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Sentinel Acquires 280 Acres for Data Center Development in Northern Virginia for $82.5M

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Sentinel Data Centers has acquired a 280-acre tract within Loudoun County in northern Virginia, a major hotbed for data center development.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. — New York-based Sentinel Data Centers has acquired Washington Dulles Gateway, a 280-acre tract in northern Virginia, for $82.5 million.

The site features 140 acres of net developable land for a new data center project, which equates to a purchase price of about $589,000 per developable acre. The site is one of the largest contiguous tracts for data center development in in Loudoun County, located northwest of Washington, D.C.

“Seventy percent of the world’s internet activity runs through Loudoun County,” says Jay Taustin, a representative for the seller. “We are extremely pleased to have sold this important land parcel to Sentinel Data Centers, which provides world-class facility infrastructure, engineering acumen, technical personnel and operations protocols to its users.”

Mark Levy, Matthew Gallagher and Jonathan Walk of JLL represented the seller, which according to datacenterdynamics.com was developer and majority owner H. Christopher Antigone, in the sale.

“Significant demand continues to exist for data center product in Loudoun County,” says Levy. “When we began the conversation with Sentinel, it was clear it had the market knowledge and sophistication necessary to execute a complex transaction such as this.”

Sentinel also acquired 65 acres in Loudoun County for the same purpose in 2017. According to the Washington Business Journal, a timeline for construction of new space at Washington Dulles Gateway has not yet been established, as the property still needs to be entitled and infrastructure still needs to be developed.

— Taylor Williams

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