DENVER and SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a provider of powerful, network-dense data center campuses and the CoreSite Mesh, which enables interconnected communities of service providers and enterprises, today announced the purchase and planned development of a new data center campus in Secaucus, New Jersey.
CoreSite is under contract to acquire a 280,000 square-foot building which will be referred to as NY2, on 10 acres of land in Secaucus, New Jersey. At full build-out, CoreSite expects NY2 will offer up to 18 critical megawatts of capacity. In addition to NY2, the land site will support additional data center development as market demand warrants.
CoreSite anticipates closing on the acquisition in early February, subject to customary closing conditions, beginning construction to convert the existing building to data center specifications in Q1, 2013, and delivering turn-key capacity in Q4, 2013. CoreSite expects to invest $65.0 million to acquire the facility, redevelop the powered shell, and complete the initial phase of inventory consisting of 65,000 square feet. Further, CoreSite anticipates continuing to invest in and scale the campus by constructing additional phases to meet customer demand.
"CoreSite's entry into Secaucus is an important step in the execution of our strategy to extend our U.S. platform supporting latency-sensitive customer applications in network-dense, cloud-enabled data center campuses," said Tom Ray, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoreSite. "Our New York campus is designed to meet performance-sensitive customer requirements supported by our location at the nexus of robust, protected, low-latency network rings serving Manhattan as well as global cable routes to Chicago, Frankfurt, London, and Brazil. Additionally, customers are able to connect directly to service nodes for Amazon Web Services Direct Connect."Pre-commitments from key CoreSite service partners and preliminary interest shown by prospective customers in NY2 demonstrate the benefits CoreSite offers with the optimal combination of cost-effective capacity and power, diverse high-performance network connectivity, and interconnected communities. The result for CoreSite customers is the ability to propel growth and gain long-term competitive advantage. The availability of direct connections to high speed networks in NY2 is particularly interesting to financial firms looking to reduce latency and improve performance. Supporting this goal and reflecting the strength of the NY2 location and CoreSite's North American operating platform, three network service providers have pre-committed to serve NY2, consisting of CoreSite partners Sidera Networks, Zayo, and Seaborn Networks, each of which provides high-performance network support to the financial services, cloud and network communities.