Global Food Properties is a boutique real estate brokerage firm concentrating exclusively on food production and food distribution facilities.
Our expertise includes the sale, lease, acquisition, and valuation of special-purpose food manufacturing assets, acting generally as agents or advisors to owners, occupiers, underwriters, and public and private developers. The Firm’s leadership has a rare fluency in what drives occupancy and value, and how that impacts everything from recovering invested capital through a plant sale, to identifying utopian expansion or relocation options, to advocating market standards in complex property tax litigation.
Global Food Properties has unparalleled experience in domestic markets, both large and tertiary, as well as operational fluency in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Australia.
Untethered to a platform, network, or franchise, the Firm can partner with sub-market experts worldwide, guaranteeing best-in-class representation locally, regionally, and globally. This latter point is hugely differentiating and cannot be overstated, as historically real estate service providers rely strictly on “in-house” talent, however tenuous or anemic.
Global Food Properties was founded by senior brokers disenchanted with the inefficiencies and politics of large firms. Underpinning the Firm are two beliefs held most passionately:
Who you choose matters
Biggest ≠ Best
The Firm’s leadership has a rare synergy of experience, as well as a distinct brand of Thought Leadership. Our success derives from a worldview view of occupancy, impacted as it is by margin compression, the necessity of throughput, and over-riding and intensifying food-safety mandates. Current GMP, HACCP, SQF, BRC, AIB, and the strengthened FMSA are more relevant to the Firm and its clients than the canned data on absorption, lease, and sale trends proffered by generalist brokers.
Again, who you choose matters. Biggest does not equal best.
Food facility transactions
Square Feet transacted
An impeccably clean and well-maintained food production plant in the Twin Cities, the facility consists of 117,270 SF, with a single and historic use in high-volume snack mixing and packaging. The facility is nearly adjacent to I-94, and equidistant from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Largely-equipped, USDA refrigerated production facility located in the industrial hub and food cluster of Cedar Rapids, IA. The ability to capture the real estate and food processing equipment simultaneously makes this property appealing where speed-to-market is imperative.
Former frozen production plant, this 98,313 SF waffle plant will be available by year-end, largely equipped, to include stainless front-end batching and mixing, two (2) double spiral freezers, five (5) flow wrapping lines, two (2) cartooning and case packing lines with X-Ray, and adjacent expansion land. The facility is located in Atlanta’s 4,600 acre, 46.1M square foot Fulton Industrial District.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
This 134,000 SF food facility was operating seven lines producing frozen foods, pouches of baby food, and cold-pressed juices. Most of the machinery and equipment has been removed, but the remaining plant and infrastructure- including three spirals- conform to high SQF and third-party audits.
135,000 SF high-volume thermal food production facility located in the advantageous Northwest Indiana submarket with available labor. This facility was formerly in food safety compliance with SQF 3 and rigorous third-party audits. Expandable on a 20.65 acre site.
Dry Mixing / Baking
Modern 186,979 SF dry mixing / baking plant, configured for five (5) cookie and cracker lines. Production attributes include a linear configuration, bulk dry and liquid ingredient storage, 7000 amp power, and a large site conducive to a plant expansion. Available immediately, in a non-union location in Southwest Indiana.
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Dry Mixing / Baking
Designed for high-volume private-label dry pasta manufacturing, configured currently for three (3) production lines and seven (7) packaging lines. Production attributes include 22’ clear ceilings, piping for compressed air, and process steam. Located in desirable Northwest Minneapolis sub-market.
New Albany, Indiana
High-velocity 455,000 SF refrigerated production plant, configured for high-velocity refrigerated dough production. Attributes include ammonia process and finished goods cooling, bulk dry and liquid ingredient storage, gravity flow mixing and blending, and proximity to Louisville’s 1.20 million MSA population. Available immediately for sale, lease, or partial lease.
Outstanding 254,232 SF refrigerated production plant, designed for high-velocity protein production. Critical infrastructure include 112,000 lb. ammonia system, process steam, and extensive effluent pre-treatment, ponding, and river discharge. Available immediately at a substantial discount to comparable properties
Largely-equipped 140,000 SF dairy production / thermal processing plant in the Joplin Missouri Food Cluster. Capable of processing over 1,100,000 gallons of milk daily, with 26 jacketed and chilled storage tanks, process steam, 220 g.p.m. microbiological effluent treatment, the facility operates in compliance with current USDA (dairy), SQF 2, and rigorous third-party audits. Depending on next-generation, capable of being acquired turn-key.
Global Food Properties recently closed on the sale of the second of two large bakery plants in the small town of Ripon, Wisconsin. Earlier this year, Global Food Properties successfully identified a leading snacks and wafer cookie manufacturer looking for additional capacity in the Midwest. Speed-to-market was imperative to include, if possible, capturing a facility with rarely available and highly engineered Hebenstreit ovens. This unusual alignment of a single-purpose asset, with a relevant Buyer expanding in the same market, created a rare and utopian outcome for all stakeholders.