PHILADELPHIA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AthenianRazak (www.athenianrazak.com), a Philadelphia-based real estate services company, announced today that it has hired Christopher Strom as Director of Project Development. Chris will be responsible for data center client services, development financing, and project development.
Chris has more than two decades of experience in real estate and development specializing in complex technical buildings. He has been on multiple sides of real estate transactions worth more than $3 billion and has a unique skill set that includes development, planning, design, construction, and finance.
“With the addition of Chris to our team, we are excited to continue expanding our data center service offerings,” said Alan Razak, Principal of AthenianRazak. “His background pairs a vast knowledge of complicated real estate transactions with a strong business acumen that allows us to provide our clients with comprehensive and viable solutions.”
Prior to joining AthenianRazak, Chris led project development for some of the most innovative data center projects in North America. As a senior member of Skanska’s Mission Critical leadership team, he was instrumental in developing real estate solutions to support the specific IT needs of clients, including a modular data center program for a major Canadian corporation with a guaranteed PUE of 1.15.
AthenianRazak’s recent data center work includes improvements to the data centers at 833 Chestnut in Philadelphia and a data center for the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts. Other recent projects include the ChesLen Preserve Management Center, Lenfest Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
AthenianRazak is a Philadelphia-based real estate services company that supports institutions, corporations, and investors with consulting on the development and management of real estate. The company offers guidance and solutions on a range of property issues including development; data center planning, construction, and operations management; property management; receiverships; and historic redevelopment. For more information, visit www.athenianrazak.com.