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If you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent, Chicago, you've come to the right place. In this article, we cover three key topics, including:

  • An overview of dock-high warehousing.
  • An offer of our professional services to help you identify and acquire your next warehouse of any type, including Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in Chicago, from the best listed and unlisted sources. It's what we do!
  • A few examples of properties - like the ones in this category - in the form of a survey. That level of information and more would be a part of the search we would conduct for your specific requirements. Skip directly to the search/survey section for this page.

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Chicago Metro. Our Chicago Metro affiliate broker has extensive experience with Dock High Warehouse, having leased and sold existing properties and worked with developers on build-to-suit spaces for lease. These spaces come in many shapes and sizes, and we've performed a search for this article that covers small- to medium-sized spaced for lease or rent in the Chicago Metro. That survey/search is summarized in this article. We are ready, willing, and able to conduct a comprehensive search for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Chicago Metro and meeting your specific requirements. Read on for more detail about the characteristics of Dock High Warehouse, as well as the results of our search for this article.

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Photo of a large dock-high loading facility.This is actually a pretty loaded question (pun intended if you like). At a very basic level, Dock-High docks are used to simplify getting "stuff" into and out of a building - generally from or to a truck trailer ... or train car. One of our more popular articles provides a definition of Dock-High loading. The main alternative is grade-level building access - i.e. being able to drive into a building so that the "stuff" you work with can be lifted from and onto whatever you are using to transport your "stuff." "Stuff" can mean anything from raw materials to finished goods, supplies, tools, tooling, etc., etc.. Size and weight are big factors in deciding which of these two methods of moving "stuff" into and out of your building is used - with bigger and heavier stuff tending to be grade-level, and lighter and smaller tending to be dock-high. There is also the issue of whether the stuff you are transferring needs to be well protected from the elements including during the loading and unloading process. There are always exceptions, and much is likely being left out. Docks are seen attached to many types of buildings - manufacturing, R&D, Distribution, Storage, etc. The measure of how many docks you need is tied directly to how much "stuff" you need to move into and out of your building/space in a given time period (also a complex calculation). That's a fairly simple, conceptual discussion of Dock-High dock uses. Also, now that we've compared and contrasted dock-high vs. grade-loading, note in the above photo that most (nearly all?) buildings need to have a bit of grade loading in any case. Read on for some discussion of more detailed issues surrounding Dock-High docks.

Since docks and loading/unloading is an important issue, we have several articles on the topic. Aside from the links in the section above, we have Warehouse Loading Types, Dock-Well - Picture with Definition, Side-Load Dock Well - Picture with Definition, Dock-High Loading - Convert an Existing FacilityExterior Elevated Dock - Picture with Definition and Dock-Leveler - Picture with Definition. The above are all links. If you have an interest, bon appétit. We'll likely be adding other articles on issues like Environmental Control during loading and unloading, Fork Lifts, etc., and we'll do our best to update this as pertinent items are added to the site. We spend a good deal of time on this and related content, and expect to continue to do so.

Dock-High is really an aspect, or feature of a warehouse. It's quite common, and we chose it as the primary aspect for which you might be searching. There are other ways to search for this type of property or space. A few of these are listed below:

  • Cross-Dock Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Distribution Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Fulfillment Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Pick, Pack and Ship Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Package Handling Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for this type of property/space. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Free Trade Zone Access (FTZ)
  • Shipping Ports
  • Airport Hubs
  • Dock-High
  • Dock-Well
  • Rail Service
  • Etc.

There are a number of cities included in the Chicago Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, Kenosha, Waukegan, Cicero, Arlington Heights, & Hammond.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Chicago Metro Area home page. You can navigate directly to the link on your Metro Home Page using the In-Page link for "Service Area Summary." This list includes all of the Cities and Towns of which we are aware in the Metro Area. Each City and Town listed is also a link to detailed statistics about that specific place drawn from various Census Bureau reports.

When a client asks us to help them search for a property to meet their needs for a Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Chicago, we go to the best listing services and to our fellow Commercial Real Estate brokers to pull together all the information available for properties meeting the stated client requirements. We validate the information to be provided - likely by talking directly with the selling or leasing brokers - and then help our clients go through this information to help them select the best fit properties, from which the client would select properties they wish to tour. We are posting an abbreviated version of a search we've either performed for another client, or one we've performed particularly for this article. We call the information provided in this article a "Survey," and we'd love to turn this survey into a full set of search results based upon your requirements! If you don't see a survey in the next section, it just means we haven't gotten around to it yet. If you need this type of property, please do let us know and we'll contact you to get started. The search we perform for you will include most or all categories you see here, plus information about pricing, other expenses, availability, and anything we can find regarding other requirements you provide for your use case. We would provide all of this, along with any available flyers, photos, and detailed information regarding each property.

