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By partnering with Colliers, you will receive customized solutions to meet your needs, including site assessment and cost analysis, lease review and contract negotiations, data center acquisition and disposition services, and cloud service and compliance best practices. Throughout the process, our experts can help you address issues of latency, redundancy, security and storage — helping to create scalable cost efficiencies and higher levels of data security.
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Executive Vice President, Data Center Advisory
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.
Senior Vice President
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.