In a strategy to expand into the Southeast Florida market, Florida Freezer has signed on for 84,993 square feet at the Southeast Frozen Foods bulding located at 18770 NE 6 Avenue in Miami.
JC Conte, SIOR and Brian T. Ahearn, CCIM, with Butters Realty & Management Industrial Brokerage Team represented Florida Freezer in the deal. Larry Genet and Tom O’Loughlin with CBRE represented the landlord, Ivy Realty.
Florida Freezer is a family owned and operated company with over 50 years in the transportation and warehouse industries. It’s owners and staff are dedicated to providing cost effective and efficient service for all of their logistical needs. The original North Fort Myers facility opened in 1986 and was acquired by Florida Freezer in 1988. Since then, they have grown as their clients have grown. Working with their commonly owned affiliate, FLGO Freight, they first added refrigerated trucking services in 1994. They then added lift gate/white glove delivery services in 2007. In 2010 they opened a cross docking operation in Sunrise, FL, and then added a dry warehouse in Lakeland, FL in 2016. In 2018 they opened their first freezer warehouse in Miami, FL. Most recently, at the request of their clients, Florida Freezer launched a logistics/freight brokerage service in 2020. Their future looks bright as their clients continue to grow and they seek their next round of expansions. Their team of professionals can take care of your transportation and supply chain needs around the United States and Canada.
Ivy Realty, Florida Freezer’s new landlord, was founded in 1996 to acquire commercial real estate in the northeastern United States and later expanded into southeastern Florida. Since their inception, they have built a reputation as one of the finest real estate operators in the market having acquired over $1.5 billion and 11 million square feet in commercial real estate assets. The company employs a patient and focused investment strategy concentrating in areas where they have superior market knowledge and value-added relationships. This focus enables their operating company to uncover and create value at the asset level. Their “on the ground” presence is essential in enabling them to consistently outperform the macro market and deliver superior returns to their investors.