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Maximizing Value for Clients in the COVID-19 Crisis Through Data Center Strategies

Maximizing Value for Clients in the COVID-19 Crisis Through Data Center Strategies

April 2020
While the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on commercial real estate is not fully known, what is known is that data centers are among the few property types primed for growth both during and after the crisis.

The abrupt shift from working in the office to working from home has had a profound impact across the internet, placing unprecedented strain on the entire system of cloud platforms and networks that support vital business, entertainment, and government operations in the United States and globally. Exploring data center strategy represents an immediate value-added opportunity for a broad range of Newmark’s clients.

What follows is an outline of how organizations are currently responding to the crisis, challenges related to cloud platform reliance, the outsized demand for prebuilt colocation space and how data centers are primed to grow in importance in the present and post COVID-19 world.

National Research Contacts:

Jonathan Mazur, Senior Managing Director, National Research, JMazur@ngkf.com.
Alexander (Sandy) Paul, Senior Managing Director, National Research, APaul@ngkf.com.
Daniel Littman, Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Research, Daniel.Littman@ngkf.com