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What to Expect When Selling to W. P. Carey

By: W. P. Carey Editorial Team

W. P. Carey is a leading global real estate investment company, specializing in the acquisition of operationally critical, single-tenant properties in Europe and North America. With over 50 years of experience and a portfolio of over a thousand properties in 25 countries, W. P. Carey has an established track record of enabling companies to unlock the value of their real estate.

Expect when selling to W. P. Carey

Real Estate Acquisition Process

We develop creative deal structures tailored to the unique needs of each seller and have the ability to structure complex, multi-asset, multi-jurisdictional deals. Whether you are interested in a sale-leaseback, build-to-suit or the sale of an existing net-leased property, we will work with you to understand your objectives and maximize the proceeds to reinvest in your business.

We pride ourselves on a fast and efficient deal process, completed at a pace that meets the seller’s timing requirements. With the ability to close all equity and in as little as 30 days, W. P. Carey welcomes the opportunity to work with you.


1. Origination

W. P. Carey works with the seller and its advisors to shape the scope of the transaction. During this initial phase, W. P. Carey seeks to understand your business needs and real estate portfolio and offers suggestions on the optimal structure based on your unique situation and goals.



Using the insights gathered during the origination process, W. P. Carey presents a custom letter of intent outlining the key framework of the proposed transaction. We work together to refine the terms until both parties are in agreement.


3. Approval

Following signature of the letter of intent, W. P. Carey presents the transaction to its investment committee and completes its underwriting process. The preparation and negotiation of the transaction documents takes place seamlessly in parallel.

4. Closing

All documents are signed and funds are transferred to the seller. As an all-equity buyer, W. P. Carey does not need to obtain mortgage financing to fund its acquisition, providing fast execution and high closing certainty.



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