Are Landlords Being Proactive in Technology?


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“The more connectivity options the tenant has the better.” says Burges.

SAN DIEGO—CRE owners and developers have understandably and justifiably left technology systems to their tenants and have done little to proactively increase technology in their buildings. That statement is according to locally based Jeff Burges, president and founder of DataSite, who is also a former NAIOP president.

Burges tells that “this is not a criticism,” but instead, he says it is “a reality based in landlord risk mitigation as well as landlords knowing their real value; great buildings managed well.”

In talking about technology in celebration of’s recent 15th anniversary, Burges explains that “the Internet has and continues to change the way we do business and conduct our lives. Because of telecom connectivity availability, computing power may now reside in Colocation (multi-tenant) Data Centers, not in the expensive, inefficient, un-scalable server room down the hall that had to be built by, or costs amortized to, the tenant.”…


Are Landlords Being Proactive in Technology?

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