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CyrusOne: San Antonio Has Gas for Growth

National Data Center

During our San Antonio State of the Market event last week, we nabbed a candid take from CyrusOne's senior director Scott Hanna (here between co-panelists JLL managing director Scott Lamontagne and USAA Real Estate director Austin Reynolds) about the data center operator's site selection and its view on the Texas market. Scott says CyrusOne has 363 criteria when it selects development sites. Westover Hills – the data center alley of San Antonio -- hit the most of them, with high marks for its seismic location, amenities and underground fiber optics. The firm just completed its second San Antonio building. Scott says CyrusOne serves 90% of Houston oil and gas firms, and many want to be able to move their services out during hurricanes. San Antonio is the perfect backup location. Scott’s perfect non-real estate job: middle school football coach.