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CPA:18 - Global Completes Self-Storage Acquisitions Totaling $53 Million

Jan. 29, 2015 

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT), announced that CPA®:18 Global, one of its publicly held non-traded REIT affiliates, recently completed seven separate self-storage acquisitions with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $53 million, including acquisition costs.

Key Facts

  • Well-located, attractive facilities in strong markets: The seven acquisitions expand CPA®:18 Global's self-storage presence in seven strong markets:
    • Kailua-Kona, HI facility 56,352 net rentable square feet/507 units
    • Pompano Beach, FL facility 74,927 net rentable square feet/771 units
    • Jensen Beach, FL facility 63,650 net rentable square feet/755 units
    • Dickinson, TX facility 76,800 net rentable square feet/660 units
    • Humble, TX facility 59,325 net rentable square feet/468 units
    • Temecula, CA facility 89,228 net rentable square feet/660 units
    • Cumming, GA facility 73,237 net rentable square feet/513 units
  • Strong property management: Five of the properties will be managed by Extra Space Storage and two will be managed by CubeSmart.

Management Commentary

Liz Raun Schlesinger, Managing Director of W. P. Carey, commented: "With the completion of these seven transactions, we closed a total of 14 deals in 2014.  Our ability to source and execute on this number of transactions is the result of having a nimble and focused team who can recognize attractive investment opportunities and efficiently manage the due diligence and documentation processes. In the self-storage sector, it is critical to not only buy right, but also to manage right.  We are already working with Extra Space Storage and CubeSmart on other self-storage assets around the U.S. and believe that their ability to manage these assets will, in conjunction with our own storage expertise, enhance their long-term value."

Anne Coolidge Taylor, Managing Director of W. P. Carey, also noted: "W. P. Carey has been active in the self-storage sector since 2004. We currently own 78 net-leased U-Haul self-storage properties and manage an additional 85 operating assets on behalf of our managed REITs for a total of approximately 10 million net rentable square feet. Wrapping up these transactions prior to year-end and achieving transaction volume in excess of $100 million in 2014 is a testament to our access to capital, depth of capabilities, strong industry network and recognized track record for quickly executing on self-storage opportunities of all sizes."

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. The statements of Ms. Raun Schlesinger and Ms. Coolidge Taylor are examples of forward looking statements. A number of factors could cause CPA®:18 Global's actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from those anticipated.  Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the general economic climate; the supply of and demand for office and industrial properties; interest rate levels; the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the acquisition and ownership of properties, including risks that the tenants will not pay rent, or that costs may be greater than anticipated; and risks related to CPA®:18 Global's offering of shares.  For further information on factors that could impact CPA®:18 Global, reference is made to CPA®:18 Global's respective filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Company contact:
Kristina McMenamin
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-8995
kmcmenamin@wpcarey.com