CAPRE’s Boston Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit Preview: Boundary Street Capital’s Rashad Kawmy Says Boston May Be Second Tier, But Still Has Its Strengths

BOSTON, MA -- Mr. Rashad Kawmy is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Boundary Street Capital Partners, a private credit fund focused exclusively on lending to growing businesses in the communications infrastructure and technology sectors. Boundary Street provides all forms of debt capital to emerging data center, fiber, tower and IT services businesses in the United States. Prior to Co-Founding Boundary Street, Mr. Kawmy was a Director at CapitalSource where he led the Bank’s lending initiative in the Communications infrastructure vertical. In anticipation of CAPRE's Third Annual Boston Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit, we spoke with Rashad about how Boston is differentiating itself as it settles into its position as  a Tier II data center market. CAPRE: Thanks for chatting with us today, Rashad. How would you characterize the Boston and Greater New England data center market at this point at time? Kawmy: The Boston and Greater New England Data Center Market is somewhat emblematic of the greater maturity that we’re seeing in the data center market nationally. What I mean by that is that we’re beginning to see clear distinction and differentiation between markets. 5 to 10 years ago there were 7 or so top markets and very little was noticeable beyond that. I’d say that since that time, of even the original top 7 markets, there’s become a hierarchy, where there’s Ashburn, then below that, a handful like Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dallas, and then below that,…