Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a global wholesale data center provider, has announced that it received the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 2010 Award of Excellence from the Northern Virginia Chapter for its new data center facility at 43915 Devon Shafron Drive, located in Ashburn, VA. This 138,000-sq-ft achieved this prestigious award due to its unique technological design features, superior infrastructure, and best-in-class asset management services. The property was also recognized for achieving 100% lease-up prior to delivery.

"This award is considered a great honor in the Northern Virginia real estate community. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Digital Realty Trust team and their unwavering commitment to provide customers with a best-in-class data center facility for their critical business applications," said Robert D. Faktorow, executive vice president of CB Richard Ellis, and regional leader of the Technology Practice Group. "We are extremely grateful for the partnership we share with Digital Realty Trust."

"We are honored to receive this award and believe it reflects our commitment to our customers. By providing them with a flexible, reliable and cost effective data center, like our facility at 43915 Devon Shafron Drive, our customers can successfully deliver their critical business applications," said Michael F. Foust, chief executive officer for Digital Realty Trust. "Working closely with the real estate community is a critical component of meeting our customers' datacenter needs. The Technology Practice Group at CB Richard Ellis is a terrific partner for us as we continue to provide these facilities to our customers in Northern Virginia and other key data center markets throughout North America, Europe, and now Singapore."