Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers - May 30-31, 2013 - New York, NY
  Platinum Sponsor(s)
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

  Gold Sponsor(s)
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at

  Silver Sponsor(s)
Since 1984, CRB has been providing technical services to the advanced technology sector. Our dedicated team of design professionals, technical specialists, and team leaders are committed to serving Information Technology driven organizations with energy efficient modifications to existing data centers and/or assisting with new greenfield projects. CRB’s Mission Critical team has a local and national presence and brings the best practices of working in highly technical environments to every Mission Critical project.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual global revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. When you partner with Jones Lang LaSalle for your critical environment real estate needs, you get a dedicated, experienced, global team. To learn more about how Jones Lang LaSalle can provide you real value in a changing world visit our website

With 38 years experience, the Kansas City Area Development Council has assisted 600+ companies in establishing operations in the KC area. Bridging the states, Missouri & Kansas, KCADC offers a regional, one-stop approach to business recruitment with expertise in data center development & information technology operations.

Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at

Download Ryan's Tax Abatements for the "Children of the Cloud" white paper for analysis and best practices for minimizing tax liabilities related to data center operations.
  Bronze Sponsor(s)
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in mission critical real estate assets located throughout the United States. Mission critical real estate assets are purpose-built facilities designed to support the most essential operations of tenants. Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. focuses its acquisitions of mission critical assets in the data center and healthcare sectors.


CIT has in-depth expertise in providing financing solutions for information and technology-enabled services, software, software-as-a-service, and data center businesses. Our highly experienced, industry-focused team provides customized solutions to support organic growth, expansion opportunities, equipment acquisition, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations, and customer financing programs.


Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 121 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 3, 2013, including 2.4 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (Dominion), is a producer and transporter of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. The Company operates in three business segments: Dominion Virginia Power, Dominion Energy and Dominion Generation. Dominion is a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers in the energy-intensive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S.

A specialist in mission critical facility design, ESD is a global consulting-engineering firm focused on delivering high-performance data centers and collocation facilities. ESD creates reliable and secure environments that are more cost effective, flexible, scalable, and sustainable. The firm is a valued partner for many public and private clients, including many Fortune 1,000 enterprise clients.

 Extreme Networks is a leader in Ethernet switching solutions for data center, cloud, and enterprise networks. Our open, powerful and highly-dense switches support financial institutions around the world, enabling them to transmit, store, and analyze immense amounts of data across flexible, high-performance core networks and data centers. Extreme also supports advanced software protocols such as OpenFlow and OpenStack across its entire product portfolio to accelerate the deployment of software defined networking (SDN). Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, JE Dunn Construction is a family/employee-owned commercial builder with expertise in CM at Risk, design-build, and IPD projects. We are the 11th ranked mission critical builder and have a group focused solely on the mission critical market. Our Mission Critical Team has completed over 155 mission critical projects across the country. Our commitment to our clients can be seen in the fact that 80% of our business is derived from existing or referral client relationships.

A full-service law firm, Lathrop & Gage LLP has more than 315 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. We provide a full spectrum of corporate legal services: real estate, business transactions, employment and employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property and litigation. With a headquarters in Kansas City and a substantial presence in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, our Midwest operations provide an inherent value over our peer firms on the coasts. In 2012, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop & Gage’s real estate, corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, and transportation teams among the best in their regions. Our real estate attorneys’ experience and diversity of legal resources, combined with our proven ability to work closely with cities, economic development groups, zoning commissions and local politicians, are instrumental to our clients’ real estate project success. We have been instrumental in acquiring, planning, developing and financing national and international commercial and residential real estate projects, including business parks, entertainment complexes, gaming facilities, golf course communities, retail and office centers. For more information, visit

GigaPark distinguishes the business, technology, and industrial parks throughout Southern and Southwest Virginia with high-bandwidth, open-access fiber-optic connections to key Internet peering points. GigaPark’s network connectivity delivers high speed broadband access to their tenant data centers and businesses enabling them to work with the communication providers of their choice to secure diverse network access. A wide range of real estate inventory, low tax rates, and low power and bandwidth costs are available throughout Southern Virginia. Visit for more information.

