Data Centres: The New Asset That’s Captivating Large Real Estate Investors

With returns of up to 18% and the technological boom, many real estate investors are turning their eyes to data centres, an emerging market in Spain.

One of Microsoft’s data centres.

Data centres are being configured as a real estate investment alternative, albeit a highly sophisticated one due to the demands of the assets and their significant need for capital. But they offer sizeable returns, since there has been a boom in the demand for data and the supply has so far proved insufficient.

“The yields are higher than those of the wider real estate market, at around 18%”, explains Humberto Carbajal, Senior Advisor at Colliers International speaking to International REITs (Anglo-Saxon investment vehicles equivalent to Socimis) specialising in this market are obtaining returns of 17.2%, according to estimates from JLL in its latest sector report.

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