We are Owners, Operators and Developers of real estate and critical infrastructure for the fresh produce industry.
We acquire, develop, and invest across the entire post-harvest supply chain, including: Pre-Cooling and Cold Storage facilities, Food Processing facilities, Consolidation Centers and Cross-Dock facilities, specialized Pre-Cooling equipment, microgrids and clean energy projects, and automation technology and robotics.
Our family of companies trace our roots back to the Salinas Valley agriculture community over 85 years, having developed deep sector expertise in Real Estate, Industrial & Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Logistics, and AgTech.
Our sister company, Growers Ice, was established in 1936 to service the fresh produce industry in the Salinas Valley. Our 28-Acre GIC Salinas Campus is a major fixture in Monterey County, with the term “iceberg lettuce” first coined when train cars full of lettuce were shipped cross-country using block ice produced at our GIC facility.
PHT IG will be the leading real estate investment firm focused on the Post-Harvest agriculture industry, providing disruptive solutions and delivering competitive returns for our investors and stakeholders.
How We Invest
We aim to bring institutional capital to an outdated industry by looking for opportunities to disrupt, improve, and drive efficiency along the fresh produce supply chain. Our team identifies projects with high barriers to entry, weak or non-existent competition, and opportunities to leverage technology in stagnant markets and processes.
Investors can gain exposure to this essential asset class through our diversified platform.
Jim White, PhD
PRESIDENT & CEO
Dr. Jim White is Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund LP and PHT Investment Group LLC, and Founder and President of JL White International, LLC. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including the first published book on Qualified Opportunity Funds: Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds.
Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, Owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium, and as Vice President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Throughout his 40+ year career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Dr. White acquires struggling businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. In addition to turning around struggling businesses, Dr. White has worked on dozens of industrial and commercial real estate development and Design-Build projects, infrastructure projects, as well as mining, power, oil & gas, agriculture, and manufacturing projects. To date, Dr. White has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue. Dr. White holds a B.S. in civil engineering, an MBA, and a doctorate in psychology and organizational behavior.
Dr. White is also the founder of the customized yearlong, leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White’s Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour.
These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations.
In addition to Opportunity Investing, Dr. White has authored several other best-selling books—most recently, Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America. He is also author of the critically-acclaimed: What’s My Purpose? A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield.
We’re doing business in an unpredictable world. Success requires new levels of resilience and agility, rooted in responsible practices that preserve our planet for future generations. Sustainability is now a crucial element to strategic business planning.
PHT Investment Group can help you plan a sustainable and profitable path forward with our disruptive alternative investment platform and deep industry expertise that address your goals in AgTech, infrastructure and operations, supply chain, electrification, energy and emissions management, and sustainability strategy.
We’re taking action to contribute to a more equitable, financially resilient future for all. Learn where we stand on our journey from purpose to prosperity for more people.
PHT is dedicated to looking after and growing the value of our clients’ assets over the long-term. That includes a focus on sustainability.
We are Committed to Transparency. As an investor and advocate for greater transparency, PHT is committed to providing meaningful sustainability information to stakeholders.
As an asset manager, the long-term sustainability of our firm is heavily dependent on our people. We make a deliberate effort to unify culture, encourage innovation, ensure that we are developing, retaining and recruiting the best talent, align employee incentives and risk taking with those of the firm, and to incorporate inclusion and diversity into all levels of our business.
We create positive social impact by serving our communities, especially those located in qualified opportunity zones. We partner with nonprofits, corporations and our employees to create impact to help more people achieve financial security and opportunity, whether in our own communities or on a global scale.
We manage the environmental impact of our own operations
PHT recognizes that sound environmental management is central to our business, important to our employees and clients and key to securing our future. In our operations, PHT works to decouple company growth from environmental impact, while increasing the efficiency and resiliency of our operations.