CBRE’s Mike Lash Predicts More Sale-Leasebacks & More Hyperscale Deployment in ATL | “We Don’t See This Trend Slowing Down”

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 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, specifically in Lithia Springs, which he described as the “new hot spot.” “Lithis Springs is taking full advantage of using tax incentives to attract new data center providers,” Lash began. “You have STACK Infrastructure & T5 Data Centers, both of whom have land in the area; CyrusOne which is growing very fast in that area today, and Switch, who will have their first deployment done by the end of 2019, with up to 10 megawatts of power and up to 16,000 square feet. Digital Realty also has some real estate over there, with Cyxtera in that building, and AT&T’s assets, which are now [part of] Evoque Data Center Services. We haven’t…