Digital Realty Trust, Inc.has named Krupal Raval as vice president, Investor Relations. He will report to John Stewart, senior vice president, Investor Relations.

Raval has more than 10 years of financial services and REIT industry experience. Prior to joining Digital Realty, he most recently served as chief operating officer of the India platform for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. He previously held the role of Vice President, Capital Markets at Alexandria, where his responsibilities included oversight of financial reporting, corporate finance, investor relations and marketing. From 2006 to 2009, Raval was an analyst on the REIT team at Fidelity Investments and, prior to that, was an associate on Citigroup Investment Research's top-ranked REIT Equity Research team.

A. William Stein, Digital Realty's interim chief executive officer, said, "Krupal brings a very unique perspective, having followed Digital Realty as both a sell-side analyst as well as a buy-side investor, in addition to having built a best-in-class REIT investor communication program. We have known Krupal since our initial public offering in 2004, and we are excited about the value he can add, as well as the organizational depth he enables us to build."