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Stream Data Centers Welcomes Mike Lebow as SVP, Location Strategy and Development

Stream Data Centers Welcomes Mike Lebow as SVP, Location Strategy and Development

This strategic leadership addition bolsters Stream’s site acquisition and development practice, enhancing the depth of critical data center services available to customers.

Dallas, TX (August 18, 2022) –  Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprise and hyperscale clients, today proudly announces the addition of Mike Lebow as its new Senior Vice President of Location Strategy and Development. In this role, Lebow will lead all aspects of the pre-construction project lifecycle, from market analysis, site identification and acquisitions, to zoning, permitting, utility upgrades and interconnections. Lebow’s wealth of experience will directly support Stream’s mission to find high-quality sites and deliver capacity to our customers when and where it’s required. Concurrently serving as Co-Founder and Partner of Headwaters Site Development, an independent affiliate launched in 2022 in partnership with Stream, Mike’s deep industry expertise will ensure that Stream customers will have access to well-vetted sites in the most advantageous and desirable markets in the Americas.

Prior to Stream, Lebow built his site development expertise in the renewable energy sector, leading the identification and development of ten commercial wind energy facilities totaling almost 2GW. From there, he joined Google’s Energy and Location Strategy team, where he worked for nearly eight years helping scale the company’s global data center infrastructure efficiently and sustainably. During his time there, Mike helped Google acquire 13 data center campuses across North and South America, totaling thousands of acres and enabling multiple gigawatts of data center capacity. Most recently, he oversaw Google’s data center portfolio in Latin America, including strategic planning and capacity deployment to grow Google Cloud in the region.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Stream Data Centers team,” comments Mike Lebow. “Stream is a company that is both fantastic to work with, and to work for. They have a long track record of success, strong financial partners, and robust customer pipeline; but the thing I value the most is the team’s entrepreneurial attitude. Leadership here is willing to take risks and support new initiatives that solve problems for our customers in this dynamic industry. I look forward to helping accelerate Stream’s new ventures and expansions, identify ideal data center locations, and deliver shovel-ready sites to meet our customers’ evolving needs. It is an honor to be part of one of the industry’s most customer-centric companies and I’m excited to help scale the platform with the implementation of robust processes and industry best practices.”

“At Stream we pride ourselves on meeting the exacting needs of the world’s most sophisticated data center users. And the only way we can continue to drive value for customers is by onboarding the best minds with deep experience. Team members like Mike who combine strong project execution capabilities with Stream’s commitment to honest and ethical client and community interaction help us remain a trusted partner and collaborator for those seeking a full suite of data center services,” states Stream’s COO and Partner Michael Lahoud. “We have no doubt that Mike is the strongest possible leader for this practice, and his proven track record of success with industry-leading companies makes us sure that he will bring game-changing insights to both our company and our customers.”

Stream Data Centers delivers an array of premier data center services for hyperscale and enterprise users, including location strategy and development, build-to-suit data centers, adaptable turnkey colocation, energy procurement services and more. Currently, the company is expanding its footprint with a new 3 million square-foot multi-tenant campus in Goodyear, Arizona, scheduled to become the region’s largest with 440MW of capacity at full build. Stream is also commissioning a second partially pre-leased data center in Chicagoland’s Elk Grove Village, with the new 32MW data center campus now available.

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About Stream Data Centers

Stream Data Centers has provided premium data center services since 1999, with 90% of its inventory leased to Fortune 100 customers. To date, the company has acquired, developed and managed more than two dozen data centers nationally, while leadership has remained consistent for all 24 years.

From site selection to data center construction and operations, Stream develops wholesale colocation capacity and build-to-suit solutions for hyperscale and enterprise users. Additionally, Stream sources and develops low-risk land sites for optimum data center development and provides energy procurement services with a focus on reducing market risk and providing low-cost renewable energy options.  All of Stream’s facilities feature carrier-neutral, low latency connectivity to network and public cloud providers.

Stream Data Centers is the technical real estate affiliate of Stream Realty Partners, a full service commercial real estate investment, development and services company. With $5.8 billion in annual transactions and over 294 million+ square feet of leased or managed commercial space in active markets coast to coast, Stream Realty Partners is one of the most successful commercial real estate firms in the country.