QTS Announces CBRE and CNSG as 2016 Partners of the Year

For the first time, QTS announces two companies as winners based on their exceptional partner performance

Overland Park, Kan. (February 2, 2017) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, announced today that commercial real estate services provider CBRE, and telecommunications services company Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), were its top-performing channel partners in 2016.

QTS’ partner program has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of the hybrid IT community. By working with world-class partners, QTS is able to connect with IT decision makers to deliver expertise, technology and infrastructure solutions through its fully-integrated platform.

CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, generated the most revenue in 2016 of any QTS partner and has multiple opportunities continuing into 2017. They are recognized as an industry leader to assist large, rapidly growing companies to obtain data center services to support their complex and changing IT environments.

CNSG, a comprehensive solutions provider for end-to-end telecommunications services, including data center, cloud and IP infrastructure, secured and placed the most new customers in QTS data centers and presented a variety of solutions, including colocation and cloud and managed services. This is the third time CNSG has been recognized as a top-performing channel partner for QTS.

“We were impressed by both companies’ results and we look forward to continuing to grow our joint business with CBRE, CNSG and all of our partners by providing the best technology solutions and services in the industry,” said Shelagh Montgomery, Executive Vice President, Strategic Client Management – QTS. “We are thrilled to be able to acknowledge two high production partners for their significant contribution to QTS’ total partner revenue in 2016.”

Since 2011, QTS has continued to grow its Business Partner Program through collaborative selling relationships that include a diverse mix of brokers, sales agents, carriers, technology companies and systems integrators. Due to each partner’s varied business models, QTS customizes the program by providing relevant joint-marketing and product education opportunities year round.

“We could not grow at our rapid pace without partners like CBRE and CNSG,” said Frank Eagle, VP of Business Development – QTS. “Our partners are an extension of our sales and delivery team and enable us to effectively serve our joint customers. We look forward to continued success with all our partners in 2017.”

For more information or to apply for the QTS Business Partner Program, visit http://www.qtsdatacenters.com/company/partners/alliance-and-channels.

About CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit the website at www.cbre.com.

About CNSG
Converged Network Services Group is the premier master distributor for Cloud, Connectivity and Cloud Enablement. Led by former C-Level carrier executives and supported by the most experienced sales team in the industry, CNSG provides assistance with every aspect of discovery, design and delivery. CNSG is committed to the core philosophy of earning business by building and maintaining true partnerships with every customer, partner and supplier. This unwavering commitment to the success of our partnerships has enabled CNSG to be recognized as the fastest growing master distributor in the industry. For more information about CNSG, please visit http://www.cnsg.com or call toll free 866.738.1622.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports over 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.