Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Cincinnati Metro

Last Updated Dec. 19, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Cincinnati Metro. Our Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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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Those roll-up, overhead steel doors you see in some warehouses, the ones you might find when you get lost on the road or pass through an industrial park, are called high-loading docks. If you are in the distribution business, you will no doubt be interested in having a warehouse that allows you to quickly load and unload everything that comes or must go on a truck trailer. Of course, you can buy such a warehouse if you have a good credit line for investment, but if you need something smaller and want to avoid spending or going into debt, no problem! You can opt to lease a warehouse with high-loading docks. Don't worry! Because of its interstate enclave position, there is an abundance of such warehouses in and around Cincinnati to lease and buy.

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 app├ętit. 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.

See the Survey Description Section for a contextual description of Surveys and for what they are used.

Survey Item 1 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-75
Keyword Selection
Union Center Blvd.
Keyword Selection
I-275
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 22779
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Further Description * 22,779 SF Building Area
* 2.07 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Owner
* Built 1980
* Class B Building
* 1 Story
* 18' Clear Height
* 2 Dock-High Doors
* 1 Grade-Level Door
* 100% AIR CONDITIONED!
* 2.33/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

This single-tenancy structure is situated on a sprawling 2.07-acre lot with a total building area of 22,779 square feet. Constructed in the year 1980 and offering the convenience of a one-story layout with a clear ceiling height ranging from 14 to 18 feet, it is currently for sale by the owner. For logistical ease, the building is equipped with two dock-high doors and one grade-level door. Additionally, the property guarantees a pleasant and temperature-regulated workspace by maintaining a 100% air-conditioned environment. Parking is also made easy, with a generous ratio of 2.33 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet, accommodating employees, clients, and visitors with ample space.

Survey Item 2 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 65000
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4500
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Further Description * 65,000 SF Building Area
* Single Tenancy
* 4.30 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Owner
* Built 1968
* Class C Building
* 1 Story
* 24' Clear Height
* 4,500 SF office space
* 3 Dock-High Doors
* 3 Grade-Level Doors

Situated on a substantial 4.30-acre lot, this property features a sizable 65,000-square-foot building, offering an opportunity for sale and owner occupancy. Constructed in 1968, this single-tenancy Class C building is thoughtfully designed as a one-story structure, providing a versatile and spacious environment. The building boasts an impressive 24-foot clear ceiling height. Additionally, the property includes 4,500 square feet of office space, catering to administrative functions within the industrial setting. A distinctive feature of this property is the inclusion of multiple cranes, further enhancing its suitability for heavy industrial applications. The availability of heavy power, coupled with bus duct infrastructure, supports the operation of industrial machinery and equipment. Operational efficiency is addressed with the inclusion of three dock-high doors and three grade-level doors. These features facilitate seamless loading and unloading processes.

Survey Item 3 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-71
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 71132
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Further Description * 71,132 SF Building Area
* Single Tenancy
* 8.41 AC Lot Size
* Built 1989
* Class C Building
* 1 Story
* 4 Dock-High Doors
* 1 Grade-Level Door
* Sale - Investment or Owner
* 18 FT Clear Ceiling Height

Situated on an 8.41-acre lot, this property features a substantial 71,132-square-foot building, offering an opportunity for investment or owner occupancy. Constructed in 1989, this single-tenancy Class C building is designed as a one-story facility and boasts an impressive 18-foot clear ceiling height, creating a spacious and functional interior for diverse operational activities. Notably, the property is equipped with amenities, including a gym, cafeteria, and executive offices complete with restrooms and showers. In terms of operational capabilities, the facility has heavy power with busducts and compressed airlines throughout the facility. This infrastructure supports a range of industrial machinery and equipment, catering to the needs of businesses involved in manufacturing or production processes. To further enhance logistical efficiency, the property features four dock-high doors and one grade-level door, facilitating seamless loading and unloading processes. Additionally, the availability of 130 paved and striped car parks, with room for expansion

Survey Item 4 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 67976
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Further Description * 67,976 SF Building Area
* Single Tenancy
* 4.62 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Investment or Owner
* Built 1962
* Class C Building
* 2 Stories
* 14' Clear Height
* Storage Space
* Metal Halide Lighting
* City Water
* 4 Dock-High Doors
* 2 Grade-Level Doors
* Opportunity Zone
* 0.94/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

Situated on a substantial 4.62-acre lot, this property features a 67,976-square-foot building, making it an attractive investment or owner-occupied opportunity. Constructed in 1962, this two-story Class C building offers a versatile space. The single-tenancy structure comprises approximately 60,000 square feet of open warehouse space and an additional 8,000 square feet designated for office use. It features a clear ceiling height of 14 feet, and safety features include wet sprinklers throughout the facility, ensuring comprehensive fire protection. Metal halide lighting contributes to a well-lit environment, and utilities are well-supported with access to city water and sewer connections, providing convenience and flexibility for various industrial processes. It also equipped with four dock-high doors and two grade-level doors, facilitating efficient loading and unloading processes for logistics and distribution operations. Parking needs are addressed with a parking ratio of 0.94 spaces per 1,000 square feet, providing ample parking space.

