W. P. CAREY MANAGED PORTFOLIO UPDATE
•W. P. Carey is the advisor to the CPA® REITs and CWI, which had aggregate real estate assets of $7.9 billion, cash of approximately $800 million and total assets of $8.6 billion as of March 31, 2013. The average occupancy rate for the 83.2 million square feet owned by the CPA® REITs was approximately 98.5%.
CPA®:17 - GLOBAL ACTIVITY
•We completed three transactions on behalf of CPA®:17 - Global during the first quarter of 2013, including two sale-leaseback transactions totaling $26 million and, separately, a $39 million build-to-suit transaction for an existing tenant, Harbor Freight Tools.
CAREY WATERMARK INVESTORS ACTIVITY
•From the beginning of its initial public offering through April 30, 2013, our lodging-focused non-traded REIT offering has raised approximately $265 million.
•During the first quarter of 2013, Carey Watermark invested in six hotels for a total of approximately $125 million.
•The W. P. Carey Board of Directors raised the quarterly cash dividend to $0.82 per share for the first quarter of 2013. This represents a 24% increase from the fourth quarter of 2012. The dividend -- our 48th consecutive quarterly increase -- was paid on April 15, 2013 to stockholders of record as of March 28, 2013.
W. P. Carey President and CEO Trevor Bond, noted, "We are very pleased with our first quarter results, which continue to demonstrate the benefits of our merger with CPA®:15 and conversion to a REIT. The significant increase in our real estate under ownership and resulting AFFO growth enabled us to raise our dividend by 24%, as compared with the previous quarter. As we have for four decades, we will continue to focus our activities on identifying net lease assets that support our strategy of generating stable cash flows for investors."
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W. P. Carey Inc.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, W. P. Carey Inc. is a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: WPC) that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and owns and manages an investment portfolio totaling approximately $15.2 billion. The largest owner/manager of net lease assets, WPC's 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. Our portfolio of long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of generating stable cash flows that have enabled the Company to deliver consistent dividend income to investors for nearly four decades. www.wpcarey.com
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