Andrew Jay
Executive Director
CBRE Limited

Andrew is an Executive Director within the Advisory and Transaction division based in London, where is head of the EMEA Data Centre solutions team which is the World’s largest data centre real estate advisory group.
He is recognised as one of Europe’s leading advisors to the data centre industry and benefits from in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the technical real estate market including development, leasing and corporate data centre dynamics.
Andrew is responsible for the unique research provided by CBRE into the Global Colocation market and is a regular speaker at the main conferences including Data Centre Dynamics and Data Centres Europe.

Recent Assignments

⎯ Major projects on behalf of data centre occupiers have included advising on 70% of the largest corporate data centre acquisitions in the UK and Europe since 2005 and structuring the technical real estate industry’s first full service lease framework agreement.
⎯ Major projects of behalf of data centre developers include the acquisition of sites for new build, leasing to end users and data centre investment sale & purchases on behalf of numerous clients including Digital Realty and Sentrum.
⎯ Set- up and managed AT&T’s global network rollout which included the completion of 180 data centre leases in 46 countries across the world in two years.


Andrew joined CBRE in 1989 where he gained valuable experience in the City of London Office Leasing and Investment teams.
Following the acquisition of a regional business, Andrew transferred to the North East of England in 1994 where he set up Investment Agency and Telecoms Agency teams.
Since returning to London in 2000, Andrew has become an Executive Director in the Advisory and Transactions team where he is head of the EMEA Data Centres team.

Professional Affiliations and Education

⎯ Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
⎯ BSc (Hons) in Urban Estate Surveying
⎯ Founder member of UK Council of Data Centre Operators (now TechUK)
⎯ Chair of the TechUK Data Centres Council
⎯ Board Member of the Data Centre Alliance