CBRE announced Shawn Novak has joined the firm as a vice president within its Data Center Solutions Group and will be based in the downtown Chicago office. In his role, Mr. Novak will lead consulting engagements nationwide for organizations requiring data center mission critical facilities strategies and solutions.

Prior to joining CBRE, Novak served as a managing director at the 451 Group within the Digital Infrastructure planning advisors and was responsible for managing multiple projects and advising clients on data center strategies.  Prior to this, Novak served as a Principal Consultant at Uptime Institute, a sister company of the 451 Group, where he led global data center strategies. Novak also held a position at EYP Mission Critical, which was acquired by HP, where he held a position as a Senior Consultant for the Critical Facilities Consulting practice.