Michael G. Morris has been promoted to executive managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. To date, he has completed more than 10 million square feet of assignments encompassing all facets of real estate and operations, from strategy development to lease negotiation. Also an expert on facilities operations, cross-cultural issues and globalization opportunities, Mr. Morris has executed consolidation and relocation projects in over 60 countries.
Additionally, Mr. Morris has been instrumental in data center consulting, evaluation, and consolidation and relocation assignments across the globe. Offering invaluable business continuity planning expertise—which includes certification as a cooling professional and in power infrastructure design—he has facilitated evaluations of mission critical and data center needs, current and future power requirements, site selections and contract/SLA negotiations at selected co-location and data center facilities. Select data center clients include Riverbed Technology, Nuance Communications, Aspen Technology, Chevron USA, Sabey Data Centers, Avaya, Sapient, Comverse Technology and other publicly traded and privately held organizations.
“Michael has been with me since the inception of GCS and is a tremendous asset to our firm,” said Michael Ippolito, chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. “He continues to grow and support our platform with unique and diverse skill sets, providing excellent service to our clients.”
Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies, with focuses in business and philosophy from the State University College at Oneonta, and an MBA in finance from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, New York City. In addition, he holds certifications in Data Center Cooling Design and Data Center Power Infrastructure Design.
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