Build to suit

What is a build-to-suit?

In a build-to-suit, W. P. Carey funds and manages the construction of a new facility or the expansion of an existing one to meet the specifications of a prospective or existing tenant. Upon completion, the company enters into a long-term net lease, while securing full operational control of the new or expanded facility.

Benefits of a build-to-suit

We have extensive experience working with developers and tenants to structure customized build-to-suit financing programs that meet their specific needs -- whether it be traditional construction financing that funds over time or take-out financing upon completion.


Choose Your Location and benefit from on-the-ground teams across the U.S. and Europe
Design a Custom-Built Facility funded by W. P. Carey
Preserve Capital to invest in your core business, including balance sheet recapitalization, acquisitions and R&D
Secure Operational Control of the facility
Potential Tax Benefits by deducting 100% of rental payments rather than being subject to interest limitations for traditional debt as defined by tax law
Gain a Long-Term Partner with the capital to fund future expansions, build-to-suits, building renovations, energy retrofits and more
Learn More arrow_right_alt

Build-to-suit case studies

Learn how companies are utilizing build-to-suits to secure the custom real estate they need to continue growing, while preserving capital to invest in their business.


Build-to-suit and expansion

View Page Build to Suit Case study: Ontex

Harbor Freight Tools

Follow-on expansion

View Page Interior of a warehouse

Cuisine Solutions

Follow-on build-to-suit

View Page Cuisine Solutions facility

Nord Anglia Education

Build-to-suit forward commitment

View Page Build-to-Suit Case-Study: Nord-Angela-Education