Atlanta is in Expansion Mode: CBRE’s Mike Lash Gives Snapshot of the Activity on the Ground in Peach City

ATLANTA, GA – CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Greater Atlanta Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit kicked off with a keynote presentation titled “State of the Greater Atlanta Data Center Market,” by Mike Lash, Senior Associate at CBRE Data Center Solutions, a firm which manages 80 Million square feet of raised floor space within enterprise, colocation and hyperscale data centers. In this keynote, Lash offered a lay of the land of the data center industry, both nationally and locally to Atlanta to illustrate that data centers aren‘t going anywhere, but who owns them and how they’re being constructed is changing. After some remarks about the national data center industry as well as the market forces that are driving more demand to Atlanta, Lash honed in on the latest data center activity in the region. And according to Lash, one thing is clear – Atlanta is in expansion mode. “We currently have quite a bit of data centers being built. We’re at a million square feet in Atlanta,” he began. “The raised floor under construction today, at the end of 2019, [will be] 70,000 square feet. That’s about 21 megawatts of wholesale. And if you combine both of those together, you’re looking at around 34 megawatts of new product coming on the market by the end of this year.” To be clear, some of that has already come onto the market, but no matter how you slice it, that’s a pretty healthy click.…