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Seefried Breaks Ground on Energy-Efficient Aurora Data Center

Seefried Industrial Properties, along with Endeavour’s Edged Energy division, joined City of Aurora officials and ComEd to kick off construction on a new data center campus in Aurora, IL. Located on a four-way interchange at Interstate 88 and Eola Road, the new multi-building campus will consist of three buildings across 65 acres that will be constructed in phases.  

The project will offer sustainable features including advanced waterless cooling technology and ultra-efficient energy systems. The development will also include electric vehicle charging and alternative fuels for its backup generators as well as on-site solar panels. 

This marks Edged Energy’s inaugural data center development in Illinois. The first building of the new campus is scheduled for completion in June 2024.  

Paul Roeser and Ryan O’Leary of KBC Advisors represented Edged Energy on the transaction. Jim DeRose and Michele Keller of DuPage Property Venture represented the land seller. 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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