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 …

CoreSite Completes Final Phase of SV8 Data Center in Santa Clara, California

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — CoreSite Realty Corp. has completed the third and final phase of SV8, a 162,000-square-foot data center development in Santa Clara.The final phase consists of a 54,000-square-foot building with six megawatts, with 11 percent of the building pre-leased. The first two phases, totaling 108,000 square feet, are fully leased.The 18-megawatt, purpose-built SV8 project is part of CoreSite’s Santa Clara and broader Silicon Valley connected campus, with close proximity …

Aligned Energy Breaks Ground on 513,000 SF Data Center Extension in Northern Virginia

ASHBURN, VA. — Aligned Energy has broken ground on a 513,000-square-foot extension of its hyperscale data center in Ashburn. Phase I, which was completed in 2019, comprises 370,000 square feet and has a 60-megawatt capacity. Upon completion of Phase II, the data center's capacity will double to have 120-megawatt capacity. Upon full buildout, the data center will have 180-megawatt capacity and span 1 million square feet. Aligned Energy expects to deliver Phase II by the end of 2020. The …

Landmark Dividend Acquires PayPal Data Center Campus in Phoenix for $122M

PHOENIX — El Segundo, Calif.-based Landmark Dividend, an owner and developer of real property interests and digital infrastructures, has purchased a data center campus in Phoenix. According to local media outlets, PayPal sold the asset for $122 million.Acquisition of the 184,000-square-foot, 16-megawatt (MW) enterprise data center campus adds to Landmark’s expansion into offering a move-in-ready data center platform. The purchase is the company’s 16th data center asset acquisition in …

Google to Invest $10B This Year in Office, Data Centers Across the United States

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) plans to invest $10 billion in office and data centers in 11 states this year that will create thousands of jobs. The 11 states will be Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc.In 2019, Mountain View-based Google announced it would invest $13 billion in major office and data center …

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