Total Square Footage: 222,200
Acquired: June 30, 2022
Tenant Name: Automated Pet Care Products, LLC dba Whisker Holdings, Inc.
On June 30, 2022, Royal Oak acquired the manufacturing, distribution, and office facilities of Whisker Holdings, Inc. (“Whisker”) located in Juneau, Wisconsin. The city of Juneau is one of the central points between Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Whisker signed a 20-year absolute net master lease at closing.
The properties were built in 1996 (“Building 1”) and 2022 (“Building 2”), with major renovations and expansions to Building 1 in 2020. Combined, both buildings consist of 222,200 square feet of manufacturing, distribution, and office space situated on approximately 13.80 acres. The 160,000 square feet of warehouse space across both buildings has clear heights of 32 feet and twenty-four loading docks.
Founded in 2001, Whisker employs approximately 300 employees and develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells pet products and related services and accessories. Whisker is best known for its leading product, the Litter-Robot, invented by Whisker’s founder. The 4th iteration of the Litter-Robot was released in May of 2022. The pet appliance product is a self-cleaning litterbox that sifts and stores dirty litter in an odor reducing drawer. Whisker is co-owned by private equity firm Pondera Holdings and the original founder and his partner.