Mr. Bates joined W. P. Carey in 2011 as a Transactions Officer in the Asset Management Department and is responsible for managing a diversified portfolio within the CPA® Programs and W. P. Carey, Inc. His management responsibilities include overseeing disposition, refinancing, leasing and restructuring transactions for a $1.7 billion portfolio consisting of more than 16 million square feet.
Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Mr. Bates was a principal at Breakwater Advisors, a boutique commercial real estate consulting firm. Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Bates was the Director of Acquisitions at Allegiance Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for sourcing and closing on institutional grade office acquisition opportunities in targeted U.S. markets. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Bates worked for Integra Realty Resources, providing real estate advisory and valuation services to lending institutions, developers and owners throughout the U.S. Mr. Bates earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont, and is a native of Little Compton, RI.