News release

JLL arranges $389.25M refinancing of downtown Los Angeles data center

One Wilshire is known as the premier telecommunications hub in the Western U.S.

January 10, 2022

Kimberly Steele

Capital Markets, Agency Leasing and Valuation Advisory PR
+1 713 852 3420

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2022 – JLL’s Capital Markets Group announced today that it has arranged a $389.25 million refinancing for One Wilshire, a 661,553-square-foot, multi-tenant, critical technology asset comprising a tier 3+-equivalent data center and office space in downtown Los Angeles, California. The international telecommunications industry considers the building the most important point of connectivity between the United States and the Pacific Rim.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, GI Partners, to place the 10-year, fixed-rate, non-recourse, full-term, interest-only loan with Goldman Sachs. Loan proceeds will be used to pay-off the current loan early and repatriate a portion of the equity.

Standing at 30-stories tall with a façade of white marble and glass, One Wilshire is one of the largest internet exchanges in the world and the most interconnected terrestrial facility in the Western United States. It is 89 percent leased to major interexchange and local exchange carriers, financial services companies, data communication companies and Internet service providers. The property boasts five separate utility power risers and 13 on-site generators with fuel storage for 24 hours of operation and priority refueling status, along with separate and redundant data risers, exceptional antenna line of sight to much of the Los Angeles basin, a multi-tower antenna array and fiber connectivity to the rooftop.

Located at 624 S. Grand Ave., One Wilshire is at the epicenter of a vast in-ground fiber optic network. It is within Downtown Los Angeles, a vibrant district attracting high-growth tech, media and entertainment tenants, along with a highly educated workforce.

Demand for data center space has skyrocketed over the last two years. In 2020, increased data usage, including streaming services and virtual connectivity, caused record demand for data centers, which has continued through 2021. According to JLL Research’s most recent Data Center Outlook, the Los Angeles Data Center market absorbed 7.0 MW during the first half of 2021, a 250 percent increase over the 2.0 MW absorption levels in 2020. JLL anticipates the demand for faster, safer and more reliable content delivery will continue to propel the Los Angeles Data Center market.

The JLL team was led by Executive Managing Director Kevin MacKenzie, Managing Director Brian Torp, Director Jake Wagner and Associate Samuel Godfrey with JLL’s Capital Markets group, along with brokerage support from Managing Director Darren Eades.

“As one of the largest internet exchanges in the world, One Wilshire is truly a best-in-class asset recognized as the premier telecommunications hub of the Western United States,” MacKenzie said. “GI Partners has done an excellent job managing the asset to maximize utilization and creating significant value. We were able to bring together a cross discipline team to secure the optimal results for our client, and all parties involved worked tirelessly to accomplish the goal of closing on a short time-line before year-end.”

JLL’s Capital Markets group is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. ("JLL") is a real estate broker licensed with the California Department of Real Estate, license #01223413.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

About GI Partners 

Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a private investment firm with over 100 employees and offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Greenwich, and Scottsdale. The firm has raised over $29 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies. The private equity team invests primarily in companies in the healthcare, IT infrastructure, services, and software sectors. The real estate team focuses primarily on technology and life sciences properties as well as other specialized types of real estate. The data infrastructure team invests primarily in hard asset infrastructure businesses underpinning the digital economy. For more information, please visit gipartners.com.