Kathleen Barthmaier is an Executive Director in the Investment Department at W. P. Carey Inc. She works with private equity firms and companies, helping them create customized, flexible financing structures for leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions and expansions. Ms. Barthmaier played a key role in W. P. Carey's $225 million purchase of 21 floors occupied by the New York Times in their 52-story Renzo Piano-designed Manhattan headquarters building. Ms. Barthmaier also focuses on build-to-suit transactions, providing capital to tenants and developers for the construction of new facilities or expansion of existing facilities.
She is a member of The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Association for Corporate Growth, Wharton Private Equity Partners, NAIOP and CoreNet. Ms. Barthmaier graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she concentrated in Business and Public Policy and obtained a minor in Hispanic Studies. Upon graduation, Ms. Barthmaier was a Fulbright Scholar in the Binational Business Program in Mexico City.
Ms. Barthmaier is on the Young Producers Leadership Committee at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a friend of the MacDowell Colony.