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Southern California data center activity increased in the first half of the year, with Downtown Los Angeles leading the region, according to new research from CBRE. Southern California data center activity totaled 5.2 megawatts in the first half of the year. Technology, healthcare and entertainment companies. The Southern California region is following the national trend in data center growth. In general data center activity is up across the country with 177 megawatts of total activity in the first half of the year, and is set to break 2017 records.

“Recent absorption in Southern California can almost entirely be attributed to a global cloud provider that expanded into the region,” Kristina Metzger, first VP at CBRE, tells GlobeSt.com. “The other transactions of note consisted primarily of existing end-users expanding and select local enterprises moving out of their current office environments into third-party, outsourced models, predominantly colocation.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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