Mintz Levin is an AmLaw 100 firm comprised of 450 attorneys across 15 distinct practice areas. Our real estate practice combines professional skill with practical judgment and political acumen to advance the interests of regional, national, and international clients in complex, large-scale transactions. We advise landlords and tenants on all aspects of leasing and corporate facilities transactions; provide counsel to individual and institutional owners and developers of data center, shopping center, office, and commercial projects; and represent developers and other property owners in complex financial structuring and restructuring transactions. The firm’s eight offices (Boston, New York, Washington, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Stamford), and our affiliate office in Israel are strategically located to meet the evolving needs of our domestic and international clients, alike. Too, our vast network of international relationships spans the globe and lends itself to providing efficient and trustworthy legal and business guidance.

M+W Group is a leading global engineering and construction partner for technology-based clients in the segments Electronics, Photovoltaics, Battery Cells, Life Sciences, Chemicals, Science & Research,Energy & Environment Technologies, Automotive, IT & Telecoms, Space & Security. The know-how of our more than 7,000 highly skilled and experienced employees allows us to manage your projects with optimal time, cost and energy efficiency, and always according to rigorous environmental, health and safety standards. Our competence to link process and automation technologies with facilities enables us to provide technically challenging solutions, from selective support of highly innovative start-ups to large-scale turnkey projects.

Nebraska is wired for business and offers among the lowest total cost of ownership for data center operations. Nebraska Advantages include: low cost power (4-5 cents per kWh), sales and personal property tax refunds/exemptions, abundant telecom infrastructure, and shovel ready sites that will fit the most aggressive timelines. Experience the Nebraska Advantage yourself by visiting our booth or at www.technebraska.

Headquartered in Williamsburg, Michigan. We are a commercial and industrial electrical manufacturing, construction and services firm. We specialize in; • Modular Data Center Design & Build • UPS Pod Design & Build • Control Panel Design & Build • Automation & Controls • Energy Optimization • Generator Selection & Installation • Industrial Equipment Installation • Equipment Commissioning • Industrial Electrical Construction • Daily & Emergency Service


tierpoint is a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud infrastructure provider with a growing national presence including data centers in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Seattle and Spokane.

Founded in 1982, Waller Capital Partners is a leading independent investment bank and advisory firm focused exclusively on the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. Waller Capital provides its clients with wide-ranging industry expertise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private placements and other strategic advisory services. Its experienced professionals maintain deep relationships at every level of its core industries and provide clients with independent, unbiased advice.
  Cocktail Reception Sponsor
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

  Media Partner(s)
The Data Center Journal is the only magazine portal for the data center industry that provides information and resources for the three groups that help make a data center successful; Information Technology, Facilities and Design. The Data Center Journal addresses the issues that affect the daily operation, design and business of a data center.


Data Center Pulse (DCP) is a growing, non-profit, datacenter industry community founded on the principles of sharing best practices amongst its exclusive membership. Founded in late 2008, DCP is quickly becoming an industry nexus for the explosive datacenter industry’s operators and influencers. DCP’s mission is to align end users to share information thereby influencing the industry by defining, adopting and driving best practices and next generation solutions. The DCP members are the individuals that evaluate, recommend and purchase the products and services for the datacenter. They represent billions of dollars of annual purchases that drive the IT economy.

Hedgeweek is the hedge fund industry's leading portal on news and topical features = including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews. Hedgeweek produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the Hedge Fund industry. Click here to access

InstitutionalAssetManager is a news and information and fund data service for institutional investors and institutional asset managers focusing on the traditional asset management sector worldwide. InstitutionalAssetManager offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site. Click here to access


Founded in 1987, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) is an information company focused on providing institutional real estate investors with decision-making tools through its publications, conferences and consulting. IREI provides real estate investment fiduciaries with information and insights on the people, issues, ideas and events driving the global real estate investment marketplace. The firm publishes a number of special reports and directories, as well as eight regular news publications. The firm's flagship publication, The Institutional Real Estate Letter - North America, has covered the industry for more than 20 years.

