Food-safety will further pressure the existing food facility market. Valuations will suffer, as investment to cure deficiencies will continue to grow. Likewise, with demand challenged, time on market will likely grow, at least incrementally. The results will be discounted pricing, bundling with the plant desirable machinery or equipment assets, and easing prohibitions on competing next-generation uses.
Themes of 2017: Demand for Speculative Facilities, New Construction, and Conversion of Warehouses to Production Plants Will Increasingly Impact Transaction Landscape