There’s a new concept brewing in the data center industry, specifically within urban environments. It’s called the Data Center Condo.
A majority of colocation operators are Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). One of the firm rules of investment in a REIT is that you are investing in fixed assets or buildings. To qualify for a REIT, you must own your property and not rent your properties. A 100-year land lease is, however, acceptable in a REIT scenario.