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Sabey Data Centers Starts Intergate.Ashburn Construction in Virginia

May 24, 2016

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today the construction start of Intergate.Ashburn, its approximately 900,000-square-foot data center campus on 38 acres of raw land it acquired in the heart of Northern Virginia’s data center corridor.

Seattle, WA-based Sabey, one of the largest privately-owned data center owners, operators and developers in the United States, will bring its in-house construction expertise to the project with Sabey Construction, Inc. (SCI) acting as general contractor.

Pre-leasing at Intergate. Ashburn is underway, with an expected, fast-tracked delivery date of 4th Quarter, 2016.

Located a short distance from Dulles International Airport, Intergate.Ashburn will significantly expand Sabey’s national data center footprint and provide direct proximity to all network exchanges in the region.

The campus will offer Sabey’s turnkey, hybrid and powered shell data center products in both multi and single-tenant layouts. Build to suit is also available. Building C, the first phase, is approximately 140,000 square feet with 7.2 MW of IT power. The site will be served with more than 70 megawatts of power, accommodating tenants with varying design challenges and power requirements.

The campus shares its design with Sabey’s Intergate.Quincy, a 520,000-square-foot campus in Central Washington State. The fundamental design was perfected while developing the well-received Intergate.Columbia, also in Central Washington. Intergate.Columbia’s 438,000 square feet were completed by SCI in December 2008 after only nine months of construction. The project is fully leased to four investment grade tenants.

Rob Rockwood, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region, directs Sabey Data Centers’ expansion on the East Coast. He will supervise the firm’s business growth in the eastern U.S. as it continues to attract data center customers and office tenants to its million-square-foot Intergate.Manhattan data center at 375 Pearl Street in New York City and begins its pre-leasing initiative in northern Virginia.

Mr. Rockwood said, “Ashburn is another critical node in the array of data centers that Sabey is assembling to serve its customer base. With our large facilities in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas, we are significantly enhancing our strategic presence and capacity as a national provider of data centers.”

He added, “We are excited to expand into one of the most dynamic data center markets in the world. Ashburn is a prime location that delivers many of the qualities our clients are looking for.”

John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers said, “Rob has an impressive scope of business and technical knowledge. He has deep experience with data centers and understands solution based selling to an educated customer base. He has experience within the New York market and he possesses specific knowledge and experience in the Washington, D.C. region, gained while serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CoreSite, LLC. At CoreSite until 2014, Rob was involved with virtually every aspect of data center development and management since shortly after the company’s founding in 2001.”

Jeff Kanne, President and CEO of National Real Estate Advisors, which is a major investor in Sabey through a real estate fund, said: “We are highly supportive of Sabey’s expansion strategy, which is primed to meet the escalating demand of data storage space by leading corporations across the U.S.”

Located within the Dulles Technology Corridor, Ashburn, VA, is a magnet for high tech businesses and data center providers supporting both commercial and government enterprises. Northern Virginia is recognized as the second largest data center market on the East Coast after the New York metro market and is home to more than three million square feet of data center facilities. Sabey expects to attract tenants from the government, social media and health care sectors, as well as content and cloud service providers.

General Contractor – Sabey Construction, Inc
Architecture – Sabey Architecture & Callison Architecture
MEP/FP Engineering – McKinstry Company & CCG Facilities Integration
Electrical Engineering – Lane, Coburn & Associates
Structural Engineering – Engineers Northwest
Permitting Consultant  – Dewberry


With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey provides data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. National Real Estate Advisors on behalf of its open-end, commingled fund holds a minority stake in Sabey.