It’s a data center-hungry world out there. Providers of all shapes and sizes are looking for new ways to deliver even more value to digitally transforming customers, and the data center — a foundational, institutional asset class — is more important than ever. Stream Data Centers, the industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprise companies, is no stranger to investing in the future of this industry. As such, the company just proudly announced the formation of its new separately managed account.
This investment vehicle, which is backed by a leading public pension plan, is set to enable wholly-owned investments in high-value data center opportunities across the U.S. This exciting step will help Stream’s customers benefit from stabilized, modest value-add options in popular, up-and-coming national markets while also managing risk through the company’s well-established, vertically integrated operating platform. Michael Wong, a Managing Director with Stream Data Centers, notes, “We are very excited to partner with such a well-established and experienced real estate investor that shares our view of the long-term attractiveness of data centers as an institutional asset class.”
Not only does this investment vehicle underscore Stream’s history in data center investing and ongoing momentum as a trusted, comprehensive IT solutions partner, it also shows the company’s long-term goals and support in service of customers, tenants, investors and partners.
Mike Armstrong, also a Managing Director of the Stream investments practice, notes, “A key differentiator that helped us win, beyond our longstanding track record of successfully investing in and developing data centers, was our people and putting relationships first.”
Stream has provided premium data center services since 1999, with 90% of its inventory leased to Fortune 100 customers. To date, the company has acquired, developed and managed 24 data center campuses nationally, while leadership has remained consistent for all 23 years. This investment announcement is right in line with Stream’s long-established dedication to service excellence and ahead-of-the-curve thinking, and it shows that the company’s ambitious moves forward show no signs of slowing.
To learn more, read the full announcement here.