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Capitalize on the Increasing Demands for Data Center Real Estate & Technology Infrastructure


>> Update April 11: 370 Executives from 235 Firms Make Plans to Attend — Register Today. Online Registration will be available tonight and tomorrow. Onsite registration will be available beginning at 8am.

With the rapidly-rising demands for consumer and business data storage and IT infrastructure, CapRate Events, LLC is pleased to present the inaugural Northern California Data Center Summit. This high-level intelligence and networking conference will be held on April 12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. More than 300 are expected to attend.

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The Greater San Francisco area is home to roughly three million square feet of data center real estate, making it one of the top three data center markets in the U.S., along with New York and Washington D.C. On the heels of CapRate Events inaugural data center event, The Greater New York Data Center Summit, held on November 29, this new event is expected to bring together the senior-level executives in commercial real estate and technology who will drive tomorrow’s decisions about investment, development, financing, repositioning assets, and technology upgrades in the Northern California data center market.


“I attended the event in New York City in November, The Greater New York Data Center Summit. Great speakers, great discussions and a wealth of information. The Santa Clara event looks likes it is shaping up to be even better. If I lived in California, I would attend.” Ken DePalo, Sales Engineer – New York Metro Region, Advanced Business Communications


The Northern California Data Center Summit is a first of its kind event and will feature new voices and expert analysis on data center real estate and technology infrastructure opportunities in Northern California and around the nation.

Keywords & Conference Themes: Data Center Real Estate | Data Center Infrastructure | Private Equity & Technology | Debt Financing | Latency Requirements | The Cloud | Business Data Requirements



>> Global IP traffic has increased eightfold over the past 5 years, and will increase fourfold over the next 5 years. (Cisco)

>>In 2015, the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross global IP networks every 5 minutes. (Cisco)

>> Three billion photos are uploaded onto Facebook per month and the firm manages 25 Terabytes of data per day. (451 Research)

>> Roughly 20% of SaaS, laaS and Paas firms are expected to increase spending on cloud computing in the next 6 months. (451 Research)


Who Should Attend and Participate?

  • Investors, including: private equity funds, new investment funds, high-net worth, institutional
  • Data center owners and operators
  • Power and energy efficiency firms
  • Commercial real estate executives including brokers and developers
  • Data center service providers
  • Attorneys
  • Debt sources including banks



Agenda Coverage:

  • State of the Northern California Data Center Real Estate Market
Jonathan Atkin,
Managing Director,
RBC Capital Markets
Tim Huffman,
Executive Vice President,
Global Director | Technology Solutions Group,
Colliers International


  • Northern California Data Center Market 360: Where is the new activity occurring? And, can my building be a data center?
  • Blurring of the Lines: Wholesale, colocation/retail–What’s the difference and are historic wholesale firms taking on the role of retail providers?
  • Supply/Demand: Is Northern California’s data center supply adequately meeting demand?

Additional Agenda Coverage:

  • Analysis and review of aging data center real estate and infrastructure: How to survive the current explosion of consumer and business data requirements
  • What’s after the cloud and how will it impact the national and Northern California markets?
  • New data center investment and development financing — What’s more favorable: Ground-up development or repositioning of existing assets?
  • Who are the most active equity players and what are their return requirements?
  • What are the advantages of the urban data center setting and is new investment/development shifting back to city settings?
  • What makes a data center real estate asset “marketable” today?
  • What are the unique innovations in energy efficiency and cooling systems?