This standard brokerage service is provided at no cost to you as it is ordinarily included in the transaction and paid for by the seller or landlord.

Survey Item 1 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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CTA Green Line
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Western Ave Metra Station
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Carroll St.
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Damen Ave.
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 13
Total Square Feet
Actual: 50000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Heavy Power
Freeform Comments * ±50,000 SF Building Size
* ±1.00 Acres Lot Size
* Built 1951
* TERM - Negotiable
* PMD 4 Zoning
* Power Supply - Amps: 800 Phase: 3
* Masonry Construction
* Heating - Gas
* 13' Clear Height
* 2 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Standard Parking Spaces
* 1 Drive-In Bays
* 2 Levelers
* Central HVAC

A five-story loft style building with a sandblasted interior with central HVAC, passenger and freight elevators, truck level loading, new windows, and electrical installation.

Survey Item 2 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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New Damen-Lake GREEN
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Ashland - GREEN & PINK
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Western - METRA
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Kinzie Corridor
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 11
Maximum: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 39000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±39,000 SF Building Size
* ±0.90 Acres Lot Size
* 2 Stories * Built 1947
* TERM - Negotiable
* Masonry Construction
* Partial Build-Out
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Power Supply - Amps: 200
* Heating - Gas
* City Sewer
* Natural Gas
* PMD 4A Zoning
* 11’ - 24' Clear Height
* 1 Interior Dock Doors
* 1 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Drive-In Bays
* 40 Standard Parking Spaces

The building is comprised of ±27,000 SF 1st floor space and ±12,300 SF 2nd floor space. Cohesive plan for single use or entire buildings for single or multi-tenant occupancy. Exposed brick and timber, barrel trusses, and sloping ceilings appeal to the aesthetic and demand of creative, makers and innovator tenants. Directly from the second floor, there are 2 accesses to the roof, offering panoramic city views and the possibility to create a private roof terrace. The property features a double wide internal lowered loading dock, a high east facing external tow ramp and a high external tow ramp with direct forklift access.

Survey Item 3 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-294
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Willow Rd.
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Total Square Feet
Actual: 27900
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Grade Level Access
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Crane Served
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Freestanding
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Sprinklered
Freeform Comments * ±27,900 SF
* ±1.37 AC
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Built 1982
* 1 Storey
* Class C Building
* Single Tenancy
* 16' Clear Height
* 3 Ton Crane
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This free-standing building has an area of 27,900 SF on 1.37 acres of land. A single-story building with 16' clear height has a 1,200 SF storage mezzanine, 3-ton crane, 1dock high door, 3 drive-in doors, and well distributed power and air lines.

Survey Item 4 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
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Kinzie St
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Maximum: 23500
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * 23,500 SF Building Size
* Retail Type
* 0.15 Acres
* Class B
* 3 Stories
* Built 1890
* Multiple Tenancy
* 1 Exterior Loading Docks
* No Opportunity Zone
* Commuter Rail
* Signage

Rarely Available Development Opportunity in Prime River North Location, this site is zoned DC-12, allowing for 79,320 SF by right. It is currently being upgraded to two low-rise buildings in Kinsey and a five-story building in the rear. Zoning and location provide options for optimal use. Developers can choose to build an office, luxury home (apartment or condo), or hospitality, all likely over street-level retail. Alternatively, the new owner may choose to use all or part of the existing building that is currently completely vacant

Survey Item 5 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
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Fulton Market
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New CTA Damen-Lake Green Line station
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Damen and Western Ave corridors
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 39000
Price in $
Actual: 2500000
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * 0.90 Acres Lot Size
* Class C
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* 2 Stories
* Built 1947
* 18' Clear Height
* 2 Dock-High Doors
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1.02/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Fenced Lot * Yard
* Storage Space
* Natural Gas
* City Sewer
* Heating - Gas

This 2 stories industrial/warehouse building with a 12,000 Sq.Ft. surface parking lot. The 1st floor with 27,000 SF consists of approx 9,000 SF barrel-truss building with high, lofted ceilings, window lines on north and south, dedicated entrance and an exterior, trailer-high dock; Contiguous and adjacent is a 10,800 sf warehouse/production space, with 9'-15' ceilings, dedicated entrance, receiving-shipping area directly off the interior, double-wide depressed loading dock and direct access to the freight elevator; To the west is 7,200 sf of office/auxiliary space with break-room, offices, storage and its own dedicated entrance. 12,300 SF 2nd floor consists of 12,300 SF of timber, lofted space with 13'-15' clear, window lines on all four sides and views overlooking downtown and the Kinzie Corridor. Directly off the 2nd floor are 2 points of access to the roof, with sweeping views of the city & providing the opportunity to create a private roof-deck.

