CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. has unveiled a major enhancement to its commercial real estate services platform, bringing together all of its data center and critical environment work across the enterprise under a single entity-the CBRE Critical Environment Practice. This practice area will consist of transaction management, facilities management, and project management specialties, and provide a ”one stop” portal for delivering integrated solutions to clients with data center and critical environment needs.

  “CBRE has long been at the forefront of the critical environment space, with a portfolio encompassing more than 86 million sq. ft. of critical facilities-including 200 data centers-and a substantial roster of clients across a wide range of industries,” said Mitch Harris, director of the CBRE Critical Environment Practice. “As data and information play an increasingly central role in both our economy and daily lives, the unified CBRE Critical Environment Practice will enable us to work even deeper across borders and business lines to meet the needs of our clients.”

  The CBRE Critical Environment Practice’s Transaction Management specialty will encompass services offered by the company’s former Technology Practice Group-including leasing, sales, capital markets and advisory services-under the CBRE Critical Environment Practice group name.

  The Facilities Management specialty will be comprised of the critical environment technical services provided by the engineering solutions group under CBRE senior managing director Jack O’Connor. The Project Management specialty will encompass the data center construction services currently offered and led by managing director Jerry Reich.