Tom Ray is CoreSite Realty Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the company's board of directors. He has been responsible for CoreSite's activities since its founding in 2001. Prior to the IPO of CoreSite, Mr. Ray also served as a managing director of The Carlyle Group, focusing on opportunities for the firm's real estate funds and leading those funds' activities in the data center sector. He brings over 25 years of experience making and managing investments and businesses throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Ray held roles of increasing responsibility with the Security Capital Group of companies — ProLogis, CarrAmerica and predecessors to Archstone-Smith. Prior to that, he practiced real estate and transactional law. Mr. Ray received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business, where he was a Longhorn Scholar. He received a J.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law and a B.S. in business administration with emphasis in finance from the University of Denver, where he was a Hornbeck Scholar. Profile
TWST: Please give us a history and a basic overview of CoreSite.
Mr. Ray: CoreSite has its roots beginning about 13 years ago. Initially, we received our investing from The Carlyle