QTS Buys 615 Acres in Fayetteville, Georgia for ‘World’s Largest Multi-Tenant Data Center Campus’

by John Nelson

FAYETTEVILLE, GA. — Quality Technology Services (QTS), a data center owner and operator, has acquired 615 acres in Fayetteville, about 25 miles south of Atlanta. The Overland Park, Kan.-based firm plans to develop the world’s largest multi-data center campus on the site, according to CBRE. The square footage and construction timeline for the campus were not released.

Tim Huffman and Mike Lash of CBRE represented the seller, the Fayette County Development Authority, in the deal. The duo also procured QTS, which acquired the assemblage for $153.8 million, or approximately $250,000 per acre.

Atlanta’s data center market has seen strong demand as the market recorded a vacancy rate of 3.6 percent as of second-quarter 2022, according to CBRE research. The market is currently home to 249.5 megawatts (MW) of data center capacity, a 71.7-MW increase from the first half of 2021.

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