Evocative Inks Lease for 42 KSF LA Data Centers

The company joins the tenant roster at West 7 Center, a nine-story data center facility in downtown Los Angeles. Rising Realty Partners signed Evocative to a long-term lease for 42,000 square feet, which will house the company's first data centers in L.A.

Evocative acquired two data centers in downtown Los Angeles from ColoNet Solutions, executing a long-term lease with Rising Realty Partners. West 7 Center houses the company’s facilities, occupying 42,000 square feet of space and featuring an initial capacity of 2.5 MW.

Along with its Silicon Valley facilities, Evocative now has over 100,000 square feet and 4.5 MW capacity. Its data centers are carrier neutral and compliant with a plethora of industry-specific certifications, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SSAE-18, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402. Over the past 10 years, Evocative has achieved 100 percent uptime availability.

Darren Eades, executive vice president of JLL, brokered the leasing contract between Rising and Evocative. “After our extensive search to find the right operator to add to our tenant roster, we felt that Evocative was the perfect fit. This transaction speaks to the renewed interest in Southern California data center market,” said Eades in a prepared statement.

West 7 Center, Tier III facility

The mid-rise, nine-story building, formerly known as Garland Center, sits at 1200 W. 7th St. in downtown Los Angeles. It features five transformers served by two diverse substations, totaling 22.5 MVA of capacity. Emergency power is also covered, designed with N+1 redundancy and having enough fuel for its generators to support 120 hours of uninterrupted power at full load, in case of outages. The HVAC chiller plant consists of seven 1,000+ tons centrifugal chillers, along with nine cooling towers, all of them also designed and operated to an N+1 redundancy. West 7 Center is carrier-neutral, providing flexibility to its tenants, currently offering 16 carriers with a planned expansion. The building was acquired last year for $210 million by a joint venture between H.I.G. Realty Partners, Silverpeak Real Estate and Rising Realty Partners.

West 7 Center is one of the best connected, secure, and hardened facilities on the west coast. We are honored that so many world-class organizations, from small startups to Fortune 500 clients are choosing Evocative to store and secure their most valuable business assets. Because we are committed to our customer’s success, our facilities must be in the highest performing spaces for data centers, which is why we chose to locate our first Los Angeles facilities in West 7 Center,” said Arman Khalili, CEO of Evocative, in a prepared statement.

Images courtesy of Rising Realty Partners