QTS Realty Trust has announced 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."