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Loudoun County Set to Deliver More Data Center Space than Office Space in 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 -- Data centers have taken over the construction pipeline in Loudoun County, where approximately 600,000 square feet of data center space is set to deliver in 2014, compared to approximately 100,000 square feet of office space, according to research analysis from Jones Lang LaSalle.

This development pattern continues a trend that started after 2009, when nearly one million square feet of office space delivered in Loudoun County, doubling the amount of data center space. Since then, more than 1.42 million square feet of data center space has delivered compared to only 225,000 square feet of office space.

The reliable power grid and enhanced fiber network in Ashburn, VA, specifically, makes it the country’s central location for data centers.  Local tax incentives for data centers and accessibility to Washington Dulles Airport are also factors that draw companies from all across the US to locate their data centers in Loudoun County

"Ashburn serves as more than just Loudoun County's hub for data centers," said Dana Adams, Vice President of Portfolio Management for Digital Realty Trust, a national REIT that operates 2.1 million square feet of data center facilities in the Northern Virginia market.  “Up to 70% of the world’s internet traffic is already flowing through Loudoun County data centers every day.”

Northern Virginia is Digital Realty’s 2nd largest market in North America, behind Dallas, TX.   

Wikimedia Foundation, parent of Wikipedia, has its primary data center in Ashburn, as do companies like Facebook, Twitter, American Express, Yahoo and Verizon, all of which back up their data to the cloud in Ashburn for access by businesses and consumers anywhere at any time.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit