It’s true that Apple purchased almost 160 acres of prime high desert in Prineville, Oregon (Here’s a link to the ktvz.com article). As local leaders in data center land, we’ve been fielding a lot of calls about the purchase. It’s just one more sign that the data center industry is settling into Crook County. The allure of cheap available power and cold dry air has combined to bring a new industry to an area that needs it. It’s our expectation that Apple will open its’ heart and wallet and be the kind of good neighbor that Facebook has proven to be over the last year. (In case you want to see it with your own eyes, you can take a look at the actual deed showing Apple as the proud owners, below:)
As we move begin to put distance between the beginning of the real estate crash which started in late 2007, we’re starting to see more activity in both the residential and commercial real estate arena. Not only have we seen (and been a part of) commercial land purchased in Bend, we’ve also seen multifamily properties purchased in Redmond, commercial land in Ashland, even light industrial property in Roseburg. Though no offers yet, we’ve had increased interest from investors and home owners looking to make Bend and other parts of Oregon their destination for both their home and their investment portfolios.
For those of you who might have questions…..
Have a question about what a data center is? Feel free to get in touch with us. In fact, if you or someone you know is looking to purchase real estate land, in Oregon or elsewhere, please let us know. If you’d like to know if your land has the potential for future high-tech use, give us a call. We love the technology world and we will do what we can to help:)