Robert Bender joined W. P. Carey’s Investments Team in June 2021. Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Robert was an Associate on the Net Lease, Single Tenant and Structured Products team at Eastdil Secured, where he primarily focused on credit-oriented transactions globally. Prior to that, he was a member of the Financial Institutions investment banking group at Sandler O’Neill & Partners (Piper Sandler) in San Francisco. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, where he majored in Economics and was a member of the Viticulture and Enology program.