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Ascent Goes Downtown With New Chicago Data Center

Ascent, which has built several large data centers in the suburban Chicago market, is going downtown. The developer confirmed this week that it will team with Sterling Bay Cos. to renovate a property on South Desplaines Street as its CH3 data center. Read More

PeakColo Expands to Chicago Market

After raising $7.5 million earlier this year, Denver-based PeakColo said it would use the money to expand into new geographic markets. It is now expanding into Chicago through partnership with PlusOne. Read More

Digital Realty Buys Campus in Suburban Chicago

Digital Realty (DLR) has now entered the suburban Chicago market, acquiring a 575,000 square foot redevelopment property in Franklin Park, Ill. for $22.3 million. The three-building property has an existing tenant and considerable land to develop data centers. Read More

Jim Kerrigan, David Horowitz Join Avison Young

Data center real estate veterans Jim Kerrigan and David Horowitz have joined Avison Young’s brokerage operations in Chicago, the company said today. Kerrigan and Horowitz have joined Avison Young as Principals and will lead the company’s data center specialty efforts. Read More

Zayo Opens Colo Facility in Downtown Chicago

The Zayo Group is once again expanding its colocation footprint. This week the company said that its zColo subsidiary is opening a facility in downtown Chicago at 600 South Federal Street, a data center building operated by Digital Realty Trust. Read More

Largest Data Center Leases of 2011

Social media and service providers were the biggest adopters of wholesale data center space in 2011, according to data in a year-end roundup from Jim Kerrigan at the Grubb & Ellis National Data Center Practice. Read More

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