Jackie Westland serves as Investment Sales Manager, CBRE Data Center Capital Markets specializing in data center real estate development. Jackie brings a unique background of technical expertise and strategic acumen to the team.
Prior to joining CBRE, Jackie served as a Real Estate Development Manager for Amazon AWS leading site selection and evaluation efforts for the acquisition of new data center development sites. Jackie covered the acquisition of land for purchase on behalf of Amazon for self-development as well as partnered with 3rd party developers for built to suit leased projects. In 2023 alone, Jackie secured over one gigawatt (1,000 Megawatts) of power and acquired multiple sites for future Amazon AWS development. Jackie collaborated extensively with internal AWS energy teams and external consultants on power procurement strategy for each new site, as well as the internal AWS Design Engineering teams to develop solutions to nuanced issues with each new campus. Along with power procurement and design engineering efforts, Jackie served as the lead real estate point of contact for all due diligence efforts. She and the head of AWS Risk and Resiliency, lead due diligence, coordinating all 3rd party consultants and produced reports. Jackie played a pivotal role in devising and executing strategies alongside the AWS Economic Development team, when engaging local jurisdictions on permits, entitlements, community outreach programs and other PR objectives.
Before her role at AWS, Jackie supported Google as a Transaction Manager for CBRE. In this role, her two-man team closed over 170 transactions between 2017 and 2020, encompassing 8.5 million square feet and a total consideration of over $6 billion.
Ms. Westland’s comprehensive experience with data center development, strong foundation in data center infrastructure, and her ability to understand and execute on client’s goals, plays a pivotal role in aligning technical requirements with real estate initiatives for her clients.