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Cott Corporation is the world's leading supplier of retailer brand carbonated soft drinks, with beverage manufacturing facilities in Canada, the US, the UK and Mexico, as well as a concentrate production plant and R&D Centre in Columbus, Georgia. Cott produces, packages and distributes a wide selection of retailer brand beverages for grocery, mass-merchandise, drugstore and convenience store chains, as well as wholesalers. Cott maintains a real estate portfolio that includes properties located across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

The Challenge

Cott Corporation, with no internal real estate resources at its disposal, retained Savills Studley’, to act as its outsourced real estate department, beginning with a complete a review and evaluation of the companies significant North American real estate portfolio.

The key issues for Cott were implementing a standardized process for all of their real estate across North America, with one company being accountable for their portfolio.

Savills Studley's Response

We provided a detailed analysis of all of Cott’s holdings and produced an Action Plan for their entire portfolio which prioritized the various projects from both a business and operations perspective and harmonized Cott’s business plan with its real estate. We fully implemented the Savills Studley FLOW™ process and developed a strategy which overcame the significant challenges of negotiating Cott’s real estate across Canada, including transactions in Montreal, QC; Mississauga, ON; Calgary, AB; and Burnaby, BC. We are currently engaged in assessing Cott’s real estate portfolio throughout the U.S. and represent Cott’s Mexican real estate interests.

The Solution

We have successfully completed transactions across North America for Cott.

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Key contacts

Stan Krawitz

Stan Krawitz

Vice Chairman, Founder, Head of Canada


+1 416 480 0745 Ext. 3030


Ken Norris

Ken Norris

Senior Vice President, Branch Manager – Ontario Office


+1 416 480 0745 Ext. 3047