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Data Centers & Communications Real Estate

Not Your Ordinary Real Estate Transaction

​Whether you are interested in the development, leasing, financing, or sale of a data center or colocation facility, it is no ordinary real estate transaction. These facilities have exacting requirements that can make siting their operations and negotiating associated real estate and information technology transactions difficult. Mintz’s team has a 35-year track record of advocating for clients in the real estate communications industry. We've been active in this sector since the industry's birth.

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Our Experience

Case Study

Mintz represented Madison Square Garden in the negotiation of distributed antenna system (DAS) agreements with Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, which called for the telecom companies to install equipment providing state-of-the-art data and telecommunications services to Sphere patrons at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Years of experience in telecom real estate

Case Study
Mintz represented Menlo Equities, a private, vertically integrated commercial real estate investment firm, in its acquisition of 8 data centers and an 80% interest in a ninth from a partnership between an asset management company and a real estate investment company for approximately $487 million.

Our Approach

Our attorneys have completed hundreds of data center and colocation facility transactions — on both the landlord and tenant sides — throughout the United States and abroad. We have also handled acquisitions, development, sales, and financing of data center, colocation, and other telecommunications properties. These transactions have included several of the largest data center / carrier hotel leases in the United States.

Our team brings an exceptional understanding of data center and colocation facilities and technology to every transaction. We can speak directly with the parties' IT and engineering professionals — allowing us to understand and implement their requirements in a manner that works for you. We will negotiate a lease or colocation agreement and a service-level agreement that protects your interests.

Areas of Focus
  • Development, leasing, financing, and sale of data center, communications switch, carrier hotel, and colocation facilities for both property owners and tenants
  • Negotiation of colocation master service and service-level agreements
  • Fiber-optic agreements, including indefeasible rights of use, easements, leases, and building access agreements
Clients We Represent
  • Real estate investment management firms
  • Data center owners and other tenants
  • Property owners and landlords
  • Radio and TV stations
  • Telecommunications companies, including service providers and fiber-optic network companies
  • Financial services and brokerage institutions

Meet Mintz

Our attorneys have completed hundreds of data center and colocation facility transactions  — on both the landlord and tenant sides  — throughout the United States and internationally.