Metro Edge partners with best-in-class service providers who deepen our operating capabilities, expand our offerings and share our commitment to developing state-of-the-art real estate projects and positive social impact programs.


T5 is a leading owner/operator of customized, build-to-suit, wholesale turnkey and powered shell data centers. T5 operates more than 55 data centers on behalf of prominent enterprise and hyperscale companies across the U.S. and Europe. T5 is providing operating and construction management services for the IMD1 and has partnered with Metro Edge to develop a pioneering workforce program that recruits and trains nontraditional candidates for data center careers.


CBRE Data Center Solutions offers end-to-end real estate, leasing, facilities and technology solutions for data center owners, tenants and investors in nearly 50 countries. CBRE manages 800 data centers, generates $4B of annual transaction value and employs a dedicated team of 5,000 data center professionals around the world. CBRE is providing leasing and advisory services for the IMD1.


A premier national architecture and design firm with over 600 employees across 14 offices, Corgan is the number one data center architect in the U.S. having designed over 1,500 data centers around the world. Corgan leads the architectural, design and engineering process of the IMD1.


A world-class national construction company with wide-ranging experience, including constructing 450MW of data centers over the past four years. Clune is the lead general contractor responsible for building the IMD1 in partnership with Power and Ujamaa.

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The largest minority owned contractor in the Midwest completing over 1,000 projects and $2.6B of joint venture revenue since its founding in 2002. Ujamaa is the co-general contractor responsible for building the IMD1 in partnership with Clune and Power.

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One of the largest and most respected general contractors in Chicago with annual revenue in excess of $1B, including completing 12 projects in the Illinois Medical District of Chicago. Power is the co-general contractor responsible for building the IMD1 in partnership with Clune and Ujamaa.

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A full-cycle engineering firm with experience across thousands of data center projects. kW MCE is providing consulting services for all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection infrastructure of the IMD1.

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JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000. With a globally integrated platform, the JLL Capital Markets team of 3,700 specialists is working with Metro Edge to finance and capitalize the IMD1.

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Jules Madison is an established WBE & Persons with Disabilities civil utility and underground construction services firm in the broadband communication industry. The company provides high-quality construction services for electric companies, contractors, and self-owned utilities throughout the Midwest.

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Participation in the AWS Partner Network (APN) is an important part of Metro Edge’s vision for IMD1.  By joining a global community of partners reaching over 100,000 entities across 150 countries, businesses can benefit from a global ecosystem of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions with top-notch technology, reliability and scalability. Metro Edge’s partnership includes AWS Outposts, a package of fully managed solutions delivering AWS infrastructure and services to virtually any on-premises or edge location for a truly consistent hybrid experience. With AWS Outposts, a company can run some AWS services locally and connect to a broad range of services available in the local AWS Region. With IMD1 as the centerpiece, the partnership offers a truly unique cloud solution for any organization.

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By joining the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Metro Edge enables its customers and businesses to move workloads easily between on-premises systems and the cloud through IMD1. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s complete suite of services offers higher performance, security, scalability and cost savings for organizations looking to innovate, unlock efficiencies and sustain growth. The venture leverages Oracle’s extensive global service platform to enable companies to tailor public, private and hybrid cloud solutions with the goal of optimizing their computing and technology needs. As an OPN member, together with Oracle, Metro Edge brings you access to experts that are mutually motivated for success to help you simplify the most integrated cloud and on-premises portfolio of solutions.


EYP is a leading engineering consulting firm in the data center industry with over two decades of experience assisting its clients plan, design, test and efficiently operate their facilities. With a global presence and projects in over 40 countries, EYP is providing consulting services for Metro Edge on IMD1.


iMPR is a national full-service communications and marketing firm and W/MBE serving the global communications infrastructure sector.  A preeminent public relations firm in the data center industry, iMPR is leading the communication and social media strategies for Metro Edge.

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