Ortiz Named Senior Vice President and Based in Phoenix Office
PHOENIX, Arizona – Colliers International has announced the appointment of data center and digital infrastructure veteran Michael Ortiz as Senior Vice President based in the Phoenix office.
Michael’s return to Colliers was one which made sense on many fronts for the Colliers brand as it continues to focus on expanding the company’s portfolio of innovative technology solutions and strategic global opportunities touching all things digital infrastructure. Michael served within the data center solutions practice team at Colliers spanning 2014-2017.
Michael joins Colliers International Phoenix after spending nearly 5 years with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) and DuPont Fabros (NYSE: DFT), two of the largest hyperscale data center operators in the U.S., where he served as Senior Asset Manager and Vice President of Acquisitions and site selection.
During his tenure at Digital Realty and DuPont, Michael concentrated his efforts developing multi-tenant and built to suit global hyperscale, client-driven data center projects, as well as becoming a specialist in state tax incentive creation in various emerging markets within the U.S. and data center land site acquisition across the U.S. and Canada. He was part of the portfolio management leadership team at Digital Realty that managed over 10 million square feet of data centers. Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Ortiz held commercial real estate portfolio management roles within the investment banks of JP Morgan, Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and Equity Office Properties.
Robert Mulhern, Managing Director of the Phoenix office commented, “Michael’s unique data center skill set and ability to speak multi-languages will serve Colliers well not only in the United States but also in the emerging Latin American marketplace where the migration to cloud computing has just begun. Of the 660 million residents in Latin America, less than 70 percent are connected to the internet and less than 20 percent of corporate enterprise clients are migrated to the cloud”. Source: GSM / Mobile World Congress 2021.