NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eastdil Secured, L.L.C. (“Eastdil Secured” or “the firm”), the global real estate investment bank, today announced that Rob Walters has joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Walters will be based in the Washington, D.C. office and will lead the firm’s data center and digital infrastructure business, focused on sales, leasing, joint ventures and financing.
Mr. Walters brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience and deep expertise in the digital infrastructure and data center space. He joins Eastdil Secured from Avison Young, where he served as Principal and led the firm’s Data Center practice in both Investment Sales and Leasing. Mr. Walters’s extensive track record, deep network of relationships and unparalleled digital infrastructure real estate knowledge makes him ideally suited to lead Eastdil Secured in growing its data center efforts both in the U.S. and internationally.
“Over our more than 50-year history, we have grown our presence, capabilities and expertise to meet the evolving needs of our clients across market cycles and sectors with trusted, differentiated advice globally,” said Roy Hilton March, CEO of Eastdil Secured. “Rob is a distinguished leader and trusted advisor with a proven track record of delivering top-level results for clients, and his addition further validates our commitment to thoughtfully building out our best-in-class team in a way that provides tangible value for clients around the world in the growing digital infrastructure and data center space.”
“As digital infrastructure and data centers become increasingly important in today’s global digital economy, we are pleased to expand our team with a leader and professional of Rob’s caliber which enhances our capabilities significantly in this critical asset class. With approximately $4.5 billion of global data center-related projects in process today, adding a market leading professional like Rob to our already strong team will accelerate our ability to deliver for our clients and capitalize on a growing opportunity set,” said D. Michael Van Konynenburg, President at Eastdil Secured.
“Across the globe, Eastdil Secured is known as the preeminent advisor and partner in commercial real estate,” said Mr. Walters. “I am humbled and beyond excited to join the team and have an opportunity to work alongside Sean McDermott, Collins Ege, Mark Chu and the rest of the Eastdil team to further the firm’s best-in-class capabilities in the data center and digital infrastructure sector.”
Mr. Walters is an established commercial real estate leader with a focus on delivering creative and strategic solutions on behalf of his data center and digital infrastructure clients. At Avison Young, Mr. Walters advised clients on sales and leasing transactions totaling more than 15 million square feet and a combined value of over $4.5 billion. Mr. Walters holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, where he currently sits on the Washington, D.C. regional board.
About Eastdil Secured
As the most relevant and trusted advisor in the commercial real estate capital markets, Eastdil Secured creates value for clients through creative, actionable ideas and flawless execution. With an unrivaled combination of capital markets expertise and in-depth understanding of real estate fundamentals, Eastdil Secured delivers best-in-class advice on mergers and acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, debt placement, structured credit and loan sales to investors around the world. Headquartered in New York, Eastdil Secured has a broad global footprint to support clients with offices across the United States in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orange County, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and internationally in Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information on Eastdil Secured, the global real estate investment bank, please visit https://www.eastdilsecured.com.
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