Doing it the Right Way: A Site Acquisition and Development Case Study

  • Monday, 04/03/2017: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room: 502B
  • Session Number:  MDCS4:


Demand for data center space is at an all-time high, but what do you do when there is no space available in the market where you need to be? In this joint presentation, Chris Curtis, SVP of Development, Compass Datacenters and Dan Bowman of the City of Allen Economic Development council will present a case study documenting the myriad of tasks that characterize a site development project and how municipalities and data center developers can work together to streamline the processes for development requirements like permitting and approvals to deliver a data center in just six months. Included in this interactive presentation will be discussions on the elements of successful site acquisition, identifying and addressing key municipal “hot issues” and navigating municipal structures to achieve your most aggressive schedule requirements.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn:

- Key elements of site selection
- Understanding the development process
- Working with municipalities


Dan Bowman

Executive Director & CEO
Allen Economic Development Corporation

Chris Curtis

SVP of Development
Compass Datacenters