Acquisition Fact Sheet

W. P. Carey's Acquisition Fact Sheet

Learn more about our real estate financing capabilities

The Science of the Sale-Leaseback

W. P. Carey - Video: K Barthmaier Presents a Case Study on Avnet

Executive Director Katie Barthmaier breaks down why more companies are exploring sale-leaseback financing


Sale-Leaseback Financing

Sale-leaseback financing is a form of financing in which a company sells its real estate for cash and simultaneously signs a long-term lease with the buyer. Sale-leaseback transactions provide the lessee company with a source of capital that is an alternative to other financing sources such as corporate borrowing, mortgaging real property or selling shares of common stock.

A company is able to convert the value of real estate assets into working capital it can use to:

  • Pay-down debt
  • Fund acquisitions
  • Reinvest in the core competencies of its business