Skip to main content Skip to footer

Data center and digital infrastructure expert Michael Ortiz joins Colliers

Ortiz named senior vice president and based in Phoenix office

PHOENIX, July 28, 2021 – Colliers announced the appointment of data center and digital infrastructure veteran, Michael Ortiz, as senior vice president based in the Phoenix office. 

Michael’s return to Colliers was one that made sense on many fronts for the Colliers brand as it continues to focus on expanding the company’s portfolio of innovative technology solutions, strategic global opportunities, and digital infrastructure. Michael served within the data center solutions practice team at Colliers spanning 2014-2017. 

Michael joins Colliers in Arizona after spending nearly five years with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) and DuPont Fabros (NYSE: DFT), two of the largest hyper-scale data center operators in the United States, where he served as senior asset manager and vice president of acquisitions and site selection.   

During his tenure at Digital Realty and DuPont, Michael concentrated his efforts developing multi-tenant and built-to-suit global hyper-scale, client-driven data center projects, as well as becoming a specialist in state tax incentive creation in various emerging markets within the United States and data center land site acquisition across the United States and Canada. He was part of the portfolio management leadership team at Digital Realty that managed more than 10 million square feet of data centers. Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Ortiz held commercial real estate portfolio management roles within the investment banks of JP Morgan, Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and Equity Office Properties. 
 
Robert Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers, in Arizona, commented, “Michael’s unique data center skill set and ability to speak multi-languages will serve Colliers well not only in the United States but also in the emerging Latin American marketplace where the migration to cloud computing has just begun. Of the 660 million residents in Latin America, less than 70 percent are connected to the internet and less than 20 percent of corporate enterprise clients are migrated to the cloud." Source: GSM / Mobile World Congress 2021.


About Colliers
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 67 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership with significant insider ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. With annualized revenues of $3.0 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates) and $40 billion of assets under management, we maximize the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

Colliers in Arizona has served clients locally and globally for more than 40 years.
 

Related Experts

Michael Ortiz

Senior Vice President

Phoenix

Michael Ortiz is a senior vice president with Colliers in Arizona, specializing in data center and digital infrastructure. He focuses on expanding Colliers’ portfolio of innovative technology solutions and strategic global opportunities, touching on all things digital infrastructure.

Michael collaborates with clients and brokerage professionals to identify, create and deliver mission critical infrastructure and data center solutions. He services occupiers, owners and investors who have an interest in or need for IT-based real estate. Michael provides creative, simplified solutions and assists clients in making mission critical infrastructure and data centers a valuable piece of their real estate portfolios.

His approach to clients and owners is simple—to create win/win solutions that foster long-term strategic partnerships. Michael’s core values of integrity, transparency and execution have earned him high praise from clients.

His service offerings include site selection, service provider contract negotiations, lease review and negotiations, cloud and managed services consulting, sale-leaseback solutions, and acquisition and disposition.

Michael served with the Colliers data center solutions practice group, spanning 2014 to 2017.

Previously, Michael spent nearly five years with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) and DuPont Fabros (NYSE: DFT), two of the largest hyperscale data center operators in the U.S., where he served as senior asset manager and vice president of acquisitions and site selections.

During his tenure at Digital Realty and DuPont, Michael concentrated his efforts developing multi-tenant and built-to-suit global hyperscale, client-driven data center projects. He also became a specialist in state tax incentive creation in various emerging markets within the U.S. and data center land site acquisition across the U.S. and Canada. Michael was part of the portfolio management leadership team at Digital Realty that managed over 10 million square feet of data centers.

Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Ortiz held commercial real estate portfolio management roles within the investment banks of UP Morgan, Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and Equity Office Properties.

View expert

Bob Mulhern

Senior Managing Director

Phoenix

Colliers in Arizona is a full-service commercial real estate firm, providing integrated services to clients locally and globally for more than 40 years. As senior managing director, Bob Mulhern manages brokerage operations for the Colliers offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale, with more than 100 professionals and staff.

Bob and his team provide a full range of services to owners, investors, occupiers and developers of real estate. Their goal is to deliver superior services to clients and assist with all their commercial real estate requirements, regardless of location.

As a well-respected industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience, Bob has a highly successful track record managing brokerage, development and property management organizations. Prior to joining Colliers in 2009, Bob was president of Reliance Companies for five years. Reliance is a Phoenix-area development firm, specializing in office and industrial development and property management.

Previously, Bob served as vice president of development for four years at Ryan Companies, a nationally recognized developer, design-builder and real estate manager. His experience includes six years at CBRE in Phoenix as the senior managing director and designated broker. In addition to brokerage and development experience, Bob has managed more than 10 million square feet of commercial inventory.

View expert