Survey Item 5 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-275
Keyword Selection
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 146000
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Further Description * 146,000 SF Building Area
* 8.12 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 2024
* Sale - Owner User
* Class A Building
* 32' Clear Height
* 24 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive-In / Grade-Level Doors
* TPO Roofing
* 24 Hour Access
* Fenced Lot
* Security System
* Monument Signage
* Bus Line
* ESFR Sprinkler
* Warehouse: DIVISIBLE TO 21,000 SF
* Heat: 80/20 AIR ROTATION GAS
* Electrical Service: 3,000 AMPS - 3 PHASE

This property occupies a lot of 8.12 acres and boasts a total area of 146,000 square feet. The building, a one-story structure, will be constructed in 2024. It falls under the classification of a Class A facility, featuring an impressive 32-foot clear height and 24 dock-high doors. Additionally, there are two drive-in access points, and the roof is constructed using TPO roofing material. The facility has 24-hour access, a fenced lot, a security system, and prominent monument signage. It is conveniently located near a bus line and includes a restaurant on-site. For fire safety, it is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system. The warehouse space is divisible, with options starting at 21,000 square feet. Heating is provided by an 80/20 air rotation gas system, and the electrical service boasts a substantial capacity of 3,000 amps in a 3-phase configuration. The property also has a yard area and has heavy power capabilities.

Survey Item 6 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
US 27
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 13875
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 21
Further Description * 13,875 SF Building Area
* 3.21 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1999
* Lighting
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* Conditioning
* Single Tenancy
* 24 Hour Access
* Security System
* Class B Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 21 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door

This property is 13,875 square feet in size and situated on a 3.21-acre site. It is a one-story structure that was built in 1999, particularly for single occupancy. It is classified as a Class B classification and features a 21-foot clear height. It is equipped with two dock-high doors and one drive-in entrance. Access is available around the clock, and the property is secured with a security system. It also includes air conditioning, adequate lighting, and is heated using natural gas. Furthermore, it is connected to city water and sewer services.

Survey Item 7 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-75, I-275, and SR-129
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 97880
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Further Description * 97,880 SF Building Area
* 10.02 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1980
* 100% HVAC
* Heavy power
* Single Tenancy
* Class C Building
* Air and gas lines
* Air Conditioning
* Sale - Owner User
* 20 FT Clear Height
* Property Manager on Site
* 1.89/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 4 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 6 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* Onsite water treatment facility

This property lies on 10.02 acres and has a building space of 97,880 square feet. It has a one-story structure, is designated as a Class C structure, and was built in 1980 with a single tenant. It has 1.89 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Additionally, it features a comfortable 20-foot clearance height, four dock-high doors, six drive-in entrances, an on-site property manager, full air conditioning with 100% HVAC coverage, crane capabilities, an onsite water treatment facility, provision of air and gas lines, and robust power capacity.

Survey Item 8 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Interstate 75
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 108230
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 40
Further Description * 108,230 SF Building Area
* 2.15 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1955
* Sale - Investment
* Class C Building
* 10-ton overhead crane
* 40' Clear Height
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Lighting - Fluorescent
* Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* Gas Heating

The structure comprises 105,230 square feet of industrial area, along with 3,000 square feet of office space with temperature control. The front of the building has a clearance of approximately 40 feet and is equipped with a 10-ton overhead crane, spanning across 12,000 square feet. The back area of the building has a ceiling height of 16'6". The building features 3 exterior docks and 1 drive-in with an exterior leveler. Additionally, there are 2 freight elevators rated at 15,000 lbs for easy movement of goods. The building is powered with 15,000a/3v 3 phase power, catering to all your electrical needs.

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 Cincinnati Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, Covington, Mason, Florence, Independence, Oxford, & Lebanon.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, 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.

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Our job is to find a selection of Dock High Warehouses for Sale in the Cincinnati Metro using all public and private information services along with our shoe leather and connections. This identification process is without financial obligation to you. Brokers make their money at closing, and these commissions are generally included in the lease and purchase price. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget at the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or go to our form page to send us your contact information and a summary of your requirement. For more information about our Cincinnati Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our Cincinnati Metro Area.

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