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The Reimagined Workplace | Q&A - Data Centres

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The increased adoption of cloud solutions, and how data centres play a part in disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

Following our insights from WORK3 on The Future of Work, we explore how the the greater use of technology in the workplace has shifted perspectives on disaster recovery, as a business enabler.

In this edition of The Reimagined Workplace Q&A series, we collaborate with Patrick McCreery, Global Head of Commercial and GM for Southeast Asia at Keppel Data Centres, to focus on disaster recovery - also known as business continuity planning - and discuss how the work 'place', 'space' and 'pace' are evolving within the data centres sector, as well as the opportunities for both occupiers and asset owners, going forward.

Q&A Highlights:

  • How has occupier demand for disaster recovery changed in the past 12 months?
  • How is cloud adoption transforming occupiers and why are operators following suit?
  • What are the long-term outlook for disaster recovery and demand, and the opportunities in this space?
  • How do data centres support business continuity planning and the disaster recovery business?

Download the Q&A below to find out more. Contact our experts Sam Harvey-Jones, Doug Henry, Michael Bowens or Lynus Pook to find out how we can help you grow your data centre and disaster recovery requirements with short- and long-term solutions today.

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The Reimagined Workplace | Q&A - Data Centres

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Sam Harvey-Jones

Chief Operating Officer | Asia Pacific

Sam is Managing Director of Occupier Services Asia at Colliers International.  With over 21 years corporate real estate experience and over 14 years in Asia Pacific, Sam has a demonstrated track record of delivering holistic global real estate solutions for corporate occupiers across the region. 

Sam spearheads the strategic direction and has overall responsibility for the growth of the Colliers Occupier Services business in Asia, including Corporate Solutions, Tenant Representation, Flexible Workspace Consulting, Workplace Advisory, Wellness Consulting, Lease Administration and Project Management. Having joined Colliers in 2015, he has implemented strategic business plans and strategies that have contributed to the successful growth of the division.  

Sam is a member of the APAC leadership team.  

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Doug Henry

Managing Director | Occupier Services

Occupier Services


Doug has over 30 years’ experience in occupier and institutional real estate and currently leads the Australian Occupier Services business at Colliers International. That comprises business specialising in occupier needs: tenant advisory, portfolio and transaction management and workplace management services. Doug's focus is on building long term strategic partnerships with major occupier clients and developing a highly coordinated approach to account management and delivering Real Estate solutions that align to business strategy. 

Doug's extensive experience in Workplace Strategy, Property Management, Occupier Negotiations and Integrated Facilities Management and Account Management enables him to focus the considerable resources of the Occupier Services team to achieve measurable results for the clients he works with.


  • Tenant Advisory
  • Industrial Advisory
  • Project Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Occupier Technology
  • Outsourcing
  • Workplace Management
  • Account Management
  • Integration of business units
  • Occupier Research
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Michael Bowens

Head of Industrial | Asia

Industrial | Asia


I've spent the past 19 years in Asia, with 7 of those years spent working in brokerage in Shanghai, China assisting MNC's who wished to establish or expand their China operations.

I have been based in Singapore since 2011 working in the Corporate Solutions division and more recently managing our Regional Tenant Representation platform team and providing strategic Real Estate advice to corporate occupiers all across the Asia Pacific region.

I currently lead the Colliers Technology Occupiers Practice Group for Asia.

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Lynus Pook

Executive Director

Industrial Services


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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