CRG West Expands at One Wilshire
September 21st, 2007 By: Rich Miller
CRG West has expanded its data center space at the One Wilshire building in Los Angeles, adding 25,000 square feet on the 27th floor engineered for power loads of 150 watts per square foot. The expansion space will provide additional colocation space for CRG West’s existing tenants at One Wilshire, including Creative Thought, Hutchison Global, Korea Telecom, and Pacific Crossing Limited.
CRG West is also building out an additional 30,000 square feet of space at its second Los Angeles data center, Wilshire Annex, to meet the needs of new customer commitments from Slide, eHarmony and 3jane IndieClick. The new space at the Wilshire Annex will be able to support power requirements of 175 watts per square foot. The Wilshire Annex is a 450,000 square foot data center that for many years served as a central mail facility for the United States Post Office.
“The demand for space in our data centers has never been stronger and this trend shows no sign of slowing,” said David Dunn, senior vice president of CRG West. “The industry’s enthusiasm surrounding our continued service upgrades and expansion in Los Angeles is exciting to witness as we continue our commitment to provide best-in-class colocation, interconnection and peering services at One Wilshire and Wilshire Annex.”
One Wilshire is one of the best-known telecom buildings in the country. CRG’s parent company, the Carlyle Group, recently sold the property to Hines REIT for $287 million. CRG West no longer manages the building but continues to lease more than 170,000 square feet. CRG is the largest tenant at One Wilshire and will continue to provide colocation, interconnection and peering services there.
“With the recent sale of the One Wilshire Building to Hines REIT we are extremely focused on our core competency of providing managed power and peering opportunities to the world’s leading content delivery networks and service providers,” said John Savageau, managing director of CRG West. “An example of our commitment has been the recent expansion of CRG West’s remote hands services in Los Angeles. We are now staffed on-site, 24×7 at One Wilshire. Such staffing lets us meet the demands of our global customer base and those of our enterprise customers at Wilshire Annex.”