Property Types

Data Centres

CBRE partners with owners, occupiers and investors worldwide to deliver consulting, advisory and transaction, project management and integrated data centre operations services.


Services for Data Centre

CBRE real estate consultants provide an end-to-end range of services for data centres. Key aspects of our services for investors comprise comprehensive transaction and investment advice, including valuation processes, risk assessment and dealing with matters of financing. Our experienced project managers deliver projects on time and take care of all construction management activities. In addition, we cover all services in the area of environmental consulting. We offer consulting services for occupiers, from needs analyses and capacity planning right through to optimizing existing processes. This is how we ensure that our customers are always provided with customized property concepts for their data centres.

Data Centre Solutions - flexible and scalable

As the world’s leading provider of real estate services, CBRE manages more than 6.5 million sq m of floor space in more than 800 data centres. In providing our consultancy services, we focus on the needs of the companies that are undergoing structural transformation against the backdrop of advancing digitalization and that increasingly rely on larger server capacities. Consequently, the need for high-performance data centres also continues to grow. 

With more than 6,000 data centres specialists in over 600 locations in 150 cities across the globe, we know what is important. Irrespective of size, coverage, and location, our Advisory & Transaction Services specialists work together with our customers on flexible and scalable solutions for server and data centres. In all our activities, we keep our finger on the pulse of the times and a close eye on topics such as cloud hosting, managed services and colocation. Our customers also benefit from our own digital DCS platform that draws on our combined expertise from numerous projects. We deploy this expertise profitably for our customers in promoting their interests. Backed by our market network that is unique in the world, we are also able to find the right provider for your collocation requirement swiftly and efficiently.

Secure and high-performance investments in data centres

Compared with conventional commercial real estate, data centres represent an attractive, high-performance investment alternative for institutional investors. Our specialists in Capital Markets, Valuation Advisory Services and Data Centre Investor Services cover all issues concerning the acquisition and transaction of data centres. Along with an in-depth valuation, this also includes risk analysis, as well as environmental due diligence that may possibly bring contamination to light. Flanking these services, our Business Line Building Consultancy & Project Management offers project management that specializes in data centres. Furthermore, we act in an agency capacity in our Corporate Real Estate Management where we deal with sale-and-leaseback transactions and oversee all the details involved in drawing up agreements. In 2018 alone, the volume of transactions under our management amounted to over one billion dollars worldwide.

We also advise our customers in structuring their investments and arrange for financing. In the case of existing properties and portfolios, our experts from Commercial Property Management manage all the tasks in the areas of administration and management, from conventional asset and property management tasks right through to coordinating facility management. 

Cost savings and optimizations for data centre operators

As a market leader in data centre solutions, CBRE manages over 6.5 million square meters of data centres around the world. This allows us the flexibility to completely customize our data centre solutions for the individual requirements of our clients. In addition, we have the global reach and market power to ensure the best results – from a contractual, operative and financial perspective.
In general, we succeed in reducing colocation prices by 20%, energy costs by 20% and operating costs by an average of 15%. 
As you can see, our expert data centre consultancy can provide you with a clear advantage in the market – our CBRE data centre solutions will transform your business’ potential risks into the keys to success.  


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