Sureel Choksi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers
Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Sureel has over 15 years of experience as an executive in the Internet infrastructure industry. He is also a member of Vantage’s board of directors and Silver Lake’s Value Creation Team. Sureel was previously Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Data Centers, a private-equity backed roll-up vehicle. Prior to that, Sureel held several executive roles with Level 3 Communications, including Chief Marketing Officer, President of Wholesale Markets, Executive Vice President of Services, Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. Before Level 3, Sureel worked in venture capital at TeleSoft Partners and investment banking at Gleacher & Company.
Dave Meadows, Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz
David C. Meadows II has worked in data center cooling since 1999. He is currently the Director of Industry, Standards, and Technology with STULZ USA, a manufacturer of precision air conditioning, humidification, and dehumidification products specifically designed for the data center. Previously David has served as both the Design Engineering Manager and the Applications Engineering Manager at Stulz. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. David is also a graduate of the United States Navy Nuclear Power School.
Jeffrey Moerdler, Partner, Mintz Levin
Jeff is the head of the Real Estate and Communications practices in New York. A general commercial real estate attorney for almost 30 years, his clients include large national companies, particularly in the high-tech, telecommunications, financial services, health care, supermarket, and oil and gas sectors as well as numerous smaller local clients. His real estate practice is both national and local and includes representation of landlords and tenants in all types of leases; counseling owners and developers in the acquisition, sale, development, and renovation of property; advising lenders and borrowers in commercial loans; and the representation of all parties in real estate litigation. During the past 20 years, he has developed a unique specialty practice in the intersection of real estate with technology, communications, and energy issues. He has extensive experience representing landlords, tenants, and communications service providers in the leasing, purchase, sale, and financing of data centers and switch facilities, collocation facilities, radio and television broadcast antennas, distributed and in-building antenna systems, rooftop antennas, and fiber-optic transactions as well as the wiring of buildings for broadband communications access. Jeff has also negotiated thousands of rooftop and cellular antenna leases, inside wiring agreements, antenna tower leases, and switch facility leases throughout the country — covering over 500 million square feet. He has also devoted a considerable portion of his practice to power and energy issues related to real estate and other technology matters, including large solar and wind installations and bulk power purchases. A frequent speaker on real estate topics, Jeff also writes a monthly column called Leasing on the Level, covering leasing topics in Real Estate Weekly. He is a member of the board of advisors and regular contributor to Commercial Lease Law Insider, Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider, and Communications Environmental and Land Use Law Report. In addition, he frequently contributes to Mortgage and Real Estate Executives Report and is regularly quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commercial Property News, Real Estate Weekly, and other publications. In the past, he has served in numerous governmental positions, including as assistant to the First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York and assistant to the Deputy Borough President of the Borough of Manhattan. From 1981 to 1982, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, US District Judge, and later Chief Judge, for the Southern District of New York. Jeff is also an emergency medical technician on his local volunteer ambulance and coordinator of his local chapter.
Allen Tucker, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Offering 25 years of corporate real estate experience exclusively focusing on enterprise / tenant representation. My goal is to create and deliver real measurable value for my clients, shareholders and our own people, in advising on optimizing acquisitions of complex real estate transactions (corporate headquarters, regional offices, land development, contact centers, data centers and manufacturing facilities). This is my passion and commitment to my clients. JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated services built on market insight and foresight, sound research and relevant market knowledge. Specialties: National Site Selection, Corporate Headquarters Relocations, Mission Critical Facilities / Data Centers, Call Centers, Land Acquisitions, Workforce Labor Demographics, Financial and Relocation analysis.
Jeff Ivey, Strategic Development, CPG
As Vice President, Strategic Development, Jeff is responsible for fostering growth and managing organizational operations across several cross-functional teams at CPG. A data center executive with over 30 years of experience, Jeff combines his extensive knowledge of data center operations, design, and facilities management with his project management expertise to ensure success for both clients and CPG. With an easy going and dynamic personality, as well as the ability to articulate key issues in the category and predict and discuss trends, Jeff is a sought-after thought leader. Recognized as an industry expert, he is frequently requested to speak at national data center conferences and panels for organizations such as CAPRE and BISNOW. He is also actively involved in numerous organizations such as 7X24 Exchange and serves on the Board for several notable organizations, including AFCOM Mid-Atlantic and Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Data Center Committee. In addition to extensive REIT experience in Government Services and Data Centers, Jeff’s background includes large hyperscale and colocation projects, as well as over twenty years in the telecommunications industry.
- Sureel Choksi: President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers
- Dave Meadows: Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz
- Jeffrey Moerdler: Partner, Mintz Levin
- Allen Tucker: Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
- Jeff Ivey: Strategic Development, CPG