Food and nutrition specialist leader joins Chicago’s Cresa

Jeffrey Counsell (Photo courtesy of Cresa.)

Industry veteran and one of the foremost experts in food, ingredient, and nutrition occupiers, Jeffrey Counsell, has merged the company he co-founded, Global Food Properties, with Cresa. He joins the Chicago-based firm as a principal.

With Counsell’s addition, Cresa becomes the only commercial real estate firm with a dedicated food, ingredient, and nutrition manufacturing and R&D practice group.  

A well-respected advisor to the industry, Counsell co-founded Global Food Properties in 2015 following stints at CBRE and Trammell Crow Company. During his career he has executed over 200 transactions valued at over $650 million. His clients include many of the largest branded and private-label manufacturers, across frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable categories.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Joining Counsell at Cresa is Global Food Properties’ Adam Ratajski who becomes a Vice President. He will be responsible for tracking data and market availability, business development, and deal execution. He was previously an Associate with CBRE’s Food Facilities Group. Mr. Ratajski is a graduate of DePaul University.

Cresa’s food production and distribution practice is uniquely equipped to assist global occupiers maximize their property use and value. Thought leadership is matched by speed in the market, and subject matter expertise equals superior outcomes.