- Real Estate
- Acquisition & Development
- Data Centers
- Distressed Real Estate
- Mixed Use
- Office & Industrial
- Pension Fund & Tax Exempt Investments
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8418|
|University ||Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Duke University School of Law(J.D./LL.M., cum laude) Editor-in-Chief, Alaska Law Review|
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, Urban Land Institute, Atlanta Chapter
Associate Member, U.S. Green Building Council
Board of Editors, Retail Law Strategist
|Born||Gastonia, North Carolina, August 18, 1971|
Rob Plowden advises clients on commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on data center development, leases and service level agreements; office, industrial and retail development and leasing; and general commercial real estate development. Rob's clients include Fortune 500 corporations and entrepreneurs. The geographic coverage of his engagements includes most of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Western Europe and Singapore. His general real estate experience includes joint venture formation, purchase and sales, and development and leasing for office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use projects.
As leader of Sutherland's data center practice, Rob has more than 15 years of experience helping both developers and end users build, finance, purchase and lease mission-critical data centers and colocation facilities. Rob's data center experience includes negotiating leases, service level agreements, meet me room agreements, facility management agreements, tax incentives, power purchase contracts, indefeasible rights of use (IRU) and fiber optic cable access agreements.
Sutherland represents a governmental agency in negotiating a data center lease and service agreement.
Sutherland represents a Fortune 500 global investment management firm in multiple leasing matters in the United States and abroad.
Sutherland helps T5 Data Centers in joint venture to develop data centers in Atlanta, Dallas and LA.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate (2015)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2014)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2005-2007, 2009, 2011)
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IRS Issues Favorable Private Letter Ruling to Data Center REIT
Daniel R. McKeithen,R. Robinson Plowden,David A. Roby,William E. Sheumaker, June 30, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Private Letter Ruling 201423011 (the PLR), confirming that income from certain data center services can constitute “rents from real property” for purposes of the real estate investment trust (REIT) rules. Although the PLR is...
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