Data Center REITs Get Respect

The investment potential of data center REITs gets noticed by investment analysts, and the Associated Press.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) focusing on the data center sector are a pretty exclusive group. It's a club with only two members - Digital Realty Trust (DLR) and Dupont Fabros Technology (DFT). The investment potential of these two REITs was the subject of an Associated Press article yesterday, which appeared in a number of daily newspapers around the nation. The story notes that securities analysts from Raymond James, UBS AG and KeyBanc Capital Markets are all bullish on the sector.

The analysts' sentiments closely track the key findings in our February series Crunch Time: The Credit Crunch and Data Centers, particularly the segment on The Incumbent Advantage. Investors interested in the sector will also want to check out our review of data center stock performance in 2007 and the first quarter of 2008.