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Food Advisory Services

Real estate solutions for the food industry

We are a team of real estate professionals who specialize in the acquisition and disposition of food manufacturing and food distribution facilities.

We leverage our in-depth food industry knowledge, industry relationships, and national transaction experience to help you make strategic real estate decisions.

When you partner with the Food Advisory Services group, you are not working with one person or one team. We utilize the global Colliers International platform to combine our unique food-industry knowledge with the best local brokerage teams across the country to make sure our clients receive the absolute best-in-class real estate experience.

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Food industry success stories

EarthFresh partnered with Colliers’ Food Advisory Services team to identify and secure a new location that would allow them to keep expanding their base of business and reach new customers.
By partnering with Colliers Food Advisory Services, Prologis was able to tap into the team’s proprietary database of food industry users and leverage Colliers’ intimate knowledge to develop a strategic marketing approach that would reduce vacancy downtime of the space and return a premium lease rate.

Top questions about Food Advisory Services

These are the top questions you may have about Colliers Food Advisory Services.

Yes. Whether you are looking for a food manufacturing facility in Chino, California, a food distribution center in Augusta, Georgia, or a cold storage facility in York, Pennsylvania, we can help you find your next location. We track all available food buildings across the U.S. in order to uncover any turnkey opportunities for your needs. We also have a sophisticated program to assist with greenfields or new buildings. We can also provide in-depth supply chain and transportation network analysis to help you confidently make the right site selection decision.

We maintain a database of lease, sale and investment sale transactions of food-related industrial buildings. By partnering with Colliers Food Advisory Services, we are able to draw on these comparable transactions, as well as our vast experience, to provide you with an accurate valuation of your facility. With our help, our clients uncover hidden value in their assets that are often overlooked during regular industrial asset valuations. 

Whether you’re an institutional owner looking to exit or acquire stabilized assets or a food-industry company looking to unlock equity in your owned properties, Colliers Food Advisory Services can help. For food-industry companies (owner-users) a sale-leaseback is an excellent opportunity to convert equity to cash. Colliers Food Advisory Services will work with our network of institutional owners to both identify a buyer for your property and facilitate lease terms for the lease back, all the while, maximizing your return by leveraging our specialized valuation process.

Featured news

Oct 21, 2020

Colliers Food Advisory Services adds new face to address wave of demand for food-related industrial facilities

Colliers International announced today that Cater Corley has joined the company as Associate with its Food Advisory Services business.
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John Rooker, Rooker Co.

"The Colliers Food team brought a breadth of upfront knowledge of both food related contractors and in-place refrigeration systems to this leasing assignment. This knowledge helped us quickly identify the required upgrades needed to take the building to market and evaluate all potential lease-up scenarios.  The team identified growth areas within the food sector, taking COVID-related trends into account, and targeted specific users. The plan worked and the space was leased with minimal downtime. Additionally, they remained engaged after the lease was signed, participating in site visits and phone calls as we completed the tenant improvement details. We would enlist the FAS team again and would recommend them to any owner of a food related industrial building.”

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Bill Casey, Pinnacle/Gordon Food Service

“I have developed a great partnership with the Colliers Food Advisory Services team (Chris, Turner and Sam), and their dedication to the food industry has been key to our relationship. They have been a trusted resource of mine for 5+ years and have assisted in a few large, food distribution facility sales, as well as simple opinions of value, market research and property surveys.  I appreciate their attention to detail and creative approach to finding solutions to my real estate needs.”

Tom Hughes, EarthFresh Farms

“The Food Advisory Services team was instrumental in helping EarthFresh expand into the United States. We described our goals and needs to them, and they were able to guide us from start to finish on the identification of a suitable facility, lease negotiations, and build out of a specialized processing facility. Their food industry expertise, real estate experience, and the resources at their disposal made the process smooth, and ultimately made my job easier.”

John Long/Neil Johnson, Provender Partners

“As an owner of real estate who is 100% dedicated to the food industry, we know that real estate brokers who are also 100% dedicated to the food industry are hard to find. The FAS team has been a trusted partner of ours for many years and we look forward to continued work with them in the future.”
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Kip Kramer, V. Paulius & Associates

“The FAS team assisted me in the leasing of a large, tri-temperature distribution facility in Atlanta. I knew I needed a real estate expert with food industry knowledge to help backfill the building, and the FAS team was able to do just that. Their knowledge of all food related prospects out in the market, as well as knowledge of every competing food facility was instrumental in getting my building leased quickly.  I would recommend them to any real estate owner who needs help in the sale or lease of a food facility.”
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  • 20M+ SF Leased or sold
  • 100+ Completed assignments
  • 202K SF Average deal size
  • 28 States
  • $804M+ Transaction value

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