Provender Partners Acquires Two Oakland Cold Storage Facilities for $26MM

Provender Partners, Oakland, United Cold Strage, CBRE
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Acquisitions Expand the Portfolio of Premier Real Estate Investor/Operator of Food Related Industrial Buildings in the U.S.

(AUGUST 19, 2020 – NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.) – Provender Partners today announced it has acquired two facilities in the San Francisco area totaling more than 160,000 SF of space on more than 8 acres of land. The transaction adds to its acquired portfolio of more than 5M SF of refrigerated real estate throughout the United States. 

Provender Partners purchased two properties, 860 and 940, both on 81st Avenue in Oakland, California. Both facilities include freezer, cooler and dry storage and are ideally positioned near the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport. The buildings were acquired for approximately $26 million. 

While in escrow, Provender Partners secured a new 7-year lease to United Cold Storage, a San Francisco-based company offering frozen, refrigerated and dry storage space to small businesses and national corporations since 1966. 

Art Rasmussen and David Norrie of CBRE handled both sides of the transaction as well as the United Cold Storage lease. 

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of these assets into our portfolio,” said Neil A. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Provender Partners and former Bay Area real estate investor. “The fact that Provender Partners was able to lease the building while still in escrow is indicative of the lack of available refrigerated space in the Bay Area and beyond.” 

In 2020, Provender Partners sold more than $150 million in assets; leased a 267,000 SF building to Dollar General and two buildings totaling 162,000 SF to United Cold Storage; acquired 220,000 SF of processing facilities in Illinois; and has now added another 162,200 SF of refrigerated real estate in Oakland to its portfolio. 

About Provender Partners

Provender Partners is the premier Food Related Industrial Buildings (FRIB) investor in the U.S. and the only investor 100% dedicated to FRIB. With real estate holdings throughout the United States, Provender Partners combines cutting-edge research and analysis with years of experience to ensure the best possible value for its clients in every facet of the FRIB business. In the past five years, Provender Partners has acquired nearly $500 million of refrigerated real estate totaling 5M SF; sold nearly $500 million of property; and leased more than 4.2M SF to tenants that include Sprouts, Hello Fresh and Kraft Heinz.

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