CyrusOne acquires a portion of Kincora mixed-use development property and is projected to bring in $1 billion in new investments to Loudoun County, Va.
Global data center provider CyrusOne (CONE) has purchased a 40-acre parcel of Kincora—a 6.7-million-square-foot, mixed-use development property—in Northern Virginia. This purchase and the construction activities to follow are projected to bring $1 billion-plus in new investments to Loudoun County.
“The opportunity to add new real estate to our portfolio while also helping the Loudoun community grow and develop is the type of transaction that CyrusOne aspires to attain,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer, CyrusOne. “Adding this new Northern Virginia location will not only benefit our growth trajectory, but is also vital to continuing to serve our Fortune 1000 customers along the East Coast.”
CyrusOne’s purchase of the Kincora parcel also resulted in the first designated reimbursement to the public-private partnership that is funding the extension of Pacific Boulevard and Gloucester Parkway. The Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (VTIB), the lender for Kincora that is financing the Pacific Boulevard extension, received payment of more than $8 million when CyrusOne acquired the land. This figure represents the first designated repayment of VTIB proceeds from any road project funded by VTIB since its creation in 2011.
The Gloucester Parkway extension is anticipated to be completed in July 2016, and the Pacific Boulevard extension has a target completion date of December 2016. Both extensions are designed to provide Loudoun County residents and workers significant congestion relief through the construction of two additional bridges over Broad Run.
CyrusOne currently operates a 129,000-square-foot facility in Sterling, Va., and is nearing completion of a second data center on the property. With seven layers of physical security, theSterling facility is designed with CyrusOne’s Massively Modular® engineering. This data center has direct access to CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange (IX) platform points in the United States. The superior fiber-connectivity options of this region make it an ideal place to locate high-performance computing facilities.
Northern Virginia is home to one of the world’s largest clusters of data center real estate, known as “Data Center Alley,” with up to 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic passing through Loudoun County on a daily basis. The Northern Virginia facility is located 10 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and 30 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), in addition to being conveniently close to dozens of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities.
CyrusOne operates more than 30 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).
Renowned for exceptional service, building enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 945 customers.
CyrusOne (CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 945 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.CyrusOne.com.
Kincora was created when TRITEC Real Estate and Norton Scott LLC joined forces to acquire and develop 424 acres along Route 7 and 28 into the community of Kincora—a 6.7-million-square-foot, mixed use, lifestyle center in Loudoun County, Virginia. Kincora’s master plan provides for millions of square feet to be used as Class A office and retail space, three hotels, a dedicated cultural and science center, and 1,400 apartments and condominium homes. Kincora aims to unite residences, businesses, retailers, technology, nature, education, hospitality and many other components to create an exciting lifestyle center like nothing else in Loudoun County, VA. Visit Kincora.com for news and information.