Plante Moran Cresa saves client millions on a complex data center relocation

The challenge

The real estate and facility needs of data centers are costly and complex. Our client was searching for space that could accommodate the latest high-tech equipment in a secure location and desired to remain confidential during the process.

The space needed to accommodate a wide list of requirements, including the ability to support conditioned, uninterruptible power systems, multiple HVAC systems with backups, fire suppression systems, and back-up generators. Security was also a key component.

The solution

Having as much infrastructure in place is a key component to reducing costs. Plante Moran Cresa (PMC) was able to understand our client's requirements and identify all feasible options. We helped the client successfully secure a lease on a previous data center with a heavy amount of infrastructure in place, saving millions of dollars in capital expense.

The benefit

Due to the nature of a data center project, it’s critical to know where your advisor’s fiduciary duty lies. At PMC, we solely represent our clients and never a landlord or building. This allows us to locate all the options aligned to our client’s requirements.

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