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Cold Storage
Feasibility Study

Wert-Berater, Inc. specializes in providing expert and reliable feasibility studies for Cold Storage projects.


Our team of experienced professionals evaluates all aspects of the project to ensure its success – from project inception to construction and operations planning.


Choose us to help you make informed decisions for your Cold Storage project.

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Because of client project confidentiality, unfortunately we do not email samples to customers  - Client Confidentiality is Sacred.

Cold Storage
Feasibility Study

At Wert-Berater, Inc., we are experts in Cold Storage, feasibility studies, providing essential information to those seeking SBA 504 and SBA 7(a), USDA B&I Loan Guarantee or other commercial loans.


Our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering accurate and comprehensive evaluations of Cold Storage properties, including market analysis, financial projections, and site assessments.


With our expertise and attention to detail, we help clients make informed decisions about their investments and develop successful business plans.

Whether your project is an expansion or new build Self Storage, we have the experience to provide a comprehensive Cold Storage feasibility study that assist your decision making process and potential loan underwriting in compliance with the Small Business Administration (SBA), USDA or other commercial loan requirements.

See our Experience Page for recent Cold Storage Feasibility Studies completed around the nation.


How do we do it?

Cold Storage Feasibility Studies are carried out by a careful evaluation as presented in the following Cold Storage Feasibility Statement of Work which complies with USDA and SBA loan underwriting requirements.

We subscribe to reliable  and  sources of data that are accepted by loan underwriters.

Will my Cold Storage feasibility study be accepted by my lender?

We are approved by a vast network of SBA and USDA lenders, CDC's and Commercial Banks.  Prior to ordering your Cold Storage feasibility study, if your lender in not on our list, we are pleased to provide our feasibility study consultant credentials including E&O Insurance, Sample Cold Storage Feasibility Studies, references, and our resumes.

How much does a Cold Storage Feasibility Study cost?

Depending on the complexity of the project and the time needed to have a completed Cold Storage feasibility study ready, the cost varies from about $10,000 to $17,500.

How much time is needed for us to complete and deliver your Cold Storage feasibility study?

This depends on our workload when you order your Cold Storage feasibility study.  

RUSH orders cost extra, but can be completed in as little as 7-business days, providing you have the necessary items provided to us at engagement.

Generally, Cold Storage feasibility studies are completed in about 15 to 20 business days.  

What items do I need to provide to have a Cold  Storage Feasibility Study completed? 

Our Cold Storage feasibility studies are comprehensive and intended for loan underwriting purposes.  

We normally request the following items when you engage us for a Cold Storage feasibility study:

  • Parcel number(s)

  • Land cost

  • Site plan

  • Contracts, Letters of intent, if any

  • Building renderings and dimensions  (SF areas and allocations) for open, freezer, docks and other uses

  • Project cost breakdown

  • Land cost and when purchased or is it under contract

  • Resumes for all owners with 20% or more interest

  • Loan terms applied for including Loan Type such as SBA 504 or 7(a), USDA, loan amount(s), interest rate and amortization

  • Copy of your business plan including your projections

  • Any appraisals

  • Any environmental reports (if a purchase, continuance or reposition project, all Phase I or Phase II Environmental assessments

  • Loan term sheet if available

  • Other items you deem important

  • Lender contact details

Cold Storage Feasibility Study Statement of Work

Executive Summary

Cold Storage Feasibility Studies are designed to comply with SBA 504, SBA 7(a), USDA B&I and other commercial loan application requirements. 


The Executive Summary includes the following items:

  • Project summary concerning the franchise (if any), planned improvements details and location

  • Loan request details

  • Project cost summary

  • Conclusions and Recomendations


Economic Feasibility

Cold Storage Feasibility Study site analysis is a critical component of the project whether its of new construction, expansion or a repositioning project, a compete site analysis is completed summarized as follows:

Information regarding project site including:

  • Land area

  • Site locator maps

  • Zoning

  • Flood zone

  • Access and Road Service to the Site

  • Utilities availability

  • Availability of infrastructure

  • Visibility

  • Traffic counts

  • Access to rail

  • Access to trucking routes

  • Neighborhood analysis

  • Radius Demographics

  • Availability of Trained or Trainable Labor

  • Demand Drivers 

  • Labor scheme which summarizes the number of employees, shifts worked, wages and benefits

  • Site analysis summary 

  • Conclusions


Market Feasibility

The market feasibility section for a Cold Storage feasibility study includes the following items:

  • National industry overview

  • Local and Regional Cold Storage demand trends

  • Local competitive analysis including existing, in-planning and under construction competitors 

  • Road way influences, and locational attributes

  • Traffic capture rates

  • Unit rates per cubic foot

  • Other revenue sources such as picking, packing, wrapping, loading, etc.

  • Competitor Occupancies by Cubic Foot

  • Competitor Revenues per Cubic Foot

  • Gross revenue estimates

  • Conclusions


Technical Feasibility

The technical feasibility study section for a Cold Storage feasibility study includes the following items:

  • Suitability of the selected site for the intended use including an environmental impact analysis

  • Cubic Feet Revenue Generating Space Analysis

  • Development and construction cost estimates

  • Commercial Replication risks

  • Regulation and Governmental Action

  • Conclusions


 Feasibility Feasibility

Financial Feasibility

The financial feasibility study section for a Cold Storage feasibility study includes the following items:

  • Pro Forma Assumptions

  • Pro forma (10 years) 

  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis (DCF)

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Analysis 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year hold

  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

  • Sensitivity Analysis

  • Breakeven Analysis

  • Conclusions


Management Feasibility

The Cold Storage feasibility management feasibility  includes:

  • Summary of your experience and education, training for all owners with a 20% interest or more

  • Ownership interest summary

  • Availability of short-term credit

  • Tax issues

  • Company organizational chart

  • Type of legal entity and information concerning its formation

  • Conclusions

Why choose Wert-Berater, Inc. for your Cold Storage Feasibility Study and what sets Wert-Berater, Inc. from their competitors?

We are a small and focused firm that specializes in feasibility studies since 1998 having over 25-years of experience.  

We are lender underwriting report focused, thereby your lender will be provided with the appropriate third party assessment of your project. 


We understand the loan underwriting process. 


Over the decades, feedback from lenders has helped shape our Cold Storage feasibility studies to comply with underwriting demands.

Moreover, we have experience in a wide array of markets, Cold Storage project offerings.  

Our in-house files include Cold Storage feasibility studies that we have provided whereas many owners have provided us with financial statements for their other owned and operated Cold Storage Facilities, thus we have developed well-supported pro forma statements based on actual financial statement ratios in just about all 5o states and territories.

We also subscribe to platforms such as RMA (Risk Management Association), ArcGIS Business Analyst, and Dun & Bradstreet which provides us with localized competitor financial data.  

Our Cold Storage feasibility studies are bankable feasibility studies mostly used for to support loan applications. 

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