Craig Huffman to speak at BroadGroup’s Datacloud USA 2023 Event

Metro EdgeChicago Illinois, August 31, 2023 – Metro Edge Development Partners (Metro Edge), a commercial real estate firm focused on technology-driven developments, announces today that its Co-Founder & CEO, Craig Huffman, will be participating on a panel at Datacloud USA 2023, taking place Monday, September 11-12, 2023 in Austin, Texas.

Craig will participate in a session titled “Breaking Ground: How do we navigate the opportunities and challenges of emerging data center markets?,” taking place at 2:10 pm CDT.  The panel will discuss the growing interest in secondary markets such as Portland, Phoenix and Columbus, where operators can find larger sites with affordable power and untapped potential. With a career spanning nearly two decades in real estate private equity, Craig brings a wealth of knowledge in unearthing untapped investment opportunities, particularly in underserved settings. His current endeavor exemplifies this vision, and is making strides in the development of an exclusive, vertically-designed data center situated in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District. Craig’s deep-rooted commitment to urban revitalization through socially impactful, technology-driven projects promises to offer rich insights into emerging data center markets during the panel discussion.

WHAT: Panel Discussion: Breaking Ground: How do we navigate the opportunities and challenges of emerging data center markets?

WHERE: Datacloud USA 2023
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2023 | 2:10 PM to 2:50 PM (US/Central)

WHO: Panel members include:

To register to attend the event, please visit.

About Metro Edge Development Partners (Metro Edge):

Metro Edge is a leading minority business enterprise (MBE) commercial real estate development firm focused on high-impact, technology-driven developments primarily to support underserved communities. Its mission is to pursue high-quality investments that deliver exceptional results while creating meaningful growth opportunities for people in the communities where it does business. Led by a best-in-class team with 50+ years of private equity-driven real estate experience, Metro Edge focuses on data centers, life sciences, and technology-oriented developments in primarily urban locations nationwide.

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for Metro Edge
Ilissa Miller
Tel: +1 866-307-2510