Silicon Valley Data Center Market Challenged by Limited Supply
The Silicon Valley data center market continues to grow, but momentum has slowed in the first half of 2023 because of economic challenges and limited supply, CBRE says in a new report.
Silicon Valley inventory was 410.7 megawatts (MW) in the first half of 2023, up 10% year-over-year. Vacancy increased to 6.4% in H1 2023 from 2.3% in H2 2022, but rental rates remain among the highest in the country.
In the first half of 2023, Silicon Valley reported 125 MW under construction, up 24.4 MW from H1 2022. Almost 60% of new construction was pre-leased.
“While vacancy and inventory increased, Silicon Valley’s data center market remains among the tightest in the country,” said Jerry Inguagiato, SVP at CBRE. “Power constraints and aging supply in the region severely limit desirable options, keeping asking rental rates high. Newly constructed data centers are quickly pre-leased, underscoring the demand for state-of-the-art facilities.”
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