CMS appoints real estate experts to growing data centre team

CMS appoints real estate experts to growing data centre team

Keith Barber and Charlotte Miller

Law firm CMS has announced the addition of two senior associates and transactional real estate specialists, Charlotte Miller and Keith Barber, to its data centre division.

Based in Glasgow, the team is set to further fortify its UK and European operations, advising data centre clients with a focus on their unique real estate requirements.

With over 20 years’ experience in her portfolio, Ms Miller’s expertise is largely directed towards developers, funders, and occupiers of data centre space. Her experience is well-regarded in the industrial and logistics sector.

Mr Barber has dedicated over a decade advising institutional landlords, developers, and corporate occupiers across all asset classes, with particular experience in investment and development work.

The CMS Data Centre division supports data centre asset owners, who face a range of complex problems when seeking to acquire or develop sites, advising on all planning and environmental matters. The team also provides support for clients on ESG compliance, as the data centre sector comes under increasing public and political scrutiny.

Led by Glasgow-based partner Chris Rae, the data centre team is supported by colleagues from specialist divisions across CMS covering core issues including construction, planning, power and technology. Its clients include Mizuho Bank, Emirates Airlines, McDonald’s Restaurants, and IBM.

Mr Rae said: “While CMS’s real estate team has been advising data centre investors, funders, developers, and occupiers for over two decades, the significant growth of this sector combined with emerging legislative issues is creating new opportunities which require people with Charlotte and Keith’s immense expertise.

“Their experience and understanding of real estate, landlord and tenant issues is integral in helping our clients meet these challenges to ensure companies and organisations across the UK and throughout Europe have the data storage capacity they require to thrive.”

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