Avison Young arranges 30,500 sq. ft. industrial lease, bringing foodservice firm to Fairfield

Remarkable Foods Kitchens LLC signed a lease for a 39,800-square-foot industrial property with 30,500 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space in Fairfield — one of the most robust logistics hubs in the Northeast, according to a Thursday announcement from Avison Young.

Located at 149 New Dutch Lane, the property, according to Avison, was the only available existing, free-standing, refrigerated space for lease of its size within northern New Jersey.

The Avison Young team of Matthew Turse, principal, Timothy Cadigan, principal, and Marc Krieger, senior vice president, represented building owner Longpoint Realty Partners. Remarkable Foods Kitchens was represented by JLL. Following the acquisition, LRP retained all three brokers as the exclusive leasing agents to find a suitable tenant for the refrigerated warehouse building. The team was successful in attracting several potential tenants, and the property was ultimately leased to RFK, a food service delivery company.

“Having partnered with LRP principals over the course of several years, including the acquisition of 149 New Dutch Lane in 2021, we have a deep understanding of their long-term business goals and are proud to have helped find a tenant that will best utilize this property,” Jeff Heller, principal and managing director of Avison Young’s Morristown office, said. “This is a great location for ‘last-mile’ distribution and is very much in demand — we had several interested occupiers — and are happy that this location, with its space and refrigeration capabilities, will help RFK grow their business.”

The new tenant will bring additional jobs to the area and is expanding its operations. The location at 149 New Dutch Lane, on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and New Dutch Lane, offers direct access to Route 46, Interstate 80 and Route 23, allowing efficient distribution channels throughout the region.

“Avison Young understands our business goals, and their thorough knowledge of the market helped us identify the right asset at the right time,” Dan Frank, managing director of LRP, stated. “Their support in the purchase of 149 New Dutch Lane has helped us reposition the building successfully for occupiers requiring a cooler storage facility that has optimal logistic capabilities.”