PGIM Bolsters Data Center Strategy with Senior Hire
PGIM Real Estate has hired Jim Footh as managing director on the global Data Center Investments portfolio management team. Based in Seattle, Footh will have transactional and portfolio management responsibilities for investments made by PGIM Real Estate in the data center sector.
Footh will report to PGIM Real Estate’s head of Japan and global head of Data Center Investments, Morgan Laughlin. “The availability of large amounts of low-latency data processing capacity is becoming increasingly critical to the global economy,” said Laughlin. “Jim is an important addition to our dedicated global Data Center Investments team, and I’m truly excited to have him on board.”
Footh joins PGIM Real Estate from Amazon Web Services where he was responsible for all data center infrastructure development and portfolio oversight of AWS centers in the Western U.S., North America and Asia Pacific regions. He brings more than 30 years of real estate experience to the role.
Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.
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