About Us

HOW WE CAN HELP

Karis Cold Storage (KCS) brings capital, real estate experience, and cold storage design, development, & operations expertise to help our customers with:

Build to suits

Cold storage users often require specialized facilities. We acquire optimal locations and develop facilities customized to the needs of food companies, third-party logistics operators, and other cold storage users.

Multi-user Developments

Cold storage facilities that serve the needs of multiple users can reduce per pallet costs of operation. We favor bringing together customers to a single facility when helpful.

Sale-Leasebacks

Expensive cold storage real estate can trap valuable capital in an illiquid asset. We free up that cash for our customers by purchasing their existing facilities and leasing them back on favorable economic terms.

Existing Facility Purchases

Older cold storage facilities may fail to meet the evolving needs of today's users. Obsolete facilities require investment to maximize the efficiency of the asset. We purchase and repurpose such facilities into modern, high-quality cold storage buildings.

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WHO WE SERVE

Cold storage businesses and public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) operators seeking to:

  • Find and entitle premier sites
  • Avoid large capital outlays
  • Extract liquidity from their owned buildings
  • Build superior new cold storage facilities to serve their customers
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WHO WE ARE

KCS is a specialized cold storage landlord.  

Karis Cold Storage is a private-equity-backed real estate company. We focus exclusively on serving the real estate needs of the cold storage industry nationwide. We don’t operate cold storage facilities; we build, own, and lease them.

We are an opportunistic fund willing to embrace a variety of development and investment approaches. We bring decades of experience in real estate development, logistics & supply chain management, construction proficiency, and refrigeration equipment installation & maintenance.

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PROPERTIES 

Our expanding North American portfolio.

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ACQUISITION

Brighton Park • Millard

5115 Millard Avenue •  Chicago, IL

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BUILT TO SUIT

Boyle Heights • Noakes

3692 Noakes St. / 1542 Calada St. • Boyle Heights, CA

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MULTI – USER DEVELOPMENT

Brighton • Bromley

189 Bromley Business Parkway • Brighton, CO

Cold Storage Makes Family Feasts Possible

CONSIDERATIONS FOR COLD STORAGE USERS

Focus on your business, not your building. 

  • Owners often over-customize their buildings and lose value at sale. We ensure that our buildings include market-standard features that are valuable to the next user. 
  • Buildings can quickly become functionally and technologically obsolete. We monitor industry-wide technological advancements and build state-of-the-art buildings. 
  • The cost of a cold storage development can exceed 3x the cost of other industrial buildings. Our customers focus that capital on their business, not on their building.
  • Ownership of one or just a few cold storage facilities exposes the owner to the risks of individual markets and industries. We take that risk off of our customers and spread that exposure across a diverse North American portfolio and tenant base.
  • Helping you serve your customers is how we make great family dinners possible.