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Tim is Executive Vice President and Global Director of Colliers’ Technology Solutions Group. He has deep experience in structuring complex data center and technology solutions involving large blocks of space and power. Tim is also an expert in Cloud and Managed Services solutions. He is a skilled leader and negotiator collaborating with business, operational, technical and real estate teams to craft strategies and contracts that empower IT to meet business needs. Tim leads a global team of real-estate brokers that focus on the technology and data center needs of Colliers’ clients around the world.
• Technology Solutions Clients – JPMorgan Chase, RedHat, Cummins, Nokia, PNC Bank, Alere Pharma and British Telecom.
• ITIL certified
• Published Author
• Featured speaker at premiere data center conferences and NAIOP events
• Greenfield and Brownfield data center builds
• Powered shell and turn-key leases
• Data center sale lease backs
British Telecom, Careerbuilder, Cummins, JPMorganChase, Nokia, RedHat, Sage Software
My name is Al Edwards and I am the Data Center Manager for Nokia in the Americas. I am responsible for all operations in leased data centers across the US and I am writing in reference to Tim Huffman. Tim was the business liaison for our Data Center provider QTS. He was directly responsible for leading a team of technical, legal and business experts on both sides of our deal. As the lead negotiator for the landlord, Tim worked very closely with the Chief Counsel of Nokia, myself and several other members of our operations and contracts team to structure a multi-location data center project in Georgia and California. Nokia has very stringent contract and SLA requirements and Tim proved himself to be a very knowledgable and skillful leader in the negotiation process which ultimately led to a multi-million dollar long term agreement.
It was a real pleasure doing business with Tim because he did everything he said he would do. This has not always been the case in my dealings with other service providers and landlords. But, integrity is tangible. I measure it in promises kept and Tim provided a win-win for both sides that inspired our company to do business with him again and again. I highly recommend Tim as an expert in data center landlord-tenant relations. He has a deep knowledge of facilities, contracts and the unique requirements that large enterprises demand.
Al Edwards, Nokia
Americas Datacenter Manager
Affiliations & Memberships
Association for Computer Operations Managers (AFCOM) Board of Directors, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors