MINNEAPOLIS, February 24, 2022 – Cushman & Wakefield has represented Legacy Investing, a Northern Virginia based commercial real estate investment firm focused on technology-based, mission-critical properties, in the signing of a new data center lease with BomberJacket Networks in Legacy’s newly expanded T5@Minneapolis data center at 1001 Third Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Justin Baratz, Sean Brady and Randy Borron, part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Center Advisory Group, have played an integral role in representing Legacy Investing in lease transactions and interconnection solutions since Legacy acquired the property in 2019.
Said Mike Bramm, President and CEO of BomberJacket Networks, “As one of the Twin Cities’ premier Managed Services Providers, we were looking for a best-in-class data center in Minneapolis to host customers’ critical applications, and the T5@Minneapolis data center was well located downtown with rich, connected fiber. It represented excellent value with superior redundancy and security, which is paramount for the services we provide.”
Added Baratz, “Minneapolis continues to be an intriguing secondary market, and our facility in downtown Minneapolis is a perfect location for tenants looking to deploy their IT infrastructure in a highly connected facility. The building has excellent fiber access in a low-risk area, and Legacy has proven to be extraordinarily flexible and creative, partnering with clients to meet their requirements and solve their objectives, whether you’re one rack or a hundred. We’re thrilled to have BomberJacket Networks added to the rapidly growing roster of tenants in the building.”
The building is managed and operated by T5 Data Centers, a premier, national data center operating company. Newly expanded, the data center offers 3.9MW of immediately available, turn-key capacity with the ability to offer private suites and includes amenities such as technical office space, conference area and tenant lounge.
Legacy strategically developed its partnership with T5 based on its track record of data center operations, compliance and colocation services. T5 currently houses and manages data centers for a variety of robust and marquee hyperscale and Fortune 500 clients.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Data Center Advisory Group is a global team of elite professionals delivering specialized real estate solutions for mission-critical users, owners and environments. With scalability, reliability and security as a driving force, our highly knowledgeable and responsive professionals guide clients to make effective financial decisions. Our expertise includes colocation facilities, control centers, greenfields, powered shell and trading floors. We lend additional value through our understanding of global dynamics and their impact on local markets.
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About Legacy Investing, LLC:
Headquartered in Northern Virginia and founded by seasoned technology company executives, Legacy Investing focuses on mission critical real estate impacted by new technologies: digital and physical supply chains, future workplaces, and life sciences. Legacy’s principals have leveraged this platform and their public company C-level experience across the past two decades to complete more than $2.75 billion in transactions across 19 million square feet of data centers, e-commerce distribution centers, modern office buildings, and life sciences facilities on behalf of select family office and institutional investors. Legacy leverages its expertise on technology’s impact on tenant demand, site selection, and leasing to target and position properties to meet those needs and create long-term real estate value. For more information, see www.LegacyInvesting.com.
About T5 Data Centers:
T5 Data Centers is your full lifecycle data center partner, offering customized build-to-suit, wholesale turnkey or powered shell data center solutions. As the industry’s only full lifecycle provider, T5 offers customers critical facility construction and its Uptime Award Winning facility management and operations services. T5 currently operates over 500 MW of critical load across 50 data centers and offers turnkey solutions in 9 U.S. markets.
About BomberJacket Networks:
BomberJacket Networks began as an IT Professional Services Company to Fortune 1000 Enterprises, Regional Trauma Centers and Private Higher Educational Institutions in 2001. We have continued to evolve over the years by helping businesses increase their productivity and profitability by making IT work for them. We have matured to be IT experts that can deliver the latest technology consulting, services, maintenance, and support as a cost-effective IT solution to small-to-medium size enterprises in order to maximize their productivity and profitability.