Food and Beverage Distribution

The proliferation of food and beverage choices demanded by consumers impact the global cold chain.  Users demand facilities that have dry food, cooler, refrigeration, and freezer capabilities.  Often the energy bills on temperature controlled facilities dramatically drive up costs.  In addition, users have to comply with USDA and other regulations.  Food and Beverage Users face added challenges with perishable inventory risks.    New innovations in temperature controlled containers are giving food companies new opportunities to save on
transportation costs.   User requirements vary from small local producers to global food manufacturers and their facilities include poultry plants, produce facilities, industrial kitchens, bakeries, meat plants, food service facilities, dairy plants, cheese plants, and distribution centers. 

As food and beverage facilities are specialized, often times, users engage in build to suit transactions or look to 3PLs to manage their cold chain. 

McGowan sold a 190,000 SF building to John F. Martin meats.   The new owner worked to retrofit the former flag facility to a bacon production facility, raising the roof, installing food grade equipment, ventilation, and retrofitting the storage areas.


  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Available facility marketing
  • Tenant representation
  • Valuation
  • Sale-leaseback
  • Built-to-suit
  • Development
  • Financing

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