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Facebook to Invest Additional $250M for Data Center Expansion in Covington, Georgia

COVINGTON, GA. — Facebook will invest an additional $250 million at its data center campus in Covington, bringing the social media giant’s total investment at the site to $1 billion. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company will add three buildings and 1.5 million square feet to the property, which was first announced in 2018. Upon completion, the property will total five buildings spanning nearly 2.5 million square feet. Facebook expects to house 200 employees at the site, which is situated …

Nerd Street Gamers to Open Esports Campus in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Nerd Street Gamers, a provider of infrastructure services for the esports industry, will open The Block, an esports campus at 401 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. Christian Dyer and Jackie Balin of CBRE represented data center owner-operator Netrality, which owns the 1.3 million-square-foot building, in the lease negotiations. The space will not only function as Nerd Street Gamers’ new corporate headquarters, but it will also include global broadcast studios, dedicated training …

H5 Data Centers to Undertake 5,000 SF Expansion Project in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Owner-operator H5 Data Centers will undertake a 5,000-square-foot expansion project at its 80,000-square-foot colocation facility located at 100 Taylor St. in San Antonio. The project will add Tier III infrastructure capacity to the facility. Data center tiers refer to the requirements of distribution paths, cooling and other components that are used to differentiate facilities. A timeline for the project was not

CBRE Brokers $41.5M Sale of Two Industrial Ground Leases in San Diego’s Sorrento Mesa

SAN DIEGO — CBRE has arranged the sale of two ground leases covering three land parcels totaling 12.5 acres in San Diego’s Sorrento Mesa neighborhood. A private investor acquired the assets from San Francisco-based Stockbridge Capital Group for $41.5 million.Louay Alsadek, Hunter Rowe and Madison Mawby of CBRE represented the seller, while Bob Safai of Madison Properties represented the buyer in the transaction.Totaling 76,000-square-feet, the first parcel is under South Rim …

Facebook Breaks Ground on $800M Data Center Outside Nashville

GALLATIN, TENN. — Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has broken ground on an $800 million data center located roughly 18 miles north of Nashville in Gallatin. The company acquired the 809-acre development site earlier this year for $20 million under the name Woolhawk LLC, according to reports by local news site Gallatin News.The 982,000-square-foot campus will be built to LEED Gold certification standards, using 80 percent less water than the average data center. The development will also be supported …

Rhino Capital Buys 200,000 SF Data Center in Southern Massachusetts

FALL RIVER, MASS. — Boston-based investment firm Rhino Capital Advisors has purchased a 200,000-square-foot data center located in the southern Massachusetts city of Fall River. Rhino Capital is acquiring the center in a sale-leaseback deal in which the seller has committed to a new 10-year lease at the newly built property. Brett Paulsrud and Madeline Joyce of JLL arranged a $10.3 million acquisition loan through Cambridge Savings Bank on behalf of the new

Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale of 233-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Waco

WACO, TEXAS — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Simple Self Storage, a 233-unit facility located at 2172 E. Loop 340 in Waco. The property was built in phases between 2017 and 2018 and features 24,740 net rentable square feet of non-climate-controlled space. Units range in size from 25 to 200 rentable square feet, and the site includes roughly two acres for future expansion. Brandon Karr, Danny Cunningham and Bryan Quaschnick of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller and …

Vantage Data Centers, Colony Capital Agree to Form $3.5B Partnership to Grow Data Center Platform

DENVER AND LOS ANGELES — Data center developer and operator Vantage Data Centers has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Colony Capital Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) to form a $3.5 billion partnership that will expand Vantage’s data center platform in North America and Europe. The firms expect the agreement to be finalized toward the end of the month.As part of the agreement, the Colony-led investor group will invest $1.2 billion in Vantage’s portfolio, including 12 …

Texas Data Centers & Covid-19: How The Pandemic Has Impacted Absorption

By Edward Henigin, Chief Technical Officer, Data Foundry The COVID-19 pandemic has been a highly disruptive force in the global market, changing the way businesses, communities and economies operate today — and perhaps into the future. While uncertainty has defined this challenging time, trends have been developing in the wake of the virus’ worldwide impact. One of the most prominent trends has been the shift to remote and digital means of working, communicating and learning. Across …

Equinix Completes $142M Expansion Project at Dallas Infomart Data Center

DALLAS — Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), a global provider of data colocation services, has completed a $142 million expansion project at its Dallas Infomart Data Center campus. The California-based company’s Dallas campus is located at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeways, spans roughly 1.6 million square feet and offers a power capacity of 60 megawatts. The project represents that first phase of a larger development and provides 72,000 square feet of colocation space for data storage. Future expansion …

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