NODE retains Haida as advising principal
NODE Technologies, the market leader in digital connectivity, has retained Haida, the innovative workspace investment manager, as the ambitious company looks to scale-up its operations and increase market share ahead of planned Series A capital raise.
NODE promotes best-in-class digital infrastructure, resilience and customer experience through a supplier neutral fibre network, delivered in partnership with a landlord. The solution removes the requirement for wayleaves, expedites tenant connections and reduces business risk to the end user.
Haida is led by Christian Anderton, previously of Aviva Investors, who has an extensive track record in commercial real estate. With proven success in creating value, he is uniquely placed to understand the needs of both landlords and occupiers.
Launched in December 2017 to coincide with their partnership to deliver fibre alongside Allied London at No1 Spinningfields, Manchester, NODE was created in response to increasing demand for managed building solutions. Most recently, NODE has delivered the UK’s best connected building alongside Brookgate at 50/60 Station Road, Cambridge. Hosted by Cushman & Wakefield, the landmark scheme had pre-let commitments including Amazon, Centrica, Eversheds and WeWork, with NODE ensuring seamless integration and on-going service in partnership with the community team.
Commenting on the mandate, Anderton said: “NODE shares the same genuine commitment as Haida in wanting to shape the built environment and drive the future of workspace, with connectivity as a requisite component. Forward-thinking landlords are increasingly recognising that it is fundamental to their product offering and enhancing capital values.
Investment in connectivity has the potential to de-risk occupational strategy and attract the next generation of data demanding occupiers.”
Anderton added: “This is a fundamental shift in NODE’s evolution. The business has been working hard on several new initiatives to support its ultimate ambition; ensuring that being NODE enabled is both integral to new build design and a retrofit necessity.”