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Introducing: DCK Investor Edge, a Weekly Data Center Investing Column

It is hard to believe that it has only been a year and half since I started covering investing and business news for Data Center Knowledge readers. The six publicly traded data center REITs have seen multiple expansions, while Wall Street analysts and savvy retail investors have begun to overweight data centers.

The industry is evolving quickly, as more institutions, pension funds, and private equity firms view data centers as the premier opportunity for attractive risk-adjusted returns in commercial real estate. There have been dozens of mergers and acquisitions, as companies vie to grow market share.

The confluence of data centers and future 5G wireless networks could become disruptive, as privately held firms like Digital Bridge and EdgeConneX focus on wireless infrastructure and content delivery.

That is why we are rolling out DCK Investor Edge, the new weekly data center investing column, as part of Data Center Knowledge’s expanding coverage of industry news and events. The ability to closely cover news and developments across the full spectrum of private, non-traded, and publicly traded companies ideally will create an investing edge.

Read the first DCK Investor Edge post here: Why Money is Pouring Into Data Centers

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About the Author

Bill Stoller is a financial writer/analyst, seated at Wall St. & Main St. where real estate intersects trends in: technology, retailing, office/industrial, residential, healthcare, energy infrastructure & green initiatives. He covers REITs, real estate and related technology, as well as fintech and real estate crowdfunding. He has written hundreds of investing articles which can be found on Seeking Alpha, Benzinga, Motley Fool, and Investopedia, Finviz and Yahoo! Finance. He often writes about data centers REITs -- a new and growing asset class -- attempting to bridge the gap between technology & traditional REIT investors. You can follow @REalBillStoller on Twitter, Seeking Alpha (http://seekingalpha.com/author/bill-stoller) articles, Tools4Investing (https://www.facebook.com/Tools4Investingcom) on FB, LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/realbillstoller), and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+BillStoller/posts). Bill is a real estate veteran with over 25 years of industry experience, including: general contracting, commercial, office and industrial development. He served as Vice President - Energy Services for Mechanical Services, Inc., a leading mechanical contractor in Central and Southwest Florida, and 1997 Contracting Business magazine Commercial HVAC Contractor of the Year. MSI is now a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services.

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