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Digital Realty


Colocation Strategy & Planning Manager

  2323 bryan street, Dallas


Position Title:  Manager Global Colocation Strategy and Planning

Location: Dallas, TX

Your role

The role is primarily responsible for interpreting financial data for customer deployments in Digital Realty’s Portfolio, building and maintaining financial reporting of leasing metrics (e.g. pacing, pricing, availability), and underwriting business cases for capital requests. This role will support all groups within the Operations and Portfolio Management Group (Global Colo Strategy and Planning, Asset Management, and Finance). This includes building a cashflow model with empirically sound assumptions for:  pricing, inventory and product sales pacing, electrical power density, and capital expenditures. The candidate with work closely with the Asset Managers, Operations teams, and Executive Leadership team to create reports, organize data, and slide decks that will be relied on to guide corporate strategy and investments.

Additionally, the Manager, Global Colocation Expansion Strategy & Analysis will support other business plans for new market entry, margin improvement initiatives, improvements in the overall capacity delivery cycle, or similar activities.

This is a highly visible role that touches nearly all departments within the firm and requires exceptional financial skills, communications & influence acumen, negotiations skills and sound judgement.


What you’ll do

  • Drive financial data analytics and reporting to support Portfolio.
    • Provide historical leasing, pricing, and absorption and other financial metrics required for underwriting of IC submissions.
    • Support PMG and finance teams during quarterly reporting, and Quarterly Market Reviews.
    • Gather data and lease documents in Salesforce for renewal discussions and negotiations.  
    • Underwrite the development of Data Center Expansion Business Cases:
    • Own and revise the colocation expansion Investment Analysis (IA)/ Development Investment Committee Memorandum (DICM) templates for various expansion scenarios (e.g. leasehold, development, DLR TKD, international, etc.)
    • Ensure expansion projects are backed by sound financial measures & assumptions.
    • Lead cross functional teams and sub-teams in the development of sound financial case including:
      • Sales & Segments teams on opportunities that require demand and market input.
      • Operations and Engineering teams to ensure build-out costs, FTE requirements, and operational expenses are accounted for.
      • Legal for entity creation and input on localized tax laws
      • Accounting for addition of new locations codes into systems
      • Product Management, Marketing, and Product Marketing for budgeting of events, collateral, go-to-market planning, etc.
  • Be familiar with Digital Realty products & services, markets served, and apply corporate strategy to case development.
  • Understanding of colocation supporting departments & functions
  • Capacity reporting, Sales pacing analysis, forecasting of capacity needs for 3-to-5-year plan by market, ensure capacity is available to ensure revenue targets.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

What you’ll need:

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Finance, Business, or Real Estate (or equivalent experience)
  • 1-2 years of experience with complex financial models preferred
  • Knowledge of data center industry, financial services, or commercial real estate telecommunications preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of quote to report (QTR) flow
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to be clear and concise
  • Knowledge of wholesale and/or retail data center industries
  • Strong budgeting and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with Oracle and Yardi a plus
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel (expert skills here), and Power Point
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills which include but are not limited to: relationship building, collaboration, influencing, and negotiating
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries and six continents.

A bit about our Digital team


Our Finance team works in one of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting business sectors. We use our financial expertise and commercial awareness to support and develop an international, publicly-listed organization. From managing budgets to financial planning, we deliver a full range of finance and accounting services to help our business stay on track and meet our goals. We also have other specialist areas of expertise including Portfolio Management and Lease Administration.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.

Our published pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

Want to know more about this position?

Get in touch with:

Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas


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