Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield
MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES PRACTICE
Miles Loo, Jr.
Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory
National Practice Leader, Mission Critical Facilities Practice
Phone 213-955-6416 | email@example.com
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Looking to value your data center,
colocation facility, or carrier hotel?
Looking to engage an elite advisory
team of mission critical facility
specialists whose valuation experience
stands unrivaled in markets throughout
the North America and Europe?
Look no further.
The Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Valuation & Advisory team is one
of the world’s largest, fully integrated real estate valuation and
consulting organizations, with more than 550 valuation professionals
in 90 offices worldwide. Drawn from these ranks, our data center
specialists operate as a elite and collaborative unit known as the
C&W Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) Practice.
Our MCF professionals understand the complexity of these assets
and the nuanced interplay of variables required for an effective
comparison of space. For example, data center rental rates—which
far exceed the rates of most real estate—can vary widely based on:
building infrastructure; location; tenant demand; available connectivity
within the building; and, most importantly, power availability and cost.
Corporations, institutional investors, and lenders alike turn to the MCF
Valuation & Advisory team as their trusted advisors for critical debt
and equity investment decisions regarding their mission critical assets
and properties. Whether it be a single asset appraisal, portfolio
valuation, or valuation for financial reporting, our team has the track-
record and specialized expertise to meet your organization’s needs.
MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES PRACTICE GROUP
North America & Beyond
Comprehensive coverage of primary and secondary North American markets
and major markets in South America, Europe and Asia.
The MCF Practice is geographically diverse, covering relevant markets throughout
North America and partnering with technical property specialists in Europe, Asia,
and South America. The Practice is also multi-disciplinary, drawing from all real
estate disciplines and specializations.
The common ground we share is our uncommon experience and expertise with
data centers and technical properties. Our MCF specialists speak the unique
language of data center owners and users. We understand the operational,
mechanical, financial and regulatory considerations that impact these assets.
And we attend the events, subscribe to the publications, and monitor the trends
that shape the data management and computing power landscapes.
Equally important, our work model is collaborative and networked, offering value
through economies of scale. In effect, our clients are able to leverage the best
practices, technical expertise, and market intelligence of our entire global team.
That way, your team can rest assured that the solutions we put forward to secure
and manage your mission critical facilities, are the most trusted and advanced
solutions available anywhere.
Chicago / Rosemont
DC / Northern Virginia
NORTH AMERICA Minneapolis
MCF Member Locations Montreal
Northern New Jersey
New York Metro
Salt Lake City
San Francisco / Silicon Valley
MCF Partner Locations
Primary market C&W office Sao Paulo
Secondary market MCF member coverage Singapore
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Specializing in Our Services
VALUING Data Centers Appraisal
Can you afford downtime? Appraisal Management
Asset Impairment Analysis
Data centers are extremely expensive to construct. In order to
operate and maintain these facilities, specialized skills are required
to achieve the necessary reliability and uptime for the equipment Corporate Planning
and network infrastructure.
Unplanned events, such as an outage or systems failure, will disrupt Development Advisory
operations, compromise your company’s reputation, and risk the
loss of business. In choosing a firm to value a mission critical facility Due Diligence
or advise you in its regard, you need not assume additional risk. Expert Testimony
This sensitive work calls for specialization and the C&W Mission Expense Analysis
Critical Facilities Valuation & Advisory team is the most experienced
Fair Value Measurements
in the industry. In the last few years, our team has been engaged in
more than 110 appraisal and consulting assignments in markets Cost Benefit Analysis
throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Highest and Best Use Analysis
Theses assignments constitute more than 22.5 million square feet of Impact Studies
rentable space and nearly 9.0 million square feet of technical/ raised
floor space and have involved the following property types:
– Telecommunications facilities
Mergers and Acquisitions Support
– Carrier-neutral hotels
– Colocation facilities
– Wholesale data centers (fully conditioned) Portfolio Valuation
– Powered shell data centers Property Tax Consulting
Purchase Price Allocation
This body of ongoing experience with mission critical facilities—
unrivaled in the industry—affords our team unique insights into the Rent Studies
data center market. The data we have assembled, coupled with our Proforma Reviews
extensive research and market knowledge, gives us real-time
advantage in helping our clients to make sound business decisions. Valuation for Financial Reporting
Avoid the risk.
Select a team whose core competency is data centers.
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Depth of Resources
In addition to our sector- and asset-specific experience and comprehensive geographic coverage, the
MCF Practice offers clients further advantages and value through its unique depth of resources.
