In a new special 3 part JSA TV series, JSA CEO Jaymie Scotto Cutaia visits West 7 Center in Downtown Los Angeles.  West 7 Center is a Tier III datacenter facility built with mission critical infrastructure, 24/7 on-site engineering and security support in the heart of the LA CBD.  While there, she interviewed Marc Gittleman, Executive VP of Property Services at Rising Realty; Darren Eades, Executive VP of the Southern California Region at JLL; and Arman Khalili, CEO and founder of Evocative.

Rising Realty Partners (Rising) purchased West 7 Center in 2016. In the first episode of the series, Marc Gittleman explains that Rising found the investment to be a uniquely special opportunity because of its Class-A commercial office space in downtown LA that included a development component and a datacenter component. It allowed Rising to develop their own in-house telecom expertise, adding to the complexity of the asset.

In the second episode of the series, Darren Eades of JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), the entity that operates the leasing of the building, explains that what set’s West 7 Center apart from other datacenters is that it is the only purpose-built data center in Los Angeles. The majority of other assets in downtown LA were former office buildings or warehouses facilities that were converted to data centers, certainly a feature that sits at the forefront of what makes West 7 an attractive option.

To wrap up the series, Jaymie visits Arman Khalili of Evocative, an internet company who recently signed a long-term lease at West 7 Center.  Arman is a serial-entrepreneur and a true thought-leader in the colocation field; he’s the founder of multiple network infrastructure companies, such as CentralColo, UnitedLayer, Musicbank, and more. “This is the best data center from an infrastructure perspective and it rivals some of the major carrier hotels and disaster recovery sites,” says Mr. Khalili.

With the largest subterranean space in the city, West 7 Center is especially unique in that it is directly positioned to offer mission-critical colocation services and network diversity for OTTs, carriers, IoT providers, healthcare facilities and government organizations..

The facility has nine (9) floors of office space and 340,000 RSF of datacenter space on three (3) subterranean levels that are supported by the Building’s two (2) central plants with a total of 16.9 MW of generator backed power, 3,000 kW of Building UPS power and 9,000 tons of cooling capacity for telecom, mission critical, colocation and datacenter operations.

Watch the videos below to learn more.

Marc Gittleman, Rising Realty:


Darren Eades, JLL:


Arman Khalili, Evocative