Global Food Properties is pleased to announce our engagement with Select Real Estate Advisors, and its Founder, Frank Schade. Formerly the Vice President of Global Workplace for the Kellogg Company, Frank managed 350 food-related facilities, totaling 36 million square feet and $325 million in aggregate rent. Core competencies include optimizing a global production portfolio, delivering peak flexibility to diverse business units, saving $53 million in enterprise value, and aligning real estate to key CEO and stakeholder mandates.  

The yoking of Frank’s strategic capabilities to Global Food Properties’ transaction platform provides subject matter expertise, from a corporate insider’s perspective. Primary skills include increasing occupancy flexibility and efficiency; minimizing lease risk; relentlessly cutting cost; and aligning assets and occupancy to leadership’s vision. Real estate is too mission-critical to be an afterthought, and occupancy waste and expense are unsustainable under current margins.

Property Markets in Flux

Present industry disruptions are unusually volatile. Margin compression at the hands of a consolidated grocery sector, occupancy impacts of a strengthening FMSA, and unpredictable consumer behavior allow little room for error. And as the property consequences of each are neither intuitive nor obvious, the need is urgent for expert guidance as property valuations and use continue to evolve.

Biggest Does Not Equal Best

Who you choose matters. Corporate real estate should not be after-thought internally, nor should projects be spooned to generic providers. Our team has the expertise and bandwidth to manage transactions from the street level to the C-suite, quietly, efficiently, and with unparalleled  results. If you have requirements, let us describe our capabilities, to include portfolio strategy, acquisitions and dispositions, valuation (often in an M&A context), and expert witness support in property tax appeals. All executions are principal-led, with the speed and clarity of a focused boutique, informed by nearly 200 transactions, in four countries, involving $550,000,000 in consideration.