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
Rarely available 155,000 SF frozen production plant on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Frozen production infrastructure includes freon ingredient cooling and finished goods freezing, spiral and straight-line nitrogen tunnel freezing, process steam, effluent pre-treatment with solids removal, ponding, and pivoted land spray application. Available immediately.
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.
Dry Mixing / Baking
Perfectly linear 95,200 SF dry mixing and baking plant, configured for multi-line cookie and cracker manufacturing. Production attributes include 24’ clear ceilings, and areas for the efficient flow of mixing, baking, cooling, packaging, and shipping. The facility is part of a large building, but is available for lease or subdivision and sale.
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 and Treehouse Foods Complete Sale of Fully-Equipped, Turn-Key Wafer Cookie Plant
As the exclusive food facilities broker for Treehouse Foods, Global Food Properties was charged with creating an accelerated sale campaign for a 77,000 SF, fully-equipped wafer cookie plant in Ripon, Wisconsin. Known as Ripon East, the wafer plant was one of two large Wisconsin bakery plants Treehouse inherited as part of its acquisition of the ConAgra Private Brands portfolio. Treehouse strategic plans call for consolidation where excess capacity so allows, and in the case of Ripon East, an immediate exit, as Treehouse was pulling out of the private-label wafer cookie business.