Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Chicago Metro

Last Updated Jan. 26, 2023

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If you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale, 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 sale in Chicago, from the best listed and unlisted sources. It's what we do!
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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale 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 sale 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 sale 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 Sale 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 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Chicago Midway International Airport
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Lockport Station Commuter Rail
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Joliet Station Commuter Rail
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I-80
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 12000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 22440
Price in $
Actual: 2125000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
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Crane Served
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Heavy Power
Freeform Comments * $2,125,000
* 95 Price Per SF
* 22,440 SF Building Area
* 1.45 AC Lot Size
* 1 (3-ton) Crane System
* 12,000 SF Office Spaces
* 1 Story
* Built 1960 / Renovated 2006
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 22' Clear Height
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* Heavy Power (600 amp)
* 0.4 AC Fenced Yard

This is a 22,440 SF industrial building that was originally constructed in 1960 and was renovated in 2006 it lies on 1.45 acres of land. This one-story construction features a 22' clear height, 1 dock-high door, 2 grade-level doors, a 12'x14' rolling steel fire door and a 3-ton crane. Also includes 12,000 SF with 12'x12' DID offices, a built-in vault room and an approximately 0.4 AC fenced yard.

Survey Item 2 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-290/I-294 interchange
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North Ave / Rt. 64
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Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago O'Hare International Airport
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Franklin Park-Belmont Ave Station (NCS) Commuter Rail
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Franklin Park Station (MD-W) Commuter Rail
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 19
Maximum: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16500
Price in $
Actual: 720000
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
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Sprinklered
Freeform Comments * $720,000
* $44 Price Per SF
* 16,500 SF Building Area
* 1.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 1957
* Building Class C
* Single Tenancy
* 19' - 20' Clear Height
* 1/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 3 Drive-In / Grade-Level Doors
* Fenced Lot
* Gas Heating

The property comprised of ±17,000 SF fenced yard and a ±16,500 SF industrial building. The building features 19 feet to 20 feet clear ceiling height, three grade-level doors, two dock-high doors, 200 Amp, 240 Volt power supply, and a sprinkler system.

Survey Item 3 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
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Chicago Midway International Airport
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Hanson Park Station Commuter Rail
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Grand/Cicero Station Commuter Rail
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Grand/Cicero Train Station
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North & Cicero Avenue
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 40
Total Square Feet
Actual: 64672
Price in $
Actual: 3595000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Grade Level Access
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Crane Served
Freeform Comments * $3,595,000
* 56 Price Per SF
* 64,672 SF Building Area
* 1.79 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1941
* Single Tenancy
* Building Class C
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* 40' Clear Height
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading

This industrial warehouse with a single tenancy and a building space of 64,672 SF on 1.79 acres of land. This one-story, class C structure was built in 1941, and features a clear ceiling height of 14 to 40 feet, trench floor drains, 3 dock-high entrances, 1 grade-level door and a 5-Ton crane. It also includes wet sprinklers, gas fired unit heaters and a dedicated parking lot plus outdoor storage.

Survey Item 4 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Oak Forest Station Commuter Rail
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IL-50
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Lincoln Hwy
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I-57
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 16
Maximum: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 123600
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
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Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
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Sprinklered
Freeform Comments * 123,600 SF Building Area
* 7.50 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1960
* Renovated 2001
* Sale - Owner User
* Building Class C
* 3 No. Drive-In / Grade-Level Doors
* 7 No. Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 16' - 24' Clear Height
* 2.69/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Cooler
* Fenced Lot
* Floor Drains
* Freezer
* Signage
* Air Conditioning
* Lighting
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* Gas Heating

This warehouse consists of 24,000 SF of two-story office with elevators, and 80,116 SF of cold storage with a 16’ to 24’ clear height, a new fire sprinkler system, heavy power transformer, floor drain, three drive-in doors, two exterior dock doors, five interior dock doors and basement with drive through door.

