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Dec. 14, 2012

Avison Young Named Exclusive Leasing Agent for Prime Data Center, Hires Specialist in NY Office

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor

1547 Realty Partners, a company that was founded by industry professionals to invest in data center properties, recently appointed Avison Young as the exclusive leasing agent for 1 Ramland Road—a state-of-the-art data center and disaster recovery facility in Orangeburg, N.Y.

According to the company’s press release, the Avison Young team managing the assignment is made up of Principals Michael Gottlieb and Martin Cottingham of the company’s New York office, as well as Chicago-based Principals David Horowitz and Jim Kerrigan, who are co-heads of Avison Young’s Data Center Practice Group.

1 Ramland Road is strategically located on 32 acres just 25 miles outside of Manhattan and serves the New York metro market. The facility’s current capacity is 24 megawatts from dual feeds. Once a substation is completed in the near future, 1 Ramlad Road will double its capacity—offering the highest standards of infrastructure requirements for business continuity and disaster recovery facilities.

“Due to 1 Ramland’s location, users will benefit from the area’s low cost [and] reliable power. There are also opportunities for expansion, providing even greater flexibility for users,” said Principal Martin Cottingham.

Apart from the existing building, the site is set to be expanded to include outdoor generators, outdoor chillers, a substation and a new three-story building totaling 230,000 square feet of space.

1 Ramland Road includes 12,980 square feet of office space and a completely built-out, fully furnished and wired Business Continuity Plan space of 54,100 square feet. The facility also features two passenger car elevators—each of them capable of lifting 2,500 pounds, one freight car elevator offering 5,000-pound capacity, and a two-bay loading area with lift.

In spring 2012, Canada-based Avison Young opened its first New York office and shortly after began hiring high-profile industry professionals in key positions to continue the company’s aggressive expansion in the area. Avison Young’s most recent addition is office leasing specialist Whitney C. Meyer, who joined the New York office as a Senior Vice President. At Avison Young, she will focus on agency representation for office leasing assignments.

Prior to her position at Avison Young, Meyer was Director of Asset Management and Leasing for Mitsui Fudosan America—a real estate investment and development company based in New York and U.S. subsidiary of the largest real estate company in Japan.

With 10 years of commercial real estate industry experience, Meyer has closed on more than 100 million square feet of transactions throughout her career.

Rendering of 1 Ramland Road data center via Avison Young

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