W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) is a leading global net-lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions for companies worldwide. At May 31, 2016, the Company had an enterprise value of approximately $10.8 billion. In addition to its owned portfolio of diversified global real estate, W. P. Carey manages a series of non-traded publicly registered investment programs with assets under management of approximately $11.6 billion. Its corporate finance-focused credit and real estate underwriting process is a constant that has been successfully leveraged across a wide variety of industries and property types. Furthermore, its portfolio of long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of generating stable cash flows, enabling it to deliver consistent and rising dividend income to investors for over four decades.
Founded in 1973 by Wm. Polk Carey, W. P. Carey has historically focused on two objectives:
We've grown tremendously over the last four decades because we have been successful on both fronts.
“Surround yourself with people better than you. That’s what I did. Know your own limitations. Don’t think you know everything, and know that you need help in certain areas. Build a team. And in building this team, make sure to attract the best talent imaginable, but also make sure that you get people with personalities that work well together.”
– Wm. Polk Carey, Founder
Since founding W. P. Carey in 1973, Bill Carey surrounded himself with the best, the brightest and most dedicated investment experts. Spanning the globe—from the United States to China, from Canada to Germany, Finland and the U.K—our people represent W. P. Carey’s global mission: to understand the culture and business practices of our clients in order to cultivate long-lasting relationships.
W. P. Carey’s employees play a vital role in our success as a leading global net-lease company.
The W. P. Carey Foundation is a private U.S. foundation, incorporated in 1990 by William Polk Carey. It has a twenty-three year tradition of focused philanthropy.
Inspired by the Carey family’s legacy of educational leadership and philanthropy, The W. P. Carey Foundation’s primary mission is to support educational institutions with the larger goal of improving America’s competitiveness in the world. The main focus of our support to schools, universities, lecture series, chairs and other programs is on the study of business and economics, as well as on admissions procedures, and college and career guidance. It is to the success of W. P. Carey Inc. that the W. P. Carey Foundation attributes its longevity and enduring generosity.
I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time (More than 5 years)
Smart, collaborative colleagues from the senior team all the way through the company. Many opportunities for career development for those who seek it out. Ability to work closely with committed people who care about each other and who care about the company. Every year has brought new challenges and opportunities.
Last year was a time of transition for the company, which was difficult at times.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at W. P. Carey (New York, NY) in February 2016.
Got the interview through a recruiter. Met with the sales desk manager and HR. Both interviews lasted about 30 minutes. Most of the interview with the HR individual was me asking questions.
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