Survey Item 5 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
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
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * $2,500,000
* $64 Price Per SF
* 0.90 Acres Lot Size
* Class C Building
* 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
* Gas Heating

This 2 stories industrial/warehouse building with a 12,000 SF surface parking lot. The 1st floor was 27,000 SF and consists of approx 9,000 SF barrel-truss building with high, lofted ceilings, window lines on north and south, a dedicated entrance, and an exterior, trailer-high dock; Contiguous and adjacent with a 10,800 SF warehouse/production space, with 9'-15' ceilings, dedicated entrance, the 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. The 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 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 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-55
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I-294
Keyword Selection
Summit Station Commuter Rail
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Willow Springs Station Commuter Rail
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Chicago Midway International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 23
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3250
Total Square Feet
Actual: 43695
Price in $
Actual: 8200000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * $8,200,000
* $188 Price Per SF
* 43,695 SF Building Area
* 28,000 SF Cold Storage
* 9,000 SF Processing
* 9,500 SF Cooler
* 9,500 SF Freezer
* 3,250 SF 1st Floor Building
* 2,445 SF 2nd Floor Building
* 3.99 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 2004
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Building Class C
* 2 Drive-In / Grade-Level Doors
* 10 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 0.73/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 3200 amps, 480V 3-phase Power Supply
* Cooler
* Floor Drains
* Signage

An expandable warehouse comprised of 28,000 SF cold storage which of 9,000 SF processing, a 9,500 SF cooler, and a 9,500 SF freezer; a 3,250 SF office on the first floor and a 2,445 SF office on the second floor. The building has a 23’4” clear height, floor drains throughout, ten dock doors, one drive-in door, powered by 3200 amps, 480V 3-phase, and is formerly FDA/USDA approved.

Survey Item 7 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
McHenry Station Commuter Rail
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Fox Lake Station Commuter Rail
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Route 12
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Total Square Feet
Actual: 3680
Price in $
Actual: 389000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
Freeform Comments * $389,000
* $106 Price Per SF
* 3,680 SF Building Area
* 1.36 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 1987 / Renovated 2020
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 16' Clear Height
* 3.26/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2,400 SF Coolers/Freezers
* Signage
* Reception
* Air Conditioning
* Yard
* Storage Space

This 3,680 square feet industrial building on a 1.36-acre lot was built in 1987 and renovated in 2020 with 16 ft clear height and a spacious garage with 16 ft wide x 10 ft tall doors. This cold facility consists of 2,400 square feet of coolers/freezers, a full commercial kitchen, a prep room, a dishwashing/ utility room, a sitting room, an office and laundry + storage.

Survey Item 8 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Baltimore
Keyword Selection
Chicago Midway International Airport
Keyword Selection
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Keyword Selection
Evanston Main Street Station Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
I-94
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 11129
Price in $
Actual: 1850000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * $1,850,000
* $166 Price Per SF
* 11,129 SF Building Area
* 0.70 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1973 / Renovated 2018
* Sale- Investment
* Class C Building
* 4 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 24 Hour Access
* Front Loading
* Accent Lighting
* Recessed Lighting
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Bus Line
* Security System
* Floor Drains
* Signage
* Storage Space
* Air Conditioning

Survey Item 9 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crystal Lake Station Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
Woodstock Station Commuter Rail
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Price in $
Actual: 1700000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * $1,700,000
* $113 Price Per SF
* 14,985 SF Building Area
* 1.20 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 2006
* Sale - Owner User
* Class B Building
* 2 Drive In/Grade-Level Doors
* 1 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 22' Clear Height
* 2/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

Survey Item 10 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Keyword Selection
Mannheim Station Commuter Rail
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Bensenville Station Commuter Rail
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Total Square Feet
Actual: 5500
Price in $
Actual: 580000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments * $580,000
* $105 Price Per SF
* 5,500 SF Building Area
* 1,200 SF Mezzanine Warehouse
* 1,200 SF Office Space
* 0.33 AC Lot
* 1 Story
* Built 1970
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class C Building
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 16' Clear Height
* 3.64/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

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