Senior Advisor to Digital Colony / Vantage Data Centers and Chairman, Chindata Group (NASDAQ: “CD”)
Digital Realty Trust

MICHAEL F. FOUST
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Michael F. Foust has served as Digital Realty Trust Chief Executive Officer and as a director since our inception. Mr. Foust is a founder of GI Partners and served as a managing director of GI Partners’ advisor from its inception in February 2001 until our initial public offering. During his tenure at GI Partners, Mr. Foust directed technical property acquisitions and portfolio management. Mr. Foust has over 26 years of experience in institutional real estate investments and portfolio management. Prior to the founding of GI Partners, from 1999 to 2001, he was a senior director at CB Richard Ellis Investors. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Foust was a Senior Vice President at CB Richard Ellis, where he managed regional asset services operations. During the period from 1985 to 1995, Mr. Foust held senior portfolio management and investment positions at UBS Asset Management, Karsten Realty Advisors and Trammell Crow Company. Prior to his real estate career, from 1979 to 1985, Mr. Foust participated in the origination of two related international telecommunications companies, Consortium Communications International and Progressive Systems Inc. The companies provided message switching and turn-key networks for multinational corporations. Mr. Foust received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Data Centres Forum

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Investing in data centres: the most attractive niche available today?   16:00  Welcome Lisette van Doorn, Chief Executive, ULI Europe   16:05   Data Centres – Setting the Scene: 20 Years of Data Centres & Today’s Dynamics  Byrne Murphy, Chairman, DigiPlex Roger Orf, Partner, Apollo Global Management   16:15   European market overview – real estate and capital […]