Business Unit Director Riccardo Degli Effetti Leads CBRE’s Efforts As Chapter Co-Founder

CBRE Data Centre Solutions, a leading data centre advisory and operations services provider, today announces its participation as a founding partner of the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Italy Chapter, a non-profit professional association for the digital infrastructure industry. As a founding partner, CBRE will provide iMasons with industry leadership insights and talent resources in support of iMasons’ educational, networking and industry-supporting donation programs. In addition, CBRE Business Unit Director, Riccardo Degli Effetti, will lead this partnership on behalf of CBRE as chapter co-founder, providing operational best practices and thought leadership for the organization as it grows and develops.

Riccardo states “The data centre industry shares a mutual complex challenge of finding and retaining talent. With CBRE and iMasons joining forces, we hope to bridge the gap and increase the interest of young people into the industry to ensure the digital infrastructure, upon which our society relies so heavily, is supported and grown by competent and enthusiastic professionals.”

CBRE Data Centre Solutions provides full-spectrum life cycle services to data centre owners, occupiers, and investors, including consulting services, advisory and transaction services, project management and delivery, and integrated data centre operations. CBRE manages over 6.97M meters square of mission critical space across 800+ sites through 6,000 data centre technicians.

Along with CBRE Data Centre Solutions, founding partners also include Vertiv Co., led by EMEA President Giodano Albertazzi. CBRE and Vertiv will collaborate with leaders across the data centre industry to deliver the iMasons’ mission.

“CBRE Data Centre Solutions proudly supports the mission of the iMasons organisation, which is, to connect, grow and give back to this vitally important community. Our position as founding partner of the iMasons Italy chapter solidifies our commitment not only to the local market, but to this global community of data centre professionals,” explained John Dunstan, President, CBRE Data Centre Solutions.

Established in 2016, the iMasons organisation converges more than 1,400 members across 139 countries to focus their combined experience and expertise to the advancement of the greater digital infrastructure ecosphere. Infrastructure Masons was founded in the United States, however, the organisation has gained significant momentum in EMEA through the formation of iM Local Chapters.