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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Digital Realty Starts Construction on 280,000 SF Ashburn Data Center

Building K set to join global REIT's 2.4M SF Northern Virginia portfolio


WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 -- Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center solutions that operates 2.4 million square feet of data center facilities in the Northern Virginia market, has started construction on a new building at its Ashburn, Virginia campus.

Dubbed Building K, the state-of-the-art data center facility will total approximately 280,000 square feet and support 19.2 MW of critical IT load. The building will provide data center solutions for a broad range of companies and feature Digital Realty’s latest designs for maximum efficiency.

Matt Gallagher, Herb Mansinne and Bob VeShancey of Jones Lang LaSalle will lease the building on behalf of Digital Realty.
“It is estimated that nearly three quarters of the world’s internet traffic flows through Loudoun County data centers every day,” said Dana Adams, Vice President of Portfolio Management for Digital Realty. “The demand from our customers continues to increase, making this an attractive area for us to invest in."
Customer amenities at Building K will include office space, storage space, meeting rooms and break rooms, all within the highly secure facility. Construction has commenced on the building with the first phase scheduled for completion in late 2014.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer-driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost-effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs.  Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products.  Digital Realty's 130 properties, including twelve properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised approximately 23.8 million square feet as of September 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square feet of space held for development.  Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Northern Virginia is the company’s second largest market in North America on a square-foot basis.  Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com

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 $4.0 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 3.0 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.6 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.