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Asia Pacific Data Centre Specialist

Date: 06-Aug-2022

Location: Singapore, SG, 049315

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 23585 
Job Title Asia Pacific Data Centre Specialist 
Type Permanent 
Salary Competitve
Division Commercial 
Sub Division Asia Pacific 
Department Asia Pacific Capital Markets - (SINGAPORE) 
Location Singapore AP 

 

Our market-leading Asia Pacific Capital Markets team is looking for a Data Centre Investment Broker, based in our Singapore office. You will be responsible for the data centre advisory business in APAC covering the investment, development and colocation acquisition services.

 

Responsibilities

 

       Development Agency

  • Secure sell side / buy side instructions with landlords and operators for the acquisition of data centre development land parcels across APAC on a freehold / leasehold (powered shell) basis.
  • Work alongside regional, in-country teams to identify suitable data centre development land options within the key micro Cloud locations in emerging / tier 2 markets. 
  • Provisioning of said sites via negotiation of power allocations, designing of data centre schemes and overseeing of the zoning process.
  • Facilitate joint ventures between local industrial developers and data centre operators.

Investment Agency

  • Identification of data centre investment opportunities throughout APAC across the powered shell, operational platform and sale & leaseback markets.
  • Lead pitches for the disposal of these assets securing multiple mandates across different markets in APAC.
  • Prepare marketing collateral, conduct valuations and run sales campaigns acting as the point of contact between landlords and investors.
  • Negotiate heads of terms for the acquisition / disposal of investment properties securing the most favourable pricing for the client.

Colocation Acquisition

  • Exploration of the APAC occupational market and existing Knight Frank relationships to offer real estate technical advice on hybrid IT strategies.
  • Secure instructions acquiring technical white space in existing data centres on behalf of enterprise and tier 2 Cloud / tech companies.
  • Tour facilities, assess availability and ultimately negotiate Service Level Agreements with operators looking to secure the most affordable / secure lease terms for your clients.

Qualifications/Education Required.

  • 3+ years’ experience in the data centre advisory sector.
  • Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • DC Pro Certified Data Centre Specialist & Data Centre Practitioner.

 Career Experience

  • Sufficient knowledge of EMEA / APAC data centre markets.
  • Existing relationship held with Knight Frank EMEA Data Centre team.
  • Experience acquiring / disposing of data centre real estate and operational businesses.
  • Experience in acquiring data centre colocation space on behalf of financial institutions globally.

 

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