Senior hires strengthen JLL’s data centres team in EMEA

JLL has generated two new strategic functions to reflect the increasing demand for data center services in your community and appointed Mike Harrington as Head of Information Centre Facilities Management, Tom and emea Glover as Head of Data Centre Dealings, EMEA.

Within his new role, Harrington will be in charge of overseeing the delivery of FM functions for corporates, specialist data center operators and cloud suppliers within EMEA. Harrington joins JLL after a thorough profession in the FM market having worked in america, APAC and europe. Previously, he was Mind of Facilities Administration at CBRE in Asia Pacific.

Since Head of Data Center Transactions, EMEA, Glover shall business lead JLL’s transactional services for occupier, developer and operator customers in the date center field. Glover joins the business enterprise from CBRE where he had been Director in charge of sourcing suitable websites for information centres across European countries and providing strategic suggestions to landlords, traders, and occupiers mixed up in data centre marketplace.

The pandemic shows the resiliency of the info center industry and its own importance to the worldwide economy. With thousands of people working at home, attending college online, shopping on the internet, and gaming, need for data centre capability is only accelerating. 12 months with a considerable 22 per cent upsurge in take-up from 2019 colocation demand in European countries had a record. Frankfurt and london drove a lot of the demand, with London documenting a 72 % increase year-on-year. Increased urge for food for colocation requirement is projected for 2021.

Jonathan Kinsey, Head of Data Center Services, EMEA, JLL mentioned: “The march to improved digitisation, adoption of cloud and hybrid IT strategies, shifts in global company models, data security and sovereignty, and numerous other elements, are fuelling growth within the data center sector globally. With the surge in activity on the market, we’re viewing an increase in customers seeking advisory, transactional, and operational assistance associated with their data centre techniques and assets.  

“With Mike and Tom’s appointments, we’re strengthening our capability to provide professional advice to data center occupiers, operators, investors and developers. They’re both recognised professionals in the market and add more depth to JLLs worldwide market and technical features. I’m excited to welcome them to the united group.”