Darren Sharlach joined W. P. Carey’s Legal Transactions Department in 2015 and currently serves as Managing Director and Senior Global Transaction Counsel. In his role, Darren is responsible for leading legal teams on new investments including sale-leasebacks, build-to-suits, forward take-outs and other innovative structures designed to accommodate tenant and developer requirements. He is also responsible for leading legal teams on asset management transactions including funding expansions, lease restructurings, property redevelopments and other matters to assist tenants with their ongoing real estate needs.
Darren has a background in real estate, banking and corporate law. In particular, he has significant experience structuring sale-leasebacks to meet the requirements of private equity sponsors.
Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Darren was a Partner at Reed Smith LLP in its New York real estate group where he primarily worked on W. P. Carey matters for 17 years.
Darren earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and studied at Queen Mary College of the University of London. He also has served as a board member for both his local Little League and a travel softball organization.