CAPRE PODCAST IN LEADERSHIP: ServerFarm’s Avner Papouchado Talks Family Business and Growth of Chicago Market

On August 14, CAPRE's Brian Klebash caught up with ServerFarm CEO, Avner Papouchado, to discuss the history of Red Sea Group, international investment and his recent activity in the Chicago digital infrastructure arena. Avner Papouchado has been the guiding force behind ServerFarm since its inception. Known for his intense business acumen, Papouchado has a proven track record of successful real estate investments. He has served as Red Sea Group’s North American CEO since 1993 and is an active member of the executive management team responsible for the company’s worldwide investment strategy. A certified pilot, Papouchado received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the New School for Social Research in New York. In his CAPRE Podcast in Leadership interview, Mr. Papouchado answered the following questions: * How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted each of the different segments of your data center/digital infrastructure business: leasing, interconnection, development, acquisitions? * What is Server Farm becoming more active in the Chicago market, and what are your future plans? * Is the data center pandemic demand story 'too good to be true' with booming web usage due to work from home, webinars, etc.? How much do you think the long term change will be and how will that affect the digital infrastructure industry? * Has Covid-19 impacted capital raising and financing, and what are your future plans? * What is the future of digital infrastructure: larger hyperscale-type data centers, small edge deployments or something…