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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
W. P. Carey Inc. (“W. P. Carey” and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries and predecessors, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) that seeks to achieve superior, risk-adjusted returns by providing long-term net-lease financing via sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions for companies worldwide. We manage a global investment portfolio which totaled approximately $14.1 billion at December 31, 2012. We invest primarily in commercial properties domestically and internationally that are generally triple-net leased to single corporate tenants, which requires each tenant to pay substantially all of the costs associated with operating and maintaining the property. We also earn revenue as the advisor to publicly-owned, non-listed REITs, as further described below. Since our founding in 1973, we have maintained a singular focus on providing investors with a steady source of income accompanied with capital preservation. ... More ...