Charter Street Rendering

Crawford Hoying Announces Development of Class A Freezer-Cooler in West Columbus

July 20, 2023

Columbus, OH - Crawford Hoying is pleased to share that ground has broken on a new Class A state-of-the-art freezer-cooler building. The building will be located at 2865 Charter Street in Columbus, Ohio, conveniently located one mile from I-270, three miles from I-70 and minutes from two international airports, John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK).

Crawford Hoying is thrilled to be joining forces on this building with BGO Cold Storage, adding the firms’ extensive resources, cold sector experience and international reputation for excellence to the project team.

“Crawford Hoying is excited to deliver its second freezer-cooler building to Columbus to address food and pharma companies' unmet needs for modern space in this market,” said Nelson Yoder, Principal of Crawford Hoying Development. “Food and Pharma producers are under growing pressure to hold product prices steady despite skyrocketing raw material costs. We have seen firsthand that our highly-efficient freezer-cooler buildings can help them dramatically reduce operating costs without impacting product quality."

The freezer-cooler development will total out to more than 179,000 square feet of leasable space. The building’s 50-foot freezer clear height provides 141,824 square feet designated for freezer space. Additionally, 32,346 square feet will be allotted for dock space, with the remaining square footage set aside for mechanical and office space.

“Crawford Hoying continues to provide state-of-the-art facilities to meet market demand,” said Joe Kimener, First Vice President of CBRE. “This new offering will allow freezer-cooler clients to maximize operational effectiveness while cutting costs.”

The building will offer space for as many as 29 docks completed with food grade levelers and shelters. The pallet capacity allows for more than 49,000 pallet positions, as well as 39 trailer parking spaces. Construction is now underway with a scheduled completion of mid 2024.

The contractor for the project is Contegra Construction in its fourth collaboration with Crawford Hoying. For more information about leasing at 2865 Charter Street, contact Joe Kimener at 614.430.5077.

About CBRE

CBRE’s mission is to realize the potential of their clients, professionals and partners by building the real estate solutions of the future. From instilling confidence in today’s decisions to re-imagining tomorrow’s spaces, they thrive in complex and ever-changing environments. With deep market knowledge, superior data and proprietary technology, their multidimensional perspective helps use real estate to transform a business and find greater success.

About Contegra

Based in Edwardsville, Illinois with a regional office in Dublin, Ohio, Contegra is one of the Midwest region’s largest general contractors. Serving a national customer base predominantly in the industrial market, Contegra specializes in warehouse and distribution centers, freezer/cooler buildings, and manufacturing facilities. Contegra’s capabilities include site development, building development, and owner-driven projects. Learn more at

About BGO

BGO is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor, real estate lender, and a globally recognized provider of real estate services. BGO serves the interests of more than 750 institutional clients with approximately $83 billion USD of assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) and expertise in the asset management of office, industrial, multi-residential, retail and hospitality properties across the globe. BGO has offices in 28 cities across fourteen countries with deep, local knowledge, experience, and extensive networks in the regions where we invest in and manage real estate assets on behalf of our clients in primary, secondary and co-investment markets. BGO is a part of SLC Management, which is the alternative asset management business of Sun Life.

The assets under management shown above includes real estate equity and mortgage investments managed by the BGO group of companies and their affiliates, and as of 1Q21, includes certain uncalled capital commitments for discretionary capital until they are legally expired and excludes certain uncalled capital commitments where the investor has complete discretion over investment. For more information, please visit