R. Robinson Plowden: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

R. Robinson Plowden

Robinson Plowden

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Data Centers
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Leasing
  • Outsourcing & Procurement
  • Office & Industrial
  • Pension Fund & Tax Exempt Investments
  • Retail
  • Mixed Use
  • Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8418
University Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law(J.D./LL.M., cum laude) Editor-in-Chief, Alaska Law Review
Admitted1997, Georgia

Professional Activities
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

BornGastonia, 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.

Selected Experience

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 The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2015)

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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R. Robinson Plowden

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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