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Is a Data Center REIT for you? Because interest rates remain near their historic lows and many asset types seem overpriced, investors are anxiously searching for yield to support pension/retirement and other funds. Given that companies increasing rely on IT to run their business, and given that they are increasingly outsourcing the requisite data center space to provide those resources, some investors may wish to get in on the data center real-estate market. Yet buying actual real estate can be an intimidating prospect, even in less capital- intensive sectors such as residential. Moreover, the lack of liquidity makes short-term investment risky or impossible. 16 | THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL BY JEFFREY R CLARK PhD

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