Institutional Real Estate Newsline (IREN) provides a digest of original breaking news items as well as summaries of the previous week's top news stories to the most successful Investment Advisers, Developers, Brokers, Investment Banks, REITs, REOCs and Consultants in the industry. Subscribers also benefit from IREN's news flashes that announce breaking news on searches, commitments, new hires and more. For a free one-month trial subscription, go to

Mission Critical magazine provides practical solutions to designers, managers, owners, and operators of data center and emergency backup installations. Rising energy costs, increasing heat loads, and new regulatory demands make power reliability, virtualization, disaster recovery, safety and security, and cable management key editorial topics. Visit us online at


The companion guide to The Mortgage Observer, the Mortgage Observer Weekly is a PDF designed to provide a roundup of the weekly trends, transactions, deals, real estate loans, refinances and developments in the real estate finance world. It is the exclusive news source for 10,000 real estate insiders.

National Real Estate Investor is the media brand that follows the money in all classes of commercial real estate. It's the leading authority on trends in the commercial real estate markets, providing top-level executives with in-depth analysis in the industry. Our broad community represents a cross-section of corporate executives, financial firms, investors, builders, owners and developers. Our suite of print, digital and event products and services provides our audience with targeted information they need.

Private Equity Wire is the private equity industry’s leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and product profiles. Private Equity Wire produces a free daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the private equity industry and a series of special reports. Click here to access


Property Funds World is the property fund industry’s leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews. Property Funds World produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the property fund industry as well as an extensive special reports series. Click here to access


Get the Early Lowdown on Deals and Dealmakers Real Estate Alert guarantees your edge in the commercial-property market by tipping you off to wheelings and dealings you’re not supposed to know about. Every week, the newsletter gives you an inside look at the secret moves of key dealmakers -- and helps you spot new risks and opportunities. See for yourself by signing up for a three-week FREE trial subscription to Real Estate Alert. To start your no-risk trial, call 201-659-1700 or visit

The Definitive Source on Commercial Property Sales, Financing and Investment: Real Estate Finance Intelligence is an exclusive, daily information service with actionable alerts and informed analysis on commercial property sales and capital markets activity. Covering all levels of commercial real estate in the most prominent U.S. markets as well as noteworthy deals in the secondary and tertiary markets. For real estate finance professionals, provides actionable information and market perspective on commercial mortgage-backed securities deals, developments/projects, new loans and refinancings which can be customized by property type and regional sector of most interest to you.


 Published for 59 years, Site Selection magazine is the top-rated US publication covering corporate real estate, data centers, facility planning, site location and global economic development. Winner of the MAGS/GAMMA Gold Award for Best Business to Business Publication, Site Selection provides insight to corporate expansion, decision-making, best practices and trends. Site Selection features behind-the-scenes intelligence into corporate real estate strategies, markets, business climate drivers, relocation costs and available incentive programs.

The Commercial Observer is the definitive source for Commercial Real Estate news in New York City. It provides an exclusive inside look at the big players and major deals in the most important real estate market in the world. The weekly provides an essential mix of breaking news, interviews, commercial real estate features and in-depth analyses for brokers, developers, investors, appraisers and those following the New York Commercial real estate industry. Written by well known industry columnists and distributed to over 10,000 of the most powerful brokers, building owners and managers, commercial lenders and real estate law firms - The Commercial Observer is the most targeted way to reach commercial real estate's elite players.

The Institutional Real Estate Letter - North America is a monthly publication covering the $4.8 trillion institutional real estate market. Written for the plan sponsor community, The Letter - North America gives pension fund advisers, consultants and others serving this industry inside information on investment patterns, trends and strategies. For a free two-month trial subscription, go to, or call 925-244-0500 and ask for client services.

The Mortgage Observer is inserted into The Commercial Observer once a month and provides comprehensive coverage of the commercial mortgage industry, delving into the personalities, trends and transactions influencing commercial real estate financing. Monthly Editorial features include: • Profiles of influential leaders • News briefs & Analysis • Q&As • Updates on the hirings and promotions within the industry • Columns by contributors Joshua Stein of Joshua Stein PLLC and Sam Chandan of Chandan Economics

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