Data Centers

Demand for cloud computing, “big data” and its security is growing. Many organizations are considering developing and operating data centers. Developers and building owners wish to create multi-tenant data centers. Hospitals and universities want connected campuses. And some of the world’s largest companies are providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as a new source of revenue from their data centers.

The process of getting approvals to build, retrofit or expand data centers can be very complex and time-consuming.  We can help assist developers, operators and others with their data center needs:

  • Obtaining approvals for private infrastructure—such as conduit paths, manholes, junction boxes—to be located on public property
  • Securing flexible planned development and zoning-related approvals to develop, operate and expand centers
  • Assisting developers with acquiring sites for development, or existing buildings for renovation
  • Working with developers on all aspects of construction, including negotiating contracts and resolving disputes with contractors
  • Assisting operators with leases of data center facilities
  • Seeking variances of fire safety and EPA regulations
  • Coordinating strategies and assisting with obtaining incentives to offset certain costs
  • Advising developers on ways to meet their operational and speed-to-market needs
  • Assisting with local business licensing
  • Handling disputes and litigating issues with neighboring property owners