Senior Associate / Associate

Strategic Planning & Capital Markets New York, New York


Description

W. P. Carey (NYSE: WPC) is one of the largest diversified net lease REITs, specializing in the acquisition of operationally critical, single-tenant properties in North America and Europe. Our experience, access to capital and presence in both the U.S. and Europe enable us to move quickly and deliver the capital and real estate solutions companies need to execute on their strategic business objectives.

At W. P. Carey, we strive to create an inclusive environment and maintain our commitment to driving positive impact in our communities, upholding our founder’s pledge to “Doing Good While Doing Well.” As such, we expect all candidates to support our to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, with the intent to promote lasting change both inside and outside the organization. It is not the work of a moment. It requires sustained commitment, concerted determination and unwavering dedication from every employee – both current and future.

We encourage our employees to learn, grow, and challenge themselves beyond their defined role and responsibilities. We view job descriptions as the starting point, not the finish line, and we truly value the energy, creativity and curiosity our employees bring to work every day. We take suggestions seriously. We are a team. And above all else, we hold humor, honesty and integrity in the highest regard.

Job Responsibilities


  • Analysis and execution of various strategic transactions, including M&A scenarios

  • Execution of equity and debt capital markets transactions ($1 bn+ annually), including communicating with investment banks / underwriters, investor outreach, documentation and due diligence

  • Support preparation of presentations for CEO, CFO and Board of Directors regarding strategic planning, capital markets and investor relations

  • Assist in monitoring trends in the global REIT markets, bond and equity markets to formulate balance sheet strategy

  • Balance sheet management / planning – analysis of capitalization and leverage, planning for capital markets needs and optimizing capital structure

  • Support Investor Relations team including communication with institutional investors, quarterly disclosure, earnings calls, conferences and roadshows

  • Assist in rating agency communication and presentations

  • Support FX strategy and analysis

  • Conduct special projects researching companies, transactions, asset classes and market events to inform senior management decision making

  • Interface with asset managers, investment officers, accounting team, legal, investment bankers, consultants, etc.

Requirements


  • 1-6 years of experience in investment banking, investments, equity research, commercial real estate finance or corporate strategy / strategic planning

  • Public capital markets / REIT experience preferred

  • Corporate modeling and real estate asset modeling

  • Superior proficiency in Excel

  • Proficiency in PowerPoint

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively interact in a small team and directly with senior management (CEO, President, CFO, etc.) as well as within the company and externally

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Adaptability – to changing priorities, deadlines and situations

  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently

  • Attention to detail

About Us

W. P. Carey ranks among the largest net lease REITs with an enterprise value of approximately $20 billion and a diversified portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate that includes 1,264 net lease properties covering approximately 150 million square feet. For nearly five decades, we have invested in high-quality single-tenant industrial, warehouse, office, retail and self-storage properties subject to long-term net leases with built-in rent escalators. Our portfolio is located primarily in the U.S. and Northern and Western Europe and is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry.

For more information, visit our website at wpcarey.com.