Cushman & Wakefield Completes $43M Sale-Leaseback of Distribution Center for Smithfield Foods

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, closed the $43 million sale-leaseback of a 419,052 square foot state-of-the-art, newly constructed cold storage distribution center in Greenfield, Ind., on behalf of its client, Smithfield Foods, Inc. Centurion Investments, LLC, a private real estate investment firm based out of Arlington, Va., acquired the property and is leasing it back to a subsidiary of Smithfield. “This sale-leaseback will allow us to redeploy capital and fund strategic initiatives to further enrich our core business offerings,” said Tim Dykstra, Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at Smithfield. “The Cushman & Wakefield team understood our mission and applied their real estate experience and expertise, which led to a great result; they were invaluable partners for us, from beginning to end,” he added. Situated on 47.6 acres, the distribution center, located in Axcess 70 Business Park, is within close [...]