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Jim Kerrigan, SIOR

Managing Principal
North American Data Centers

Jim Kerrigan founded NADC in 2014 as the first real estate company focused on acquiring, leasing, and selling data centers throughout the United States and Canada. Since 2015, he has sold more than 4.5 million square feet of data centers, mostly in Northern Virginia; completed the sales of 28 properties worth over $3 billion; initiated edge data centers by advising on 22 leases throughout the United States (between 2014 and 2016); and negotiated numerous lease renewals totaling more than 100MW on behalf of tenants and licensees.

Jim is a proud member of one of the most respected organization within the commercial real estate industry, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), a distinction earned by less than 1% of the world’s commercial real estate professionals. He has also received SIOR’s two biggest awards: Largest Dollar Volume Transaction and Top Investment Transaction in 2016 and 2019.

Prior to starting NADC, Jim had a 23-year career in commercial real estate, during which he led data center practices for some of the largest companies in the world, including Staubach (JLL), Grubb & Ellis (Newmark), and Avison Young. He was consistently recognized as one of those companies’ top producers.

Jim started working on data centers in 1998 in Chicago helping Frontier Communications anchor 350 East Cermak. He subsequently helped Equinix expand at Cermak as well as helping them

acquire their Elk Grove Village site. He has worked on numerous transactions in the Chicago area during the past 24 years with tenants and developers alike.

In his free time, he enjoys smoking BBQ, reading, skiing and traveling the world with his family helping them become better world citizens.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Finance from the University of Illinois.

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