John Stewart joined Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR
) as senior vice president of investor relations.
Stewart will be in charge of directing the company's investor relations program, reporting directly to CFO and Chief Investment Officer A. William Stein. He is set to take over his new role in the second week of September.
During his 15 years in the financial services industry, Stewart has led the industrial and technology REIT sector coverage at Green Street Advisors, served as the lead REIT analyst at Credit Suisse, and was a member of top-ranked teams at Citigroup Investment Research and Merrill Lynch. He has covered the REIT sector since 2000, including Digital Realty, which he has covered since 2004.
"We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with John during his coverage of Digital Realty from the sell-side," added Stein. "His standing in the investment community along with his extensive knowledge of the Company and data center industry makes him the ideal addition to our team."