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Acquisition Fact Sheet

W. P. Carey's Acquisition Fact Sheet

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The Science of the Sale-Leaseback

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


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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.


Sale-Leaseback Diagram


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