American Real Estate Partners (AREP) is an institutional fund manager and innovative operating partner focused on data center, office, and residential development and repositioning throughout the United States. AREP has had a number of high-profile successes in the Ashburn data center market, including the 1.8 million square foot acquisition of Quantum Park and the development of a 445,000 square foot headquarters for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency.
Harrison Street is one of the leading investment management firms exclusively focused on alternative real assets. Since 2018 the company has invested approximately $2.4 billion in digital assets including powered shells, carrier hotels, strategic collocations and dark fiber, and has built a dedicated team committed to investing across verticals that are key parts of the digital ecosystem. In July 2021, Harrison Street acquired a significant minority interest in Summit Infrastructure Group (“SummitIG”), the leading dark fiber network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider for carriers, content providers, data center operators, large enterprises and government agencies, with more than 600 miles of 100% underground, newly constructed metro and regional dark fiber infrastructure in Northern Virginia.