Rising Selects OE Tech as its New Meet-Me-Operator at West 7 Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif: April 22, 2019  — Rising Realty Partners announced today that it has selected OE Technologies (OE Tech) as its new Meet-Me-Operator at West 7 Center (f/k/a Garland Center), one of the premier mission critical, telecommunications, co-location and data center facilities in the country. OE Tech will operate as an independent contractor for the data center and will assume the responsibility of day-to-day operations of the meet-me-room (MMR) and the telecom facilities in the building, effective March 1, 2019. 

“This deal will create new opportunities to maximize connectivity for all of our data center tenants,” said Chris Rising, Chief Executive Officer of Rising, “We’re pleased that OE Tech will bring more than 20 years of telecommunications installation and support experience to West 7 Center. Their teams will be on-site, providing 24 x 7 Building Telecom Space and MMR operations, and support ensuring that West 7 Center offers best-in-class services and peak connectivity to our data center tenants at highly competitive pricing.”

Located within 1200 West 7th Street, an office building in Downtown Los Angeles, West 7 Center is a Tier III datacenter facility designed and built with state-of-the-art mission critical infrastructure with 24/7 on-site engineering and security support. The overall building offers nine floors of office space and 16.9 megawatts of critical power over 282,000 sq ft of raised-floor space on three lower levels for telecom, mission critical, co-location and data centers operations.

“West 7 Center is already one of the most impressive data center facilities in the Western United States. The introduction of the new MMR operator will now elevate the service offering, thus creating a robust and collaborative environment; that will encourage the tenant base to grow and thrive in a carrier neutral facility,” said Darren Eades, Executive Vice President at JLL, the property’s leasing broker.

Over the years West 7 Center has undergone significant upgrades in order to keep up with the ever-changing technology environment.  A new Central Plant was recently added to increase the power and cooling for the facility, as well as many other upgrades are currently underway to increase the efficiency of the building.

West 7 Center offers the ideal location for telecommunications companies, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Over-the-Top (OTT) content and Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers that require high performance infrastructure to run their operations. As the largest purpose-built data center in Los Angeles, a global business hub of thirteen million people, West 7 Center also serves as the digital gateway to the Asian telecom market, enabling Asia-Pacific carriers and service providers to quickly establish a U.S. presence.  

About Rising Realty Partners

Rising Realty Partners is a family-owned, Los-Angeles based, vertically-integrated real estate investment and operating platform specializing in creating world-class commercial properties. With more than 4 million sf under management, Rising’s approach to real estate investing and operating focuses on advancing environmental, technological, and social impacts. For more information, please visit: www.risingrp.com

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