Dry Goods Distribution

Real Estate Service providers often mistake this type of user as one with generalized requirements based on truck court serviceability and dock door ratios.  CRA however, realizes that the process in establishing this type of network of facilities is much more comprehensive and involved due to various facility requirements and industry guidelines.  Our experience from working in cooperation with the sales and logistics departments of both Fortune 500 and privately held companies, has allowed us to develop efficient and effective real estate strategies for general distribution users that mirror corporate sales goals and facilitate them accomplishing their logistical objectives.

When assessing the needs of this type of user CRA uses a customized process that entails the following:

  • Coordination with sales and logistics leaders to effectively pave the way to an effective distribution network
  • Development of market strategies for effective positioning of distribution and hub locations
  • Lease vs. purchase analysis vs. 3PL
  • Interstate transportation studies
  • Negotiation of economic development incentives
  • Skilled workforce and labor studies
  • Standardization of distribution centers
  • Growth and reduction strategies
  • Flexible lease terms
  • Environmentally friendly development strategies
  • Oversight of development process

CRA understands the vital role that the sales and logistics services departments play within a complex organization such as yours.  This understanding has allowed us to devise and implement strategic processes that allow you to focus on your core competencies and permit your operation to grow without disruption or delay, taking advantage of all the economic opportunities available in the identified market.