Leadership

We are committed to creating long-term shareholder value and an engaging work environment, while adhering to our core principles of Investing for the Long Run® and Doing Good While Doing Well®.

Leadership

We are committed to creating long-term shareholder value and an engaging work environment, while adhering to our core principles of Investing for the Long Run® and Doing Good While Doing Well®.

Management

Jason E. Fox at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jason E. Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member

Jason E. Fox at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jason E. Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member

Jason E. Fox was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors in January 2018. Prior to his current position, Jason served as President from 2016 to 2017, Head of Global Investments from 2015 to 2016 and Co-Head from 2011 to 2015. 

Before joining W. P. Carey in 2002, Jason worked at the Spectrem Group, a consulting and M&A advisory firm in San Francisco. Prior to Spectrem, he spent two years teaching mathematics and physics at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. He also serves on the advisory board of the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate at the University of Notre Dame, a center that focuses on educating and inspiring the next generation of real estate professionals. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. A former captain of the Notre Dame soccer team, Jason still enjoys playing soccer in his free time and serves on the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Board of Directors. He also serves as a trustee of the W. P. Carey Foundation and on the Real Estate Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School.

John J. Park at W. P. Carey (WPC)

John J. Park

President

John J. Park at W. P. Carey (WPC)

John J. Park

President

John J. Park serves as President of W. P. Carey. Prior to his current position, he served as a Managing Director and Director of Strategy and Capital Markets.

John joined the firm as an investment analyst in 1987. During his tenure, he has spearheaded the transactions that have transformed the company including consolidation and listing of CPA:1-9 as Carey Diversified LLC in 1998, its merger with W. P. Carey & Co. Inc. in 2000, liquidity transactions of CPA®:10, CIP®, CPA®:12 and CPA®:14 and the merger with CPA®:15 and REIT conversion in 2012.

He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University. He also serves as a trustee of the W. P. Carey Foundation.

Toni Sanzone at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Toni Sanzone

Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Toni Sanzone at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Toni Sanzone

Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Toni Sanzone was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2017, having served previously as interim CFO since October 2016. Toni joined the Company in April 2013 as Corporate Controller and was named Chief Accounting Officer in June 2015.

Prior to W. P. Carey, she worked at iStar Inc., a publicly-traded, fully integrated finance and investment company, from 2006 to 2013 where she served in various capacities. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Sanzone served in various accounting and financial reporting roles at Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc. She also held various positions in the assurance and advisory services practice of Deloitte LLP from 1998 to 2004. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of New York. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post (now LIU Post).

Brooks G. Gordon at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Brooks G. Gordon

Managing Director

Head of Asset Management

Brooks G. Gordon at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Brooks G. Gordon

Managing Director

Head of Asset Management

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Brooks G. Gordon serves as Head of Asset Management and Managing Director. In this role, he oversees domestic and international asset management activity across all property types on behalf of W. P. Carey and its Managed Programs. Brooks joined W. P. Carey in 2006 and was promoted to Head of Asset Management in 2017, having previously overseen asset management in North America since 2014.

He earned his B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in finance and management. He also graduated from Groton School in Groton, MA, where he is an active alumnus, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Hinckley Company.

Susan C. Hyde at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Susan C. Hyde

Managing Director

Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Ethics Officer

Corporate Secretary

Susan C. Hyde at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Susan C. Hyde

Managing Director

Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Ethics Officer

Corporate Secretary

Susan C. Hyde is a Managing Director and serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Ethics Officer and Corporate Secretary. Susan joined W. P. Carey in 1990 and was appointed Chief Administrative Officer in 2017, having previously served as Chief Marketing Officer. In her current role, she oversees various departments including Investor Relations Operations, Integrated Communications, Human Resources, Legal and Office Management. She is also responsible for Carey Forward, W. P. Carey’s corporate and employee philanthropic program. 

Susan graduated from Villanova University, where she received a B.Sc. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a B.A. in English. She is a member of the Villanova Women’s Professional Network and The Society for Corporate Governance and is an Advisory Director of the W. P. Carey Foundation.

John D. Miller at W. P. Carey (WPC)

John D. Miller

Managing Director

Chief Investment Officer

John D. Miller at W. P. Carey (WPC)

John D. Miller

Managing Director

Chief Investment Officer

John D. Miller joined W. P. Carey as Chief Investment Officer in 2004.  He is a founder and former President of StarVest Partners, a private equity/venture capital firm, in which he retains a Non-Managing Member interest. He is the former President of Rothschild Ventures Inc., the private investments unit of Rothschild North America, a subsidiary of the worldwide Rothschild Group. He was also Co-Chairman of the Rothschild Recovery Fund L.P.

Before joining Rothschild in 1995, he was with two private equity firms, Credit Suisse First Boston's Clipper Group and Starplough Inc., an affiliate of Rosecliff, Inc. Prior to that, he was with The Equitable for 24 years in various investment units. In the early 1990s he was named President and CEO of Equitable Capital Management Corporation, a full-line investment advisory subsidiary with assets in excess of $36 billion. From 1983 he was head of the corporate finance department, where he conceived and implemented the Enhanced Return Program, which became a $4 billion portfolio of direct LBO mezzanine investments and limited partnership interests in dozens of LBO and Venture funds.

