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Microsoft PHX Data Center Rumored

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By Mike Sunnucks for Phoenix Business Journal

Microsoft Corp. could locate a large new data center in Phoenix.

A commercial real estate official said the Microsoft data center could be landing at Union Hills Drive near Interstate 17.

The project could total as much as 575KSF feet and the transaction may be completed via private equity firms and other data center entities even though it will be Microsoft operations, according to an industry executive who asked not to be named.

A second commercial real estate official, who did not want to be identified, said there also is a large unnamed user looking for data center space totaling as much as 300KSF in the East Valley.

Another real estate broker, who also asked not be identified, said the Microsoft data center deal closed last week and confirmed that the center would be off Union Hills Drive in Phoenix.

An Arizona legislator advocating changes to the state’s tax benefits for the data industry also says Microsoft is looking at Phoenix-area locations.

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