As we’ve mentioned before, the seemingly incessant demand for data – and data storage – is one of the hottest trends in corporate real estate right now. This week, Data Center Knowledge published an article outlining some recent transactions:

  • Ireland’s Chirisa Investments announced an acquisition of a facility in Northern Virginia it plans to develop as a data center. The $225 million development will be “first of many” the investor is planning to undertake, according to a company statement.
  • Next Tier HD announced a partnership with the global real estate and infrastructure investment giant AGC Equity Partners with the goal of “acquiring data centers and data center-related properties in the US.”
  • Big investment examples from earlier this year include, among others $1.1 billion raisedby Digital Bridge-owned Vantage Data Centers; the plan to spend $2 billion on construction by the newly formed wholesale data center developer EdgeCore, backed by Singapore’s GIC and Canada’s OPTrust; the launch of a new data center-focused business branch by PointOne Developments, which claims to have access to $7.5 billion to fund data center construction; and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners’ investment of undisclosed size in the data center provider Aligned Energy.