JLL: DFW Posts Strong Data Center Absorption, Inventory Projected to Grow
DALLAS AND FORT WORTH, TEXAS — The data center market of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) continued its impressive run in 2018, absorbing 40.2 megawatts of space, according to a recent report from JLL. As a general rule with data centers, every 150 watts of absorption is equivalent to one square foot of regular absorption. That figure puts the market third in 2018 absorption behind Phoenix and Northern Virginia. DFW’s inventory of data center product is expected to grow in 2019, with approximately 190,000 square feet of new space under construction and an additional 1.1 million square feet planned, per the report. The volume of planned new construction in DFW exceeds that of all other American markets, including Northern Virginia, the largest data center market in the country.