Data Centres

The demand for data centre space is increasing at an accelerated rate, sustainability is a focus, the costs of ownership and leasing substantial high and making the right decisions is crucial to ensuring reliability and security of data.

Our Data Centre Advisory Group provides strategic advice and real estate services for data centres to occupiers, landlords, investors and operators.

We have a multi disciplined team which advises clients of all sizes and industries – every client requirement is unique but the level of service and professionalism you can expect from C&W remains the same.

How We Can Help

Strategic advice

Understanding technical requirements and your business needs, we provide you with the strategic advice to align your business goals with your technical real estate assets.

We can undertake benchmarking, and lifecycle cost analysis to find opportunities to drive down operational costs and can assist with creating expansion and consolidation strategies.

Acquisitions and site selection

Whether you are looking to acquire colocation or wholesale space, an existing facility or developing new, we can ensure that the process is seamlessly managed from inception to completion, providing advice and negotiating on your behalf to give you the peace of mind that the very best terms are achieved.

Using our local knowledge, experience and our global agency network we can identify suitable sites and carry out due diligence to ensure that the location meets all of your goals. 

We produce the Data Centre Risk Index that analyses at a macro level the risks affecting data centre operations in key established and emerging countries. We can produce bespoke models of the index helping you to make sure that the right location is selected for your data centre operation.

Lease negotiations and tenant representation

We provide services for renewals, regears, relocations and subleasing, making sure that you achieve not only the best terms possible but those that are most closely aligned to your strategic objectives.

Valuation

Through our market-leading global Valuation Advisory Services team, we can provide you with valuations and due diligence reporting for loan security, portfolio, going concerns and M&A.

Project management

Our project management professionals have in depth knowledge and experience of data centres including construction, cost management and commissioning. The team can provide an essential service to clients and has a track record of reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

Facilities management

Globally, C&W manages more than twenty million square feet of technology space and nine million square feet of raised-floor data centres. Our Data Centre Advisory professionals draw on the practical experience of our in-house management and engineering personnel to deepen their technical knowledge of these facilities.

Ancillary services

We do not have any formal ties or retainers with third party service providers but we work in partnership with various complimentary consultants to provide a co-ordinated, holistic and seamless approach to any project. Services include:

  • M&E design and engineering 
  • architects 
  • cost consulting 
  • power and connectivity 
  • security 
  • legal services

Experience and Resources


We have a strong track record of working with data centre occupiers, owners and investors both in Europe and globally. From our EMEA headquarters in London we work alongside our experienced local teams across Europe who have the knowledge and relationships to leverage and optimise negotiations to deliver a true value-add service.

We offer fully integrated global coverage and work in partnership with our fellow Data Centre Advisory professionals in the Americas and Asia enabling us to support our clients with multi-national requirements.

Cushman & Wakefield has an international network of 15,000 professionals including researchers, strategists, business modellers, accountants, financial consultants and agents in 253 offices across 60 countries.