John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and his M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara.

Gino Sabatini at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Gino Sabatini

Managing Director

Head of Investments

Gino Sabatini at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Gino Sabatini

Managing Director

Head of Investments

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Gino Sabatini currently serves as Head of Investments and Managing Director of W. P. Carey. In his role, he oversees the sourcing, negotiating and structuring of investments in North American and Europe. Gino joined W. P. Carey in 2000 and previously served as Head of U.S. Net Lease Investments and Managing Director. Since he began leading the Investments Team in 2011, Gino has overseen over $11 billion in acquisitions.

Gino is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was enrolled in the Management and Technology program. He received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Engineering School, a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Board of Directors

Christopher J. Niehaus, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Christopher J. Niehaus

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Executive and Investment Committees Board Member

Christopher J. Niehaus, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Christopher J. Niehaus

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Executive and Investment Committees Board Member

Mr. Niehaus currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive and Investment Committees. He is a Partner of GreenOak Real Estate with responsibility for its U.S. business and is a member of its Global Investment Committee. GreenOak is an independent, partner owned, real estate principal investing and advisory firm with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Madrid.

Prior to GreenOak, Mr. Niehaus spent 28 years at Morgan Stanley and during his tenure helped build and run one of the leading global real estate banking, lending and investing businesses. He was named Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking in 1994 and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Real Estate from 2006 to 2010. He was also an Investment Committee Member for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Special Situation Funds from 1994 to 2010.

Mr. Niehaus is on the Executive Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the President's Leadership Council of Dartmouth College, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Student Sponsor Partners, a charitable organization that provides scholarships and mentoring to 1,200 at risk, inner city New York City high school students. He previously has served on the boards of private equity real estate companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Jason E. Fox, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jason E. Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member

Jason E. Fox, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jason E. Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member

Jason E. Fox was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors in January 2018. Prior to his current position, Jason served as President from 2016 to 2017, Head of Global Investments from 2015 to 2016 and Co-Head from 2011 to 2015. During his tenure, he has overseen more than $10 billion of acquisitions.

Before joining W. P. Carey in 2002, Jason worked at the Spectrem Group, a consulting and M&A advisory firm in San Francisco. Prior to Spectrem, he spent two years teaching mathematics and physics at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. He also serves on the advisory board of the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate at the University of Notre Dame, a center that focuses on educating and inspiring the next generation of real estate professionals. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. A former captain of the Notre Dame soccer team, Jason still enjoys playing soccer in his free time and is a member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation New York Leadership Council. He also serves as a trustee of the W. P. Carey Foundation and on the Real Estate Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School.

Mark. A. Alexander, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Mark A. Alexander

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Board Member

Mark. A. Alexander, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Mark A. Alexander

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Board Member

Mr. Alexander was elected to the Board in 2016 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is Managing Member of Landmark Property Group, LLC ("LPG"), a private equity and real estate management company. Since 2017, Mr. Alexander also serves on the board of BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed construction supply company. Prior to founding LPG in 2009, Mr. Alexander served as CEO, President and Director of Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE), a distributor of propane gas to approximately 1.1 million residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states.

Prior to Suburban Propane Partners, Mr. Alexander served as Senior Vice President Corporate Development at Hanson Industries, Inc., the U.S. arm of Hanson PLC, in London.

Mr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant. He served on the Board of Kaydon Corporation (NYSE) and as a Director of the Business Advisory Council at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Peter J. Farrell, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Peter J. Farrell

Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Board Member

Peter J. Farrell, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Peter J. Farrell

Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Board Member

Mr. Farrell was elected to the Board in 2016 and serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is a Partner and Co-founder of CityInterests, LLC and PADC Realty Investors LLC (PADC), both Washington, DC real estate development and investment companies. Prior to founding PADC, Mr. Farrell was President and Chief Operating Officer of Medical Office Properties Inc., a REIT focused on healthcare related real estate assets.

Before joining Medical Office Properties, Mr. Farrell served in various positions at Legg Mason Wood Walker. Prior to joining Legg Mason, Mr. Farrell spent 13 years in commercial real estate leasing and sales at Shannon and Luchs Company and Cassidy and Pinkard Inc. in Washington, DC.

During 2004 and 2005, Mr. Farrell served as Director of CRT Properties Inc. and was a member of the Investment, Compensation and Governance Committees. The NYSE-listed REIT was sold and merged into DRA Advisors in 2005. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Farrell serves on boards of several educational institutions and philanthropic organizations.

Margaret G. Lewis, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Margaret G. Lewis

Chair of the Nominating Corporate Governance Committee

Board Member

Margaret G. Lewis, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Margaret G. Lewis

Chair of the Nominating Corporate Governance Committee

Board Member

Ms. Lewis currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

Currently serving as Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and as a Director of Flowers Foods, Ms. Lewis has also served on the boards of the Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and Smithfield Foods, Inc. In addition, she has previous corporate board experience as well as extensive background as a senior healthcare executive, having served as President of the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) Capital Division from 2006 to 2013 and their Central Atlantic Division prior to that. Ms. Lewis also served as Chief Executive Officer of CJW Medical Center, which managed the operations of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals in the Richmond area.