Database of Mission Critical Properties
Our North American database includes (a) existing built-out data centers for sale or lease;
(b) colocation facilities; (c) powered shells; and (d) proposed development sites. More
intelligence, on more markets, means more informed decision-making during your site-
In-House Facilities Management Expertise
Globally, C&W manages more than 20 million square feet of technology space and nine
million square feet of raised-floor data centers. We draw on the practical experience of our
in-house management and engineering personnel to deepen our technical knowledge of
these facilities. The depth of our transactional due diligence reflects this commitment.
The MCF team partners with C&W’s in-house incentives specialists to ensure clients
make the most of state and local incentive and tax abatement opportunities. Our approach
is exhaustive, exploring and negotiating discretionary cash grants; real estate tax
abatements; utility costs reductions; employment and investment tax credits; enterprise
zone benefits; and more. Your cost mitigation efforts will be the better for it.
Build-out and Project Management Expertise
Our project management professionals are experts on mission critical facility construction
and build-out scope development; team selection; cost and schedule management; and
installation and commissioning. Their advanced understanding of technical and design
requirements can be leveraged to great effect during site selection and negotiations.
Breadth of Experience
In total, the MCF Practice professionals have provided real estate solutions to more than 120 companies and entities
in North America in recent years. We specialize in a variety of technical properties and services clients—both owners
and users—from a broad range of industries.
Client Industries Client Assets
Fortune-500 leaders Hosting companies Data centers
Banks IT services firms Colocation facilities
Cable companies Managed service providers Powered shells
Content providers Network providers Trading floors
Education institutions Technology companies Control centers
Financial services providers Telecommunications firms Network operations centers
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Miles Loo, Jr.
Managing Director | Valuation & Advisory
National Practice Leader | Mission Critical Facilities Practice Group
Miles Loo, Jr. serves as Managing Director in the Valuation & Advisory Group of Cushman &
Wakefield, where he had previously served as Director and Associate Director. He has 15 years
experience in appraising Class A-trophy office buildings, industrial parks, luxury apartments, and
large-scale retail and entertainment centers, as well as 12 years experience in appraising and
consulting on technology-related real estate.
Cushman & Wakefield's Valuation & Advisory Group has been actively involved in the appraisal
of institutional and corporate related properties for over 30 years and is internationally recognized
as the industry leader in valuation. C&W is the premier valuation firm in the industry and is well
known for its high quality appraisal standards. With over 550 valuation professionals in 90 offices
around the world, Miles was recently promoted to National Practice Leader for the Valuation &
Advisory arm of the company's Global Mission Critical Facilities Practice.
Over the past four (4) years, Miles has provided valuation services for major facilities
owned/operated by 365 Main, AIG, AT&T, Bank of Montreal, CRG West, DCI Technology, Digital
Realty Trust, DuPont Fabros, Equinix, HSBC, IBM, Lehman Bros./Barclays, Level 3, SAVVIS, i/o
Data Centers, Stream Realty, Switch & Data, Switch Communications, Quality Technology
Services, U.S. Bank and Verizon. He has also appraised an Uptime Institute Site Certified Tier IV
facility; there are only 4 certified sites in the world. These studies have been used in conjunction
with real estate portfolio valuations, due diligence support, internal planning, and
acquisition/construction financing purposes.
In addition, Miles is a Practice Leader in Cushman & Wakefield's Global Mission Critical Facilities
(MCF) Practice Group and serves on C&W's MCF International Committee in expanding its global
platform all throughout the European, Asia Pacific and South American regions. He was also a
Silver Sponsor at Tier1 Research's 2009 Datacenter Transformation Summit in Santa Clara in
December 2009 and an invited panel speaker at the 2008 Hosting Transformation Summit in Las
Vegas in September 2008.
Miles has been active in the appraisal of real estate since 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree, Business Administration with an emphasis in Pre-Legal from California State University,
Los Angeles. He is an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute, Affiliate Member of the CFA
Institute, Affiliate Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, California Licensed
Real Estate Broker, and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the States of California,
Arizona and Georgia.
Phone 213-955-6416 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES
a partner in Cushman & Wakefield
The Mission Critical Facilities Practice draws on the considerable resources of
the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. A partner
in the Mission Critical Facilities Practice is a partner in Cushman & Wakefield.
Cushman & Wakefield Longevity
More than 90 years of innovative real estate solutions.
Cushman & Wakefield Presence
231 offices, 58 countries, more than 13,000 employees.
Cushman & Wakefield Breadth
From leasing to property management, global supply chain consulting to
investment and financial services; Cushman & Wakefield’s service delivery
platform is comprehensive and integrated.