During the last few months, data centres have positioned themselves as a real estate investment alternative. These assets are characterised by the demands they require and their significant revenues.
Colliers has thus decided to create a specific Data Centres division, which brings to the company a needed expertise within a real estate segment where sqm become MW when it comes to maximizing the investment profitability, according to the company.
This market has excellent growth prospects, thanks to the availability of new digital infrastructures in Spain and to the growing data consumption. Thus, Colliers has developed a PCS methodology which allows it to generate value by integrating three fundamental business variables: Power Banking, Connectivity and Land Banking.
Colliers’ services will also include managing the building and advising on the strategy and execution to market the spaces, verticalizing the process and working on two of the great business focuses Hyperscalers and Colocation.
«The demand for this type of clients in Spain is growing, attracted by the high yields this type of buildings offer. It is expected that current Data Centre park in Spain will be multiplied by ten in the coming years, with the arrival of 700 billion euro from the EU’s Next Generation funds for digitisation», explained Ricardo Abad, managing director at Quark.
Cooperation with Quark
Colliers has united its experience in the real estate sector and financial advising to Quark Unlimited Engineering, a partner which will provide technical support in the designing and construction of data centres from scratch.
Quark is leader in professional services for Data Centers having developed more than 200.000 sqm in IT rooms. It also has a long track-record of critical facilities’ projects, with the highest demands in terms of resilience, reliability and energy efficiency.
«The agreement we have with Colliers provides us access to a new type of client with a more financial profile, who needs the security of being well-advised in terms of end-to-end», assured Miguel Gallego, managing director at Quark.