Technology Innovation Paper 4

Data centers, real estate, and the evolution of technology

04 oct. 2018

Data centers have evolved from proprietary premises to a niche asset class to a diverse, albeit specialized corner of the real estate and infrastructure universe. The rapid evolution in mass market information technology has boosted its importance, even necessity. Innovations ranging from the Internet of Things to the internet cloud to autonomous vehicles, not to mention regulatory change will all boost the need for more efficient access to data, including its transfer and storage. This niche asset class will only become more important, but is it really a real estate investment at all?