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New record price per acre appears to have been set for Loudoun data center land

Michael Neibauer
New record price per acre appears to have been set for Loudoun data center land

Airbus Americas has sold a 13-acre property in Ashburn to one of the world’s largest data center providers for what appears to be a record price per acre. On the heels of its design-build lease deal for a new, 250,000-square-foot building in Sterling’s Northwoods Industrial Park, Airbus has dispatched 21780 Filigree Court to a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust LP (NASDAQ: DLR), according to public records. Land in the planet’s most competitive data center market has been selling for north of $1 million per acre for several years.