Whittaker Associates has aided a Chicago-based brokerage firm in obtaining and marketing several real estate listings. Among the facilities we’ve helped market are a food manufacturing facility, a marina, and a former chemical plant. The more irregular and challenging the building, the more efficiently and accurately we can target the best users for sale or lease of the property.
Waxahatcie, TX was the site of the former super-collider project headed up by the U.S. Department of Energy. When federal funding was withdrawn, the 200,000 square foot facility became available. Whittaker Associates worked with the owner and his agent to identify prospects for this property. Due to the nature of the facility, it was determined that the best re-use for the building would be for data center or colocation services. We then provided our client with a database of 175 firms requiring those capabilities.
Whittaker Associates was asked by an Atlanta-based real estate brokerage firm to assist them in marketing three facilities. The first was a 217,000 sq. ft. former electronic distribution facility with 60,000 sq. ft. of office space on two levels. Based on the characteristics of the property, target audiences included the Federal Emergency Disaster Recovery agency, a film studio, data centers, and a school supply depot. The second assignment was a 415,000 sq. ft. older distribution facility close to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A number of potential uses were identified, including records storage, lost luggage depot, and recycling center. The third property consisted of a 220,000 sq. ft. rail facility formerly used to distribute appliances. By examining the rail-based manufacturing companies along the rail line, we identified a target list of potential distributors.