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Phelps Pet Products has leased 179,000 square feet of warehouse space in Janesville, WI, in a deal arranged by Newmark

Pet Products Maker Establishes Paw Print in Wisconsin Industrial

Newmark arranged the 179,000-square-foot lease of a recently completed industrial property on behalf of Phelps Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of specialty dog treats, at 400 W. Venture Dr. in Janesville, WI. Senior managing directors Michael Prost and Sergio Chapa represented Phelps Pets. Newmark global corporate services director of location advisory, global strategy Carrie Zethmayr supported the transaction. 

“Phelps Pets’ tremendous growth served as one of the primary motivators for their search in finding a new space,” said Prost. “This new production facility marks Phelps Pets’ first ‘paw-print’ in the Wisconsin market. The primely located, Class A spec industrial development was the perfect opportunity for our client, and we look forward to witnessing their continued success at the new facility.” 

The build-to-suit industrial building from Zilber Property Group is strategically located along the I-90/I-39 corridor in Janesville, providing convenient access to the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas. 


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