VAUGHAN, Ontario, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DFT Data Centers (DuPont Fabros Technology Inc.), a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of multi-tenant wholesale data centres, is pleased to announce that it has hired its Canadian sales and leasing team. JLL (NYSE:JLL) – an internationally renowned professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management – has been selected as the exclusive real estate broker for the company’s first Canadian project and will partner with industry veteran Geoff Ois who joins DFT as regional director of sales and leasing in Toronto. Together, this dynamic team will spearhead leasing and contribute to the marketing of TOR1, one of Canada’s newest state-of-the-art wholesale data centres, located in the former Toronto Star printing plant in Vaughan, Ontario.
DFT selected JLL’s Data Center Solutions Group as its project partner for TOR1 due to the company’s worldwide expertise in data centre real estate and co-location services. “JLL, led by our Vice President of Data Centre Solutions Scott Metcalfe, is very excited to work with DFT on this state-of-the-art Toronto facility,” says Brett Miller, CEO, JLL Canada. “The current data centre market is very active. As a wholesale facility, TOR1 delivers great value and opportunity for enterprise customers who are sourcing resilient, efficient and secure data centre space in Toronto. We are also thrilled to work closely with Geoff Ois. His extensive experience in the Canadian marketplace will be an important asset as we connect with IT and business leaders across Canada and North America.”
“DFT is excited to have Geoff on board to lead our Toronto sales efforts,” says Christopher Eldredge, president and CEO, DFT. “In his nearly two decades of selling data centre solutions, Geoff has distinguished himself as a trustworthy partner for business clients across Canada. His experience and industry connections will make him a valuable resource as pre-leasing efforts for TOR1 begin.”
TOR1 – CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN TORONTO FOR LEADING BUSINESSES
DFT is transforming the iconic Toronto Star printing plant in Vaughan, Ontario into TOR1, a state-of-the-art facility, vital for meeting the increasing business demand for data centre capacity in Ontario.
The innovative DFT design will deliver perpetual power, high efficiency, reliable cooling, environmental friendliness and 24x7x365 security, making this one of Canada’s most advanced data centres. The facility is designed for flexibility, supporting a range of power densities (1,076 to 3,228 watts per square metre) and resiliencies (N to 2N). Once fully built, the Vaughan data centre will include 23 computer rooms spread across 21,016M2 with a critical power capacity of up to 46 megawatts.
JLL (NYSE:JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, please visit www.jll.ca
ABOUT DUPONT FABROS TECHNOLOGY INC.
DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centres. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission-critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s 11 data centres are located in three major U.S. markets and total 3.3 million gross square feet and 287 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.dft.com
For additional information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Director, Strategic Objectives
(416) 366-7735, ext. 226
Senior Director, Marketing, DFT Data Centers
+1 (202) 728-0044, ext. 123
For sales or leasing enquiries, please contact:
Regional Director, Sales and Leasing
DFT Data Centers
Vice President, Data Center Solutions
JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services, Inc., Brokerage)
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.