Real Estate Services for Indoor Agriculture
From tomatoes to seafood, kale to cannabis, indoor “hydroponic” farming is a rapidly growing segment in commercial real estate.
Indoor agriculture, and in particular “vertical growth,” has been thrust into the spotlight by the tremendous momentum of the cannabis industry, and has become the new agricultural frontier. It is already on track to play a major role in the world’s food supply.
Ensuring optimal conditions 365 days of the year translates into shorter growth cycles and less waste from underdeveloped or diseased crops. It also means grower’s products hit shelves and reach consumers faster. And doing more in a shorter period translates into real revenue gains. You need a real estate partner who understands the nuances of your space. One who has the experience to cut through the noise and find the right property for your business.
Binswanger, a leader in industrial real estate since 1931, is well-known for finding and selling, and leasing industrial properties in small-town America, often the ideal home for large yet affordable industrial properties well suited for growing operations including testing, packaging, and distribution. We’re secondary and tertiary market specialists –the ideal place for affordable labor and lower-cost property. Plus, we know what it takes to complete real estate deals in regulation-heavy industries. We work with state and local governments, economic development agencies, and community leaders so they understand the value your business brings to their community. But we are also a global company capable of putting your operation into production in locations throughout the world.
We understand the unique requirements of your industry –enhanced infrastructure, more power and water, advanced drainage and water cleansing systems, and doing more with less (leveraging smaller footprints with high ceilings for vertical farming). And, in some cases, you require isolated environments where your operation does not impose on the local community.
And for those who seek land to develop an indoor growth operation from the ground up, we can provide a variety of construction and project management services. Through our preferred engineering partners, and with an in-house project management team, we can ensure that your new facility will be constructed in a cost-effective yet timely manner. If you are selling an industrial facility, we have the contacts in the industry to bring a broader range of prospective buyers than any other real estate partner.
Because in your business, you don’t need to be in a big city and you don’t need population density to serve your business needs. You need the expertise to point you toward where offers you the best incentives, where the regulations are manageable, and where labor is available and affordable.
Our site selection team takes it all into account so you can be up and running in the optimal facility quickly and without barriers.
But all of your needs mean there are submarket industrial facilities that you should be considering. Binswanger can show them to you. And if you want to buy land to create your facility from the ground up, we can support that too. Through our preferred engineering partners, and with an in-house project management team, we can ensure that your new facility will be constructed in a cost-effective yet timely manner.