2018 is shaping up as a big year for sale-leaseback deals, due to the increased number of properties available and more service providers embracing the strategy as an attractive way to expand into new markets.
Established in 1998, Ascent offers wholesale, build-to-suit, powered shell, and colocation solutions with a focus on mission-critical needs. They also offer an array of design, engineering, construction, and maintenance services to ensure their clients are fully equipped to stay up and running.
Headquarters: St. Louis, MS
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has sold 15 data center properties for $1.2 billion in two transactions, with Digital Realty buying a Chicago property, and a Singapore firm acquiring a 14-property portfolio.
Versatility allows Ascent to be opportunistic as it expands its data center business, tailoring its approach to a particular facility or geographic market.
Ascent Corp. has opened a data center in Plano, a suburb about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas that has emerged as one of the leading beneficiaries of the data center building boom in the greater Dallas market.