Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division of Lincoln Property Company with over 2.5 million square feet of mission critical space under management, recently announced that it has formed an operating partnership with Digital Fortress. Digital Fortress, a premier enterprise-level colocation provider, is adding its third location in the Seattle area, leasing the entirety of Rackhouse Seattle, located in Lynnwood, WA. This lease comes just three months after Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate Investors purchased the site in May of 2019.

“We’re thrilled the Rackhouse Seattle Data Center facility is playing a vital role in Digital Fortress’ northward expansion,” comments Ryan Crabtree, Vice President of Lincoln Rackhouse. “As the mission critical real estate owner, we are dedicated to supporting the growth of Digital Fortress by providing thoroughly tested, reliable and flexible colocation facilities.”

Rackhouse Seattle delivers Tier III design amenities to Digital Fortress customers, including over 47,000 square feet of server-ready space, 5.4 MW of green-hydro power, N+1 mission-critical deployment, a diversity of carriers and more. Plus, the facility offers carrier-neutral and redundant feeds to all of Digital Fortress’ data centers and the local peering exchange. 

“By adding this Lynnwood, WA, data center to our portfolio, Digital Fortress now has the most diverse geographic colocation/data center offering in the greater Seattle area. We now operate facilities in Tukwila, Downtown Seattle and Lynnwood,” comments Timothy Doherty, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Fortress. “We are excited about this opportunity to grow in the local market and to have the ability to augment our offering to support new and existing customers.” 

“Our business model is based on a complex but proven approach to strategic acquisitions and operating partner leases,” states Ryan Crabtree. “By staying true to our process, Lincoln Rackhouse accelerates and disentangles the way for operators like Digital Fortress to expand and capitalize on opportunities with an enhanced, turnkey presence in new and flourishing business markets.”

Lincoln Rackhouse builds its successful portfolio by establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with companies like Digital Fortress, based on long-term, stable leases with cloud and colocation operating partners. This enables Lincoln Rackhouse to acquire, own, and operate premium-quality data center assets while allowing partners to focus on core business competencies. This format effectively meets the shift in demand for data center space.

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