Survey Item 6 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
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171 FT on School Street
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Chicago Transit Authority
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 13500
Price in $
Actual: 5480000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * 13,500 SF Building Size
* 0.61 Acres Lot Size
* 6.50% Cap Rate
* $356,200 NOI
* 0.51 Building FAR
* Class C
* Retail Type
* 1 Story
* Sale - Investment
* Built 1972 and Renovated 1999
* Multiple Tenancy
* B1-3 Zoning
* 20 Parking Spaces (1.48 Spaces per 1,000 SF Leased)

The three existing tenants operate under a net lease with a weighted average lease term (WALT) of 6.5 years. The service-oriented nature of each tenant has brought financial stability to the property with the rise of COVID-19 and technology. The property includes three adjacent suites, a loading dock, and 13,500 square feet of dynamic medical and retail space spread across a 20-car parking garage. Surrounded by some of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, with 63,026 residents within a mile radius and an average household income of $165,572. This investment opportunity offers an investor a rare opportunity to acquire strong urban retail and medical facility in a strong, mature sub-market that will only accumulate over the long term. This will generate a steady cash flow backed by the security of a strong WALT with annual increases to protect against inflation.

Survey Item 7 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
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S Dante Ave
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S Blackstone Ave
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 10
Maximum: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 27000
Price in $
Actual: 495000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Sprinklered
Freeform Comments * 27,000 SF Building Size
* $18 Per SF
* 1.03 Acres Lot Size
* 0.60 Building FAR
* Class C
* Retail Type
* 1 Story
* Sale - Owner User
* Multiple Tenancy
* A/C - Partial
* Power - 1200 amps
* C2-2 - C2-2 Zoning
* Parking - 2.22 Spaces per 1,000 SF Leased
* Building in Shell Condition
* Bus Line
* Property Manager on Site

This property is in the Opportunity Zone built in 1930 and consists of several connected buildings that are in need of renovation. A 27,000 SF single-story building divisible into up to 5 units. Features 17,000 sf parking 1 paved parking space, 2 additional parking spaces at the back, and 4 drive-in doors. Has easy access to transit and fit for retail, warehouse, or commercial use.

Survey Item 8 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
S I-55
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Office Square Feet
Actual: 9616
Total Square Feet
Actual: 33870
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±33,870 SF Building Size
* ±5 Acres
* TERM - Negotiable
* Masonry Construction
* 16' Clear Height
* 56 Exterior Dock Doors
* Cross Docks
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 2 Levelers
* 10 Standard Parking Spaces
* 19,000± SF Dock (70’ wide)
* 4,600± SF Shop (3 bays)
* 9,600± SF Office (3 levels)
* Fenced & lit
* M2-1 Zoning Permits: Freight terminals, Warehousing

This warehouse was built in 1952 stand on 5 Acres lot, probable for 100± trailer spots. Good proximity to the Loop & Midway airport, located just south of I-55. The property was enclosed with fence, has 56 loading doors, and truck maintenance shop.

Survey Item 9 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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Irving Park Station
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Montrose Station
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Ravenswood Corridor
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 30000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Heavy Power
Freeform Comments * 30,000 SF Building Size
* 0.89 Acres Lot Size
* TERM - Negotiable
* Built 1945
* Power Supply - Amps: 2,000 Volts: 240 Phase: 3
* M1-2 Zoning
* Masonry Construction
* 18’ Clear Height
* 1 Exterior Dock Doors
* 19 Standard Parking Spaces
* Heating - Gas
* City Water
* City Sewer

A newly rehabbed flex space in bustling Ravenswood Corridor, proximity to public transportation - CTA brown line and Metra, a walking distance to restaurants, coffee, and other retail. A concrete loft building with high, exposed ceilings and has convenient access to the loading dock.

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