Detroit — Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. announced today it will build a 66,000-square-foot data center in Corktown.
The building, to be located at 1401 Rosa Parks Blvd., will feature two 10,000-square foot server rooms in addition to training, office and support space, the company said in a release. Half of the space will be occupied by Quicken, the remainder will be available for lease when the center opens.
“Detroit is experiencing an exciting technology revolution, so it only made sense to look in our own backyard when we decided to pursue a new home for our application and data systems,” Linglong He, Quicken Loans Chief Information Officer, said in a statement. “We invest heavily in technology — both in our infrastructure and in the training we provide our talented, 1,100-member IT team.”
The center will be completed in January 2015 and will feature 1.4 megawatts of available power.
“Developing real estate that meets the needs of our Family of Companies and our tenants in the city of Detroit is our top priority at Bedrock,” Jim Ketai, Bedrock Real Estate Services CEO and managing partner, said in a statement. “We are extremely proud to be bringing the Quicken Loans Technology Center to life and creating a secure, cutting-edge facility for one of the premiere IT companies in America. This is also a great opportunity for another top technology company to secure prime server and training space in Detroit.”
The building will be constructed and managed by Bedrock Real Estate Services, the real estate arm of billionaire Dan Gilbert’s business empire.