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Construction Begins on Iron Mountain’s Northern Virginia Data Center Campus

Kessinger/Hunter selected as the development partner for the first phase of Iron Mountain’s 60 Megawatt Campus in Manassas

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Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced that construction has begun at its 83-acre data center campus in Manassas, Virginia. Kessinger/Hunter & Company has been selected as the development partner for the first 150,000 square-foot data center, which will be built to Uptime Tier III construction standards for critical infrastructure design and availability.

"We are excited to have construction underway in Northern Virginia on what we believe will be one of the market’s most compelling data center offerings," said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager of Iron Mountain Data Centers. "Kessinger/Hunter is a long-standing partner of ours, and understands the premium we place on security and reliability in our data centers. When completed, our Manassas campus will deliver superior physical security, lower power costs and a reduced tax structure compared to locations nationally, without sacrificing performance, meeting our customers’ high standards.”

“We’re seeing an increase in the customer need for highly secure data centers with flexible design for their precise requirements,” Kidd continued. “We continue to manage capacity utilization to stay ahead of this need as the portfolio grows and have benefited from pre-leasing activity in existing markets.”

Iron Mountain’s Northern Virginia data center campus will have 60 megawatts of capacity spread across at least four individual colocation facilities. The first building, expected to open in summer 2017, will offer 10.5 megawatts of critical power and a flexible design that can meet the exacting requirements of cloud services providers, Federal Government Agencies, systems integrators, financial services firms and healthcare companies. The purpose-built data center will also be sited according to the property setback and elevation standards – distances from property lines and out of floodplains – that meet intelligence and law enforcement requirements for physical security.

Additionally, the data center campus itself is located in a “fiber-rich” area that will offer customers cost-effective, high performance connectivity to the Ashburn (VA) network ecosystem. As with all the company’s data centers, Iron Mountain will complete FISMA High, ISO 27001, PCI DSS Level 1, HIPAA, and SOC 2 Type II compliance audits and certifications. The campus will also comply with Federal technology and environmental regulations, such as the Data Center Consolidation Initiative (DCOI) and Executive Order (EO) 13693, enabling Federal Agencies and integrators to comply by stated deadlines for efficient, sustainable data centers.

The development team of Chuck Hunter, John DeHardt, and Kevin Curtin will oversee the building development and land infrastructure improvements and have engaged the following Kansas City-based companies in conjunction with the project: JE Dunn Construction Group and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company. “Iron Mountain’s choice of Kessinger/Hunter as the developer of such a large, complex and critical project is a testament to our partnership and an important achievement in our 137-year history. It could not have been achieved without the dedication, hard work, and knowledge of our wonderful associates,” Kessinger/Hunter Chairman, Chuck Hunter said.

For more information on Iron Mountain’s Northern Virginia data center, please visit

About Kessinger/Hunter & Company
Kessinger/Hunter & Company (“KH”) is a full-service commercial real estate firm founded in 1879 in the Kansas City area, whose services include brokerage, development, property management, construction management, and consulting. KH operates over $2 billion of real estate in 25 states and Europe and consistently provides excellent service to create enduring business relationships by driving principles of trust, professionalism, and results. More information about the firm, its partners, and services can be found at
About Iron MountainIron Mountain InSight
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management , data management , document management , data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit for more information. End Testing. QA