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Rafael Viñoly Architects signs 36,550 sf, 20-year lease for the entire top floor

New York, July 9, 2018 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it has signed a 36,550-square-foot, 20-year office lease with world-renowned Rafael Viñoly Architects at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

The architecture firm, best known in New York City for designing the 1,396-foot-tall 432 Park Avenue residential tower, will move its headquarters to the entire top floor of the property in mid-2019.

Rob Stillman and Gerry Friedman of CBRE represented the tenant in lease negotiations, while their CBRE colleagues Gregg Rothkin and Gerry Miovski represented Sabey Data Centers, the landlord.

Michael Kupin of the law firm Duval & Stachenfeld represented Sabey Data Centers in the lease negotiations. Harry Makris of Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden represented Rafael Viñoly Architects.

The top 15 stories of 375 Pearl Street were renovated by Sabey to replace the original stone façade with a stunning, panoramic glass curtain wall.

Rafael Viñoly Architects will occupy and build out the entire 31st floor of the building. The firm will create a mezzanine within the 23-foot-tall space, and will build a 500-square-foot outdoor terrace on the southeast corner of the 31st floor.

Viñoly will relocate its practice from 50 Vandam Street in Hudson Square, where it has been headquartered for 28 years.

Intergate.Manhattan viewed from across the Brooklyn Bridge

Intergate.Manhattan viewed from across the Brooklyn Bridge

Today’s lease brings the 900,000-square-foot, 375 Pearl Street to 80% occupancy by office tenants. Data center users occupy a major portion of the remaining space.

“375 Pearl Street’s large floor plate, exceptional 23-foot ceiling heights and 521’ foot elevation with spectacular panoramic views towards Uptown, Downtown and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges over the East River were the main attractions for Rafael Viñoly Architects,” said Clete Casper, Director of Real Estate for Sabey. “The top floor is essentially a blank canvas for the architect to design a great new headquarters that matches the distinctive quality of their well-known works in New York City as all over the world.”

“In a true testament to the vision of Sabey Data Centers and the recent transformation that 375 Pearl Street has undergone, the building’s elegant redesign has drawn the attention of many firms, including one of the world’s best-known architects, who is now moving its New York operations there,” said Mr. Rothkin of CBRE.

About Sabey Data Centers

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the 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 low cost hydroelectric power, operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.

About 375 Pearl Street

375 Pearl Street is a reimagined office building in Lower Manhattan. Comprising more than 900,000 square feet, 375 Pearl Street was once used as a telephone switch center. The property is now home to numerous city agencies, including the New York City Police Department, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Human Resources Administration and the New York City Department of Finance.

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For Release: June 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge partner, Sabey Data Centers, for the energy productivity achievements of its Intergate.Quincy multi-tenant data center. As a partner in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, Sabey committed to improving its energy performance by 20 percent over a 10-year period, and to sharing the results and strategies with other companies. The company surpassed its original goal of 20 percent by 2024, improving energy performance across its more than 3 million square feet of data center space by 24 percent from a 2014 baseline.

“Through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, data centers like Sabey’s are using energy more productively,” said Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at DOE. “We applaud Sabey for sharing its results and best practices with other companies.”

A majority of the data center locations operated and maintained by Sabey are multi-tenant colocation facilities, where each customer may have varied needs, including different server enclosures and non-standard IT equipment. This can make it difficult to implement facility-wide energy-efficient designs and technologies.

To overcome these challenges and achieve its energy productivity goals, Sabey incorporated several energy conservation measures, including implementing indirect evaporative cooling computer room air handlers (CRAHs) and segregating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries to reduce electrical energy required to cool the data center. Sabey also selected a highly-efficient UPS system and utilized variable speed drive (VSDs) fans to control fan speed and match server load requirements.

Ultimately, the project has exceeded Sabey’s expectations, cutting infrastructure energy intensity by 57 percent. These savings translated into more than $200,000 in reduced annual energy costs.

In addition to the energy and cost savings passed on to customers, the integration of energy conservation measures allows for a very simple data center environment control strategy, leading to an increase in the overall reliability and customer satisfaction with the Intergate Quincy data center. Sabey was recently recognized by DOE as an example of leadership in action in the 2018 Better Buildings Challenge Progress Report.

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, DOE works with more than 350 market leaders that represent more than 4.4 billion square feet of building space. Partners reduced their energy intensity by an average of two percent per year, keeping them on track to meet the program’s 10-year, 20% reduction goal. Additionally, through the Better Buildings Challenge, more than 40 Financial Allies have extended more than $12 billion in capital for efficiency projects. Visit the Better Buildings Solution Center to learn more.

How Hydroelectric Power Provides The Best Of Both Worlds

If you’ve ever stood along the shore listening to the persistent crashing of waves during high tide or marveled at the beauty of nature at the foot of a cascading waterfall, you’ve experienced the raw power that is water in motion.

Among the most notable innovations in history, humans have been harnessing the power of water to perform work for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Greece. This form of energy, known as hydropower, has grown and evolved over the course of time, resulting in modern-day hydroelectric power plants that harness the energy of flowing water to create electricity.

Why California-Based Companies Are Moving Their Data Center Operations To Washington State

Silicon Valley. It’s a name that conjures up tech giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook residing side-by-side in a magical, if somewhat vacuum-sealed, locale. It’s also a region where hyper- scale businesses and innovative start-ups alike base their operations in the hope that its tech-friendly environment will help drive major success. Despite its allure among technology-driven industry sectors, many California-based enterprises are beginning to realize that perhaps there’s a better place than Silicon Valley to host their data.



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DE-CIX, operator of the world’s largest Internet exchange point in Frankfurt, is expanding into Sabey’s skyscraper data center in downtown Manhattan.

