Newark-based 165 Halsey Street saw a boom in business during the first quarter of 2016. The data center which has 1.2 million square feet of space for colocation, telecom, and fiber optic services, reported a spike in leasing commitments for the first three months of 2016. The data center reports that it currently has more than 150 customers who use the data center including 19 fortune 500 companies. Two of Halsey’s five colocation rooms are occupied to capacity.
“165 Halsey Street has had quite the evolution since the late 1990s,” Joseph Simone, President at Tishman Real Estate Services for 165 Halsey Street said in a statement. “In the late 90s, the building became one of the leading telecom carrier hotels with mostly telecom customers. In 2000, we created our first ‘Meet Me Room’ and have since expanded into a far more robust colo offering. This created the opportunity for enterprise users to take advantage of the networks in our building. We’re now at a point where we serve some of the largest players, including 19 Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries; financial, healthcare, technology, content, medical, government and more. We believe we’re attracting some of the biggest names in these industries because we’ve worked hard to create a world-class facility from both an infrastructure and a colocation operations perspective.”
Since 2015 165 Halsey has been working to boost its space and services for customers. In 2015 the data center expanded 27,000 square feet to accommodate its growing base of fiber providing telecommunications clients. 165 Halsey is about 13 miles from the New York City border. The company provides service to companies in lower Manhattan and New Jersey.