Rowles, LEED AP

Managing Director, Development & Construction


As a highly accomplished operations leader with over 30 years of major global market experience, Greg Rowles manages AREP’s interdisciplinary Development& Construction Practice firm-wide, encompassing data center, residential, industrial, and office platforms. As Managing Director, Greg sets and oversees the full construction lifecycle strategy, from site selection and greenfield development to turn-key buildouts, capital improvements, and asset repositioning.

To date, Greg and his team have successfully managed over $2.5 billion worth of construction, totaling over 22 million SF. Recognized in the industry for his exacting approach and technical expertise, Greg is specifically responsible for the successful delivery of some of AREP’s most complex and technically challenging projects; including the planning and third-party oversight for nine major data center developments in 4 metro U.S. markets, and the installation of over seventy miles of network infrastructure at Quantum Park in Ashburn, Virginia.  

Before joining AREP in 2007, Greg was the Director of Construction & Project Management for AOL, where he was responsible for the firm’s construction and development activities across its 6 million SF global real estate portfolio including data center, software development center, call center and corporate headquarters construction in Beijing, Bangalore, London, Amsterdam, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AOL, Greg was a senior construction executive at Holder Construction, responsible for large-scale commercial data center projects.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from James Madison University and is a USGBC LEED-accredited professional. He is an active member of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) as well as the Rosslyn Urban Design Committee. Greg also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District.

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American Real Estate Partners (AREP) is an institutional fund manager and innovative operating partner focused on data center, office, and residential/mixed-use development and repositioning throughout the East Coast. AREP has had a number of high-profile successes in the Ashburn data center market, including the 1.8 million square foot acquisition of Quantum Park and the development of a 445,000 square foot headquarters for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency.