Jones Lang LaSalle has been selected by Steel ORCA LLC as exclusive leasing agent for a state-of-the-art data center facility, known as a Digital Utility Center, in Fairless Hills, PA. The company will oversee agency leasing and marketing services for the 700,000-sq-ft, mission critical facility.

The Jones Lang LaSalle team overseeing the leasing assignment is led by Daoud Awad, managing director, and includes Sumner Putnam, vice president with the National Data Center Solutions group; Peter Talman, executive vice president; Tom Weitzel, vice president; and Scott Dunwoody, leasing associate.

"Jones Lang LaSalle has the core capabilities and scale that we require to help us meet our goals and objectives from a market development perspective. Their best in class approach in meeting the needs of the data center marketplace was our primary reason for engaging their services," daid Dave Crocker, CEO Steel ORCA.  

Steel ORCA is developing a two-story, 700,000-s-ft data center facility on a site that resides within a 4,000-acre gated campus. "We are excited about the Steel ORCA Digital Utility Center as it is located within a Keystone Opportunity Zone. This strategic location enables Steel ORCA to offer new technology solutions at highly competitive pricing due to business development incentives created by the state of Pennsylvania," said Daoud Awad, managing director of JLL.

The Digital Utility Center was designed with redundant capacity and a state-of-the-art security system. Fiber is available in diverse paths on an MPLS network. The standard offering supports power and cooling of 130 watts to 200 watts per square foot, with additional capacities available. It also offers flexibility and scalability in physical configuration, electrical systems, HVAC systems and all associated supporting systems, including monitoring and controls. The mission critical facility will comprise more than 300,000 sq ft of data gallery space and is capable of providing power output up to 100 megawatts. The initial phase of development is scheduled to be completed in early 2013.