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AREP Selects Two Telecom Vets to Drive Ashburn NextGen Data Center Growth for PowerHouse Data Centers

PowerHouse Data Centers, a division of American Real Estate Partners (AREP), just added two key players to its leadership team to fuel PowerHouse Data Centers’ deployment of next-generation data center growth in Northern Virginia.

Luke Kipfer has been named Vice President of Data Center Development and Construction and Jarrett Appleby to Data Center Strategy Consultant and Senior Advisor. 

Kipfer brings more than 15 years of exceptional mission-critical experience leading multi-million dollar data center design and construction. He oversaw project management and operations for several of the world’s largest hyperscale data center sites in his role at Direct Line Global. Kipfer also served as the Director of Construction at Markley Group where he managed all aspects of design and construction for New England’s largest colocation, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility.

Appleby has successfully led strategic operational change and accelerated the profitability of some of the world’s leading digital infrastructure companies over the past 30 years. Prior to PowerHouse, he was Chief Operating Officer of Digital Realty and Coresite Realty and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Equinix. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group and is the CEO of Appleby Strategy Group, a digital infrastructure advisory group that works with leading private equity and technology companies. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Luke and Jarrett to the PowerHouse Data Centers team, their expertise is a central differentiator from our competition,” said Doug Fleit, Co-founder and CEO of AREP. “This is an exciting time for PowerHouse. We intentionally brought them on at the beginning stages to be part of developing and establishing our custom solutions that empower hyperscalers with accelerated speed to market, robust connectivity and dedicated power while bypassing limited land and leasing challenges in Data Center Alley.”

For the full press release, click here.

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