What We Do

Cold Summit Development innovates and delivers cold storage real estate solutions. It is our singular focus.

From initial market and site selection based in logistics and supply chain theory, to land entitlement and project permitting, and then construction and customer-specific buildout — our deep and diverse knowledge, skills, and abilities provide partners and customers a surety of execution unrivaled in the industry.



Cold Summit proactively listens to and engages with stakeholders, build-to-suit customers, end users, and communities to identify exactly the right cold storage solution for each unique situation.

Our team includes maritime and port, supply chain and logistics, finance and construction experts with decades of experience who can advise on cold storage strategy and positioning.



The Cold Summit team brings together extensive investment experience and deep technical knowledge to quickly execute complex financing transactions. We have deep relationships with capital and have raised over $1B of equity since inception.

We work with our customers to find creative solutions for any project. We take a pragmatic approach to provide flexible financing optionality for each unique situation.

Construction Management

Design & Development

Cold Summit develops projects through the full facility lifecycle: conception, site selection and acquisition, entitlements, design, and construction.

We specialize in temperature-controlled facilities including refrigerated warehouses, low-temperature distribution centers, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), food grade production facilities, and ultra-low temperature pharmaceutical facilities.

Cold Summit’s experience allows our team to rapidly identify and proactively mitigate risk, delivering the very best facilities with a relentless focus on product integrity.

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Construction Management

Cold Summit provides comprehensive construction management for cold storage projects.

The Cold Summit team has successfully built over 150 temperature-controlled facilities in a variety of markets on time, on budget while putting safety first.

  • Prequalify builders & sub-contractors

  • Issue and manage RFP documents

  • Cost estimating and project scheduling

  • Negotiate and implement contracts with suppliers

  • Manage all phases of construction and provide quality control

  • Interface with investors and lenders to satisfy requirements

  • Assure quality, closeout and warranty

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Asset Management

We manage assets throughout construction and operations phases on behalf of investors to maximize their long-term value.

We underpin our approach by optimizing performance, revenue, and cost, including:

  • Health, safety, and environmental compliance

  • Stakeholder and community engagement

  • Capital and operational expenditure, budgeting, and management

  • Regular condition assessments and inspection

  • Performance analysis and benchmarking

  • Financial reporting

Our Customers

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"Cold Summit's Dallas 1 facility is the best engineered cold storage I have ever seen"

– Anonymous 3PL COO