In its continued effort to provide real estate valuation services to support the evolving needs of its clients, Cushman & Wakefield has reorganized and expanded its data center team, the firm announced. Based in Silicon Valley, industry veteran Gene Williams will lead Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory Data Center team.

Cushman & Wakefield is the market leader in the valuation of data center facilities. With the expansion of the team, the firm is the first global real estate services provider to offer a full complement of valuation services to meet the complex needs of owners, operators and lenders focused on this asset class. In addition to real estate appraisal, the group now offers machinery and equipment valuations, purchase price allocations and cost segregation services.

“By leveraging the capabilities within Valuation & Advisory, and the expertise of our specialized Data Center brokerage professionals, we can excel at the full spectrum of complex real estate needs our clients demand,” Williams said.

“With his excellent reputation, depth of experience and market presence in the Silicon Valley, Gene was the natural choice to take our data center practice to the next level,” said Nicole Urquhart-Bradley, president of Valuation & Advisory in the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield. “His collaborative approach and industry knowledge will deepen our existing client relationships and open avenues to new clients.”

Williams is the author of several seminars recognized for continuing education credits by the State of California OREA and the Appraisal Institute. He is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and a Certified General real estate appraiser in the state of California. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and is based on San Jose.