covers a wide geography and multiple languages; we are proud of our ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently to deliver intelligent real estate strategies and consistent, co-ordinated, quality services for our clients. We provide integrated global coverage with our fellow data centre professionals in the Americas and Asia supporting clients with multi-national requirements.

Properties

To view our data centre properties, click here.

Contact

John ONeill

John O'Neill

Partner

London, United Kingdom

Phone +44 207 152 5003

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Research & Insight

Data Centre Risk Index 2016

Designed to support data centre due diligence and senior decision making when considering global investment and deployment activities the latest release of the Cushman & Wakefield 2016 Data Centre Risk Index ranks key established and emerging locations by the most appropriate risks affecting data centre operations in today’s current climate.

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