Northern Virginia: American Real Estate Partners (AREP) launches a new data center division called PowerHouse Data Centers

Jul 28, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

American Real Estate Partners (AREP) has announced that it has launched a new data center division named PowerHouse Data Centers, with Luke Kipfer  as Vice President of Data Center Development and Construction and Jarrett Appleby as Data Center Strategy Consultant and Senior Advisor. According to the company, the division will be responsible for developing, owning and operating ‘next generation data centers and technical real estate solutions for hyperscalers’ in Northern Virginia. 

Already, the division is planning developments on three sites in the area, with six buildings either planned or underway, totaling 2.1 million sqft (195,100 sqm) and offering 338MW of critical power.

Speaking about Kipfer and Appleby joining the team, Doug Fleit, co-founder and CEO of AREP:  “We are thrilled to welcome Luke and Jarrett to the PowerHouse Data Centers team, their expertise is a central differentiator from our competition. This is an exciting time for PowerHouse. We intentionally brought them on at the beginning stages to be part of developing and establishing our custom solutions that empower hyperscalers with accelerated speed to market, robust connectivity, and dedicated power while bypassing limited land and leasing challenges in Data Center Alley.”