2017 is already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry, including the megamerger between Digital Realty and DFT. Here’s a recap of the deals thus far in 2017.
Carter Validus Mission Critical is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that specializes in data centers and healthcare facilities, including medical office buildings, surgical centers, and hospitals. Created in 2012, Carter Validus has built a valuable portfolio of 19 data centers and over 60 health care facilities across the country.
Headquarters: Tampa, FL
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.
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.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has often provided an exit for facility owners looking to sell. The company continues to contemplate whether there’s an exit strategy in its future.