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The Way Forward | Singapore Data Centre

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Data Centre, Colliers Research, Industrial

Long-awaited lifting of the moratorium on new data centres in Singapore comes with new ground rules.


The report has been updated as of 21 July 2022.

As one of the major data centre hubs in Asia Pacific, Singapore continues to attract demand from hyperscalers, digital content providers as well as global financial players. However, the evolvement of the data centre market scene, especially with the new landscape and regulations, could prove challenging for industry players to navigate. 

Report highlights:

  • On the back of robust demand and limited supply, data centre rents are expected to continue their upward trajectory.

  • New data centre applications must adhere to stricter qualifying criteria with the lifting of the moratorium. This is to ensure that the growth of new data centres is done in a sustainable manner aligned with Singapore’s climate change commitments.

  • In addition to providing recommendations to industry players on how to maintain their competitive advantage, the publication also identifies some key operational challenges industry players might face and suggestions to address them. 

  • Colliers' experts recommend partnering with a dedicated operator or enlisting an advisor with demonstrated data centre expertise. This will allow one to compete efficiently in this unique market and overcome the challenges that characterise this exciting emerging asset class.

Download the latest Data Centre publication - The Way Forward below. For more real estate research insights in Singapore, reach out to our experts Catherine He and Dickson Koh.

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Data Centre, Colliers Research, Industrial

The Way Forward | Singapore Data Centre

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Lynus Pook

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Based in Singapore, Lynus is tasked with identifying new business opportunities and developing relationships with data centre and industrial owners, occupiers, developers and investors as part of the regional industrial advisory strategy.

Lynus joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Director of Data Centre & Real Estate Brokerage and spearheaded the company’s data centre operations in Singapore. With more than 12 years of real estate experience, he is a Certified Data Centre Specialist and has also managed transactions in the Technology & Telecommunication and Aviation sectors. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he also held roles at Credit Suisse Beijing and Savills Singapore.

Having joined the fastest growing real estate services company in the world, Lynus is incredibly excited to continue to build on the existing platforms of collaboration and strategy that have already been established and will look to further develop and provide market-leading solutions to accelerate the success of our clients in this dynamic sector.

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Jonathan Denis-Jacob

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Jonathan is  Director and Head of Advisory services at  Colliers International in Singapore. He is a registered professional planner, urban economist and real estate professional with over 13 years of industry experience in North America and Asia. He has joined Colliers International in May 2018. 

Jonathan is in the business of providing bespoke strategic advisory through solid economic, financial, and market analysis to help clients achieve remarkable real estate, urban and infrastructure projects. As an international urban development and real estate expert, he supports government agencies, public institutions and investors on real estate strategies, urban planning and infrastructure projects and economic development strategies across Asia and beyond.

Jonathan regularly supports clients with their regional and international real estate investment strategies, working with Colliers International colleagues around the world as part of Asia outbound capital deployment strategies. 

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Jonathan is a Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Singapore. He is professionally fluent in English, French and Spanish.
 

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Catherine He

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Catherine started her career as an Investment Analyst at IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank group, where she participated in the screening, due diligence, financial modelling, and execution of debt and equity investments. She also managed a portfolio of investments through financial analysis and the preparation of quarterly and annual reports. After completing her MBA at INSEAD, she joined Standard Chartered Bank as a Management Associate before starting her own company in Real Estate valuation and forecasting using Machine Learning. Catherine then joined Colliers from CBRE Research. 

Catherine brings to Colliers more than 15 years of experience, primarily in real estate and investments. She has worked with market data and brokers to develop consolidated views of the real estate markets in Asia Pacific, with a focus on Singapore. She was responsible for producing key market and economic updates, forecasts, and thought-leadership papers,  contributing to business development initiatives, investment advisory proposals and client presentations.

In addition, she has drafted feasibility studies and investment recommendations for top clients which include major developers, REITs, financial institutions, family offices, and funds, as well as presented research findings in client meetings and events. As a real estate research specialist with extensive experience, she looks forward to maximising the potential of property through data driven insights. 

 

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Dickson Koh

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At the same time, he is an advocate for the Colliers brand  via providing data-driven research reports, insightful posts, and thought leadership. Adept with a granular understanding of the different real estate asset classes throughout Singapore, he provides clients with tailored data and analysis to guide decision making process on investment and occupier strategies.

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