CAPRE Digital Infrastructure Exclusive: Hillsboro Market Experts Discuss Capital Raising, Development, Subsea Cables & Participate in CAPRE Industry Survey
Hillsboro continues to attract significant data center development due to its low cost of land, connectivity to Asia and proximity to Washington and California. Meanwhile, technology companies such as Amazon and Microsoft continue to drive activity in Greater Seattle and Eastern Washington markets. On December 8, 2020, CAPRE facilitated an important northwest digital infrastructure market update with a focus on Seattle, Eastern Washington, and the Portland/Hillsboro markets. The two hour-long digital event featured two key panel discussions as well as some smaller focused discussions. The second panel, "Greater Portland Data Center Market 360: From Hillsboro to Downtown Portland, What Firms are Actively Developing, Investing & Why?" honed in on the following issues and questions: Competing in the Hillsboro market and emerging Oregon submarkets and obstacles Describing the changing nature of demand pre-and-post COVID? Analysis of incentives and site selection opportunities in Oregon: How is this state more competitive vs Washington or California? How are providers preparing for a greater concentration of data and greater protection of data? What is the impact of new players? Why will Hillsboro continue to attract provider interest from up-and-down the west coast? The discussion kicked off with some remarks by Shannon Hulbert, CEO of Opus Interactive, a frequent Keynote Speaker of CAPRE's. Hulbert provided key bullets about Opus Interactive's value unique proposition, history, and recent activity -- as well as Opus Interactive's strategies for adapting to the new "EFH" norm ("everything from home" -- see…
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