Christopher Mertlitz joined W. P. Carey's European Investments Team in 2011 and currently serves as Director. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked in various industry sectors including engineering, energy and information technology in Austria and Germany.
Since joining W. P. Carey, he has been directly involved in the structuring and closing of more than €1 billion in net lease, sale-leaseback and build-to-suit investments across Europe, especially in Germany and the UK. He has extensive experience acquiring office, industrial and automotive retail assets, and particular expertise in financial modelling and complex credit underwriting.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from Oxford University’s prestigious Engineering, Economics and Management (MEng) program where he was also a scholar. He is fluent in German.