Ms. Lewis holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from John Tyler Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia and an MBA from Averett University. In addition, she is certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Tonit M. Calaway, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Tonit M. Calaway

Board Member

Tonit M. Calaway, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Tonit M. Calaway

Board Member

Ms. Calaway was elected to W. P. Carey’s Board of Directors in September 2020. In addition to her role as Board Member, she has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of BorgWarner Inc. since August 2018. In this role she oversees the global legal function. Previously, Ms. Calaway served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since 2016, where she managed all aspects of human resources for employees around the globe, including compensation and benefits, talent management, labor, employment and related management issues. Ms. Calaway has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Astronics Corporation since October 2019.

Before joining BorgWarner, Ms. Calaway held various positions during her 18-year career at Harley-Davidson, Inc., a motorcycle manufacturer, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Human Resources, where she guided company-wide leadership development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and diversity initiatives, and as President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation. A securities attorney by training, Ms. Calaway rose through the legal department, serving as Associate General Counsel - Motor Company Operations, Assistant General Counsel, Chief Compliance Counsel and Assistant Secretary. 

Ms. Calaway is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Robert J. Flanagan, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Robert J. Flanagan

Board Member

Robert J. Flanagan, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Robert J. Flanagan

Board Member

Mr. Flanagan joined our Board in March 2018. He is President of Clark Enterprises Inc., a private investment firm with a diversified portfolio of holdings including real estate and private equity. As Managing Director of CNF Investments LLC, its private equity division, he serves on the boards of Brown Advisory and Svelte Medical Systems and Vascular Therapies. Mr. Flanagan is a member of the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. As a board member of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, which invests in engineering education, veterans support and the Washington, DC community, he oversees the effort in vetting organizations that provide substantive services to U.S. military veterans and their families.

Mr. Flanagan previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Washington, DC’s Federal City Council, was a board member of two publicly traded companies, Martek Biosciences Corporation and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, and was Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of Baltimore Orioles, Inc.

Mr. Flanagan received a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University, an MST from the American University School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Washington, DC.

Axel K.A. Hansing, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Axel K.A. Hansing

Board Member

Axel K.A. Hansing, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Axel K.A. Hansing

Board Member

Mr. Hansing is a Senior Partner at Coller Capital, Ltd., a global leader in the private equity secondary market, and is responsible for the origination, execution, and monitoring of investments. Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2000, Mr. Hansing was Chief Executive Officer of Hansing Associates, a corporate finance boutique, which he founded in 1994. He was previously Managing Director of Equitable Capital Management (New York and London) and head of the International Division of Bayerische Hypotheken und Wechsel-Bank in Munich and New York, and he spent four years with Merrill Lynch International Banking in London and Hong Kong.

Mr. Hansing attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has served as a member of the Investment Committee since September 2008. Mr. Hansing brings to the Board over 40 years of experience in international corporate real estate and investment banking, including private equity investment both as a general partner and a limited partner.

Jean Hoysradt, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jean Hoysradt

Board Member

Jean Hoysradt, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Jean Hoysradt

Board Member

Ms. Hoysradt was elected to W. P. Carey’s Board of Directors in March 2014. Prior to becoming a Director she served as Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee from June 2015 to January 2017, having been a member of the Committee since January 2011. In addition to her role at W. P. Carey, Ms. Hoysradt served as Chief Investment Officer of Mousse Partners Limited, a leading private investment office based in New York, from April 2001 to December 2015. She served as Senior Vice President and head of the Investment and Treasury Departments at New York Life Insurance Company from 1991 to 2000 and previously held positions in investment banking and investment management at Manufacturers Hanover, First Boston, and Equitable Life.

A graduate of Duke University, Ms. Hoysradt also holds an M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Business. Ms. Hoysradt brings to the Board many years of real estate, private equity and investment expertise, along with domestic and international experience.

Nick J.M. van Ommen, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Nick J.M. van Ommen

Board Member

Nick J.M. van Ommen, Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Nick J.M. van Ommen

Board Member

Mr. van Ommen served as Chief Executive Officer of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) from 2000 to 2008, promoting, developing and representing the European public real estate sector. He has over three decades of financial industry experience, serving in various roles in the banking, venture capital and asset management sectors. Mr. van Ommen serves on the board of Brack Capital Properties NV, a Tel Aviv-listed real estate company, since August 2018, and also serves on the supervisory boards of IMMOFINANZ AG, a listed real estate company in Austria, and Allianz Benelux SA, a private company that offers life and non-life insurance products in Belgium. He served on the supervisory boards of VASTNED Retail and Intervest Offices & Warehouses, listed real estate companies in Belgium, from April 2007 until April 2016, when he stepped down after reaching the maximum term of service.

Mr. van Ommen has served as a member of the Investment Committee since September 2008. An M.B.A. graduate and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Mr. van Ommen brings to the Board over 35 years of financial and real estate experience, particularly in Europe.