W. P. Carey grows warehouse/distribution portfolio

Sale-leaseback involved in bicoastal deal

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W. P. Carey on Tuesday announced that its affiliated income-generating real estate fund, Corporate Property Associates 16 - Global Inc., acquired two warehouse properties located in Ringwood, N.J., and Alameda, Calif., and leased them back to CheeseWorks, a food distributor, under a long-term triple net lease. The value of the transaction was $10.5 million. Both properties served as cold storage and distribution facilities at the time of sale. Ringwood, NJ-based CheeseWorks Inc. sells a wide variety of high-end imported and domestic cheeses to the organic, natural and specialty retail and foodservice markets. Founded in 1973, W. P. Carey & Co. LLC is a global real estate investment firm....