Data Center Case Study

Highlights in the Case Study

lifoTwo-story data center colocation facility

lifoPlaced-in-service in 2015

lifo$7,100,000 in construction costs

Increased Cash Flow in 1st year- $7,000,000 lifo

The subject property is a relatively small, two-story data center colocation facility that was built in an existing structure. The construction costs were $7,100,000 and it was placed-in-service in 2015. The interior finish out was 25,000 square feet. It is currently leased to five tenants with two vacant spaces.

Interior finishes consist of vinyl tile, carpet, ceramic tile, drywall partitions finished with paint, and window coverings. Because data centers house large amounts of computer equipment, mainly servers, they require significant electrical backup; therefore, each tenant has an emergency generator for a total cost exceeding $500,000. To cool all the computer equipment, each tenant space has multiple computer air conditioner units, varying in size and cooling type totaling more than $1,800,000. An ANSUL FM-200 Clean Agent Fire Suppression System was installed in the colocation spaces. Also, cable trays are used to hold the large quantities of wires.

Site improvements include asphalt paving, concrete paving, site fencing, brick paving, and landscaping.