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.



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Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions...and the Morning After

Kerry Group is a leading global supplier of ingredients, flavors, and nutrition to the world’s food, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. Millions of people throughout the world consume food and beverage products that contain their taste and nutrition technologies or systems. With over 131 production locations and 23,000 employees, Kerry has raised revenue to over 6.1 billion euros through both organic growth and M&A activity. 

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Chicago, IL 60606

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