Lincoln Rackhouse, Principal Acquire 185,000 SF Data Center in Alpharetta, Georgia

by John Nelson

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division of Lincoln Property Co., and Principal Real Estate Investors, the real estate investment arm for Principal Global Investors, have partnered to purchase a 185,000-square-foot data center. Originally built and occupied by cell phone giant Blackberry in 2009, the data center sits on a 38-acre site at 4905 N. Point Parkway in Alpharetta, less than two miles from the Avalon mixed-use development and about 25 miles north of Atlanta. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. The data center’s current capacity is 7 megawatts (MW) but is expandable up to 13 MW, and the site can accommodate a new ground-up data center that can support 30 MW of capacity. St. Louis-based Ascent will continue to provide facilities management, engineering and construction services to the site. Digital Crossroad and CBRE’s Atlanta-based data center solutions team will provide marketing and leasing services for the new ownership.

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