The 32-story Intergate.Manhattan will be the eighth data center in the New York metro to host a Point of Presence for DE-CIX, which has been aggressively expanding its footprint in the market since it entered it in September 2013. This is the first venture into the U.S. for the German company, which in addition to Frankfurt and New York operates exchanges in Munich, Hamburg and Dubai.

The New York and New Jersey market is one of the world’s most important network interconnection hubs, along with markets like London, Frankfurt, Singapore and the Silicon Valley.

Euro exchanges moving into U.S. market

European Internet exchange operators have been expanding into the U.S. in parallel with establishment of Open-IX, an organization that endorses exchanges and data centers that satisfy its standards. Its mission is to encourage more competition and diversity in the U.S. exchange market, currently dominated by the likes of Equinix and Telx.

DE-CIX is not the first European operator to get into Intergate.Manhattan. AMS-IX (its competitor in Amsterdam)announced a PoP there in April.

DE-CIX will use Sabey’s connectivity services to plug into Manhattan’s most important carrier hotels at 111 Eight Avenue (owned by Google) and 60 Hudson Street, both of which are also its Internet exchange point locations. Sabey will also be a DE-CIX customer, using its peering services and Layer 2 connectivity to other New York data centers.

Presence in every relevant NY data center

Frank Orlowski, chief marketing officer for DE-CIX, said the company was committed to growing its New York exchange to be one of the world’s five largest.

“Expanding to Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan facility is part of our effort to establish a DE-CIX presence in every relevant data center and carrier hotel in this metro,” he said. “DE-CIX New York is just a cross-connect away from 99 percent of the providers in this metro market.”

The operator’s first customer in New York was Akamai, which signed up to use its exchange at 111 8th Avenue in May. Its other New York City Internet exchange point locations (in addition to 60 Hudson) are at 32 Avenue of the Americas and 85 10th Avenue.

DE-CIX New York also has PoPs in Newark, New Jersey, and in Long Island.

Transformation of the Verizon building

Seattle-based Sabey bought its 1 million square foot skyscraper, known as the “Verizon building,” in 2011 for $120 million. The company has been upgrading the building’s infrastructure and installing floor-to-ceiling windows in some portions designated for office space.

The company’s president John Sabey told us in May that about 150,000 square feet of data center space had been built out. Its data center tenants include service providers Windstream and Datagram.

In addition to data center and office use, the developer is marketing the property to life sciences companies.


Space at Intergate.Manhattan is designed by Sabey to meet market demand for generator-backed, storm proof operations centers

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Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl Street.

Building a “digital factory” for the Internet economy

New York, May 14, 2014 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owners and developers, announced today that it is offering up to 500,000 square feet of high-security, technology-based  office space at Intergate.Manhattan, the firm’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

By combining a brand new, 40 megawatt data center with technology focused, high connectivity office space at a single location, Sabey will create a “digital factory” in Lower Manhattan that is designed to meet specifications of the Internet economy.

The company can re-clad up to 15 stories, almost the entire upper half of the of the building’s 32 stories, with a new window wall façade in order to take advantage of the property’s 360-degree, panoramic views of Manhattan island and New York harbor.  The new window walls will wrap around the north, east and south exposures of the building.  Existing windows on the west façade will be uncovered from inside the structure.  The building improvements, designed by Sabey in-house, will include pre-built interior space, as well.  Construction will start in summer 2014.

John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “Sabey has a 40-year history of building secure, high-uptime work spaces for the nation’s defense industry, medical research, bio-tech and healthcare, and financial services sectors.  Enterprise workforces that require an exceptionally high degree of physical protection and operational resiliency will be attracted to Intergate.Manhattan office space.”

Sabey Data Centers has designed the space as generator-backed, storm proof office space with larger than average clear heights and spectacular views.  The space is being offered as a 24/7 workplace, ideally suited for technology, healthcare and biotech research or secure back office uses.

In addition, because the space is located within one of the nation’s largest data centers, it will offer virtually unlimited connectivity and capacity – a paramount requirement for conducting business in the Internet economy.  Office tenants will have on-site access to Sabey Data Centers’ diverse Meet Me Rooms and multiple telecommunications carriers as well as the ability to separate their data center needs into a purpose built data center in the same building.

The new space offers interior design and finishes found in new, conventional office buildings as well as common area amenities such as conference rooms and pantries.  The building’s lower half will continue to operate as the region’s newest, purpose-built data center.

Mr. Sabey added, “The Internet economy is writing a whole new set of specifications for office space.  We are proud to be among the first developers to meet the needs of businesses that require very high levels of security, connectivity and 24/7 operational assets for their work forces.”

375 Pearl Street is located within walking distance of Wall Street, the New York City Civic Center and the culinary delights of Chinatown.  The closest subway stop is at City Hall within a five-minute walk.  The new Fulton Street mass transportation hub is less than a 10-minute walk from the property, with direct connections to most of the city’s subway system.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is the exclusive leasing agent for Sabey Data Centers’ new office space at 375 Pearl Street.  The NGKF team, led by David Falk, includes Danny Levine, Josh Gosin, and Jason Greenstein.  NGKF’s Michael Morris leads the data center leasing team.

Asking rents for the office space are in the low $50s psf range.

About Intergate.Manhattan

Intergate.Manhattan represents an exponential expansion to New York City’s computing infrastructure capacity.  The 32-story Intergate.Manhattan is also the most efficient data center in New York City, with brand new infrastructure and state-of-the-art climate control and electrical systems. The building’s Con Ed substation is on the second and third floors, eliminating a risk from storm surge damage that affected so many buildings in Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy.

About Sabey Data Center Properties

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 is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.