W.P. Carey is an investment-management company that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide. The company manages a global investment portfolio worth more than $10 billion. It began investing in net-lease properties in 1973 and has been managing its Corporate Property Associates series of real estate investment trusts since 1979.
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Harbert is an investment-management firm managing more than $8.9 billion in assets and committed capital as of January 1, 2009.
Source: CNNMoney.com, W. P. Carey and Harbert Management Form Self-Storage Joint Venture