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Raul Saavedra | Colliers | San Francisco

Raul Saavedra


Executive Vice President, Data Center Advisory

License # 02017719

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Professional Summary

Raul is considered a market leader in the data center sector. He leads Colliers Americas data center  advisory practice and is based in San Francisco. Prior to his time at Colliers he was the Northern California Data Center practice lead for JLL and  a Co-Chair for the Data Center Practice Group. Before that he was a Senior Asset Manager for Digital Realty, a leading publicly traded international data center firm, where he ran a portfolio over 30+ properties and had profit and loss responsiblity. 

Raul is a data center transactional specialist but also focuses time on capital markets in the sector. He has extensive site selection, JV, acquistion, dispositon and financing experience. 

He has completed over 300MW of transactions. 


Three time winner of JLL's Top Gun award which recognizes top performers 

Prior Northern California Data Center Practice lead for JLL and National Co-Chair. 


B.A., University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

MBA, The Kellogg School of Management @ Northwestern  University

Memberships & Involvements

Northwestern University, Bay Area Regional Board Member

Tiburon Peninsula Club, Board Member

REED School Foundation, past Board Member



Asset Management, Business Development, Consultancy Services, Data Centers, Development Consulting, Portfolios, Project Leasing

Service Lines

Data Centers


Data Centers

Featured News

Jun 7, 2022

Colliers Elevates Data Center Advisory Capabilities with Veteran Leader

Colliers announced today that it has hired experienced data center professional Raul Saavedra as Executive Vice President and Head of Data Center Advisory for the Americas. Learn more.
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