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
Designed for high-volume frozen food production. Completely refurbished in 2009 to include floors, sanitation, refrigeration, and risk mitigation. Contains 48,000 lb. ammonia system (capable of 68,000 lbs.) provides chilled water, refrigerated production (36*F-50*F), two (2) Aerofreeze and one (1) Northfield spiral freezers, and frozen finished goods storage.
Newark, New Jersey
Designed as the leading outsourced culinary solutions center in the Northeast. High-velocity process flow, with endless capabilities within the fresh, frozen, cook-chill, or modified atmosphere sectors. Offered as virgin occupancy, fully-equipped and turn-key, with full warranties remaining.
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.