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Report: Amazon Web Services buys Santa Clara, Calif., site for $100M

Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary Amazon Web Services Inc. completed the purchase of the site of an old 358,000-square-foot office and R&D building in Santa Clara, Calif., for $100 million, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported, citing real estate industry sources, who mentioned that the previous owner had been planning to demolish it and replace it with a new data center.

Prudential Financial Inc.'s property investment subsidiary PGIM Real Estate Finance LLC sold the two-story building at 2305 Mission College Blvd. in a deal that closed at 2019-end, the publication reported, citing the sources.

Los Angeles-based real estate firm SSV Properties told the publication that it was working on redeveloping the 1979-built building on behalf of PGIM, but that it was no longer associated with the project as the building had been sold. It is unclear whether Amazon Web Services will continue with SSV Properties' plans for developing a data center.

The deal is unusual, as Amazon purchased the property rather than leasing it, sources told the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

A spokesperson for Amazon Web Services did not respond, while a representative of PGIM declined a request for comment by the publication.