My name is ben and i am a real estate wholesaler located in ca.
I recently had a seller of a property contact me about 10 acres of commercial / agricultural land located in puerto rico he needs to sell. There are 4 natural water springs on the property. The seller spent quite a bit of money and time, getting the proper water permits and rezoning 1 acre to build a commercial building as his intent was for the building was to house his water bottling operation. I understand, in puerto rico, having a source of clean water suitable for bottling can be very lucrative so it currently has my attention. I have an agreement in principal with the seller to buy the 10 acres and all the water and mineral rights.
My issue is, i am a real estate wholesaler, not a water bottling expert. Other than drinking it, i have no experience with bottled water. I have some interested groups who would be willing to fund my purchase of the 10 acres and the bottling operation but i can not in good conscience ask them to invest in me if i don't get the proper information and have a plan to make us profitable. From what information i have been able to gather, with the proper bottling machine, there is a maximum of 108 (16oz) bottles that can be produced per minute. That makes about 2.3 million bottles per month. I need someone with the proper expertise and knowledge of the bottled water industry to set expectations as to costs and profitability of the market in puerto rico, the caribbean, and the possibility of bring water products to the mainland.
I would be open to an investor funding the purchase transaction and the business opportunity but i am much more interested in find a person with real world experience in the bottled water industry.+5 Other Responses
Mineral Water In Us
i am writing to you on behalf of 10eqs, where we work with industry experts to support industry studies for many of the world's fortune 1000 companies.
For a current study, we are seeking experts who could help us understand potential u.S. Market acceptance of a premium mineral water that is currently well established in other countries such as russia, ukraine and countries.
We are particularly interested in insights from potential channel partners. Examples of desired channel companies include but are not limited to:
"whole foods" or "new seasons market" or draegers or "premium waters" or corepower yoga or "organic food choice" or lifetime or lifeway or "mother's market & kitchen" or "wild oats" or amazon or fleming's or "ruth's chris" or "w hotel" or "sprouts market" or "jimbo's" or "trader joe's" or krogers or kroger or "bristol farms" or "smart & final" or "ritz carlton" or "st. Regis" or "morton's steakhouse" or "mccormick & schmicks" or "aqua maestro" or "igourmet.Com" or "bottled water web"
we would like to conduct a ~45 minute discussion with you to help us better understand your point-of-view on this topic. We are only interested in shared industry learnings and are not looking for any confidential information.
We would be happy to compensate you for your time.
It would be great if you could let us know whether you would be available for this effort. We are organizing discussions throughout this/next week, if this works with your schedule.
Kindly reply with your details as i would like to provide more information on our project and schedule a mutually convenient time to connect.
Thank you in advance, and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
lizbeth+6 Other Responses