Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Cleveland Metro

Last Updated Sept. 18, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Cleveland Metro. Our Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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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Distribution warehouses require specific features to meet established schedules and deal with customers and suppliers. The most important thing is how the trailer or container is attached to the warehouse. The most efficient option is the so-called "elevated loading docks" or "dock-high docks," which level the warehouse with the trailer's interior. These docks are usually about 4 feet high, equivalent to 121 cm in the metric system.

You're lucky if you find a warehouse with Dock-High Loading Docks! These docks are one of the most common features in warehouses that you can find on the market to rent or 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 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
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I-90
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 142026
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * 142,026 SF Building Area
* 6.53 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1938
* Fenced Lot
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 24 FT Clear Height
* 0.35/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 8 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 8 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property occupies a lot of 6.53 acres and boasts a total area of 142,026 square feet. The building is a one-story structure constructed in 1938. It falls under the classification of a Class C facility and provides a parking ratio of 0.35 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a clear height of 24 feet, eight dock-high doors, and eight drive-in entrances. The lot is fenced for added security.

Survey Item 2 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
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W 58th St
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West 65 - Lorain Transit Stop
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 12
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1100
Total Square Feet
Actual: 9121
Price in $
Actual: 500000
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
Further Description * $55 Per SF
* Combined Price: $500,000
* Sale - Owner User
* Built 1940
* 1 Story, Class C Building
* 0.53 AC Lot Size
* 9,121 SF Building Area
* 1.64/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 12' Clear Height
* 2 Dock-High Doors / Loading
* Signage

This 9,121 SF industrial building includes a 1,100 SF office area built in 1940. Features two 8x8 Dock High Doors, Single & Three Phase Electric Power, 12' Clear Height, and a parking ratio of 1.64/1,000 square feet. The property is also available for "LAND-FOR-SALE for DEVELOPMENT"

Survey Item 3 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
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I-271
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I-480
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I-80
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Akron-Canton Regional
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Cleveland Hopkins International airports
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 21
Total Square Feet
Actual: 67869
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Crane Served
Further Description * 67,869 SF Building Area
* 5.46 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1975
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 0.38/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 21' 8" Clear Ceiling Height
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 4 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This industrial warehouse is 5.46 acres in size and has 67,869 SF of floor space. It is a one-story, class B building, completed in 1975, has a single occupancy. Cranes within the facility include one 10-ton, two 15-ton, and one 20-ton. Also features a clearance height of 30 feet, drive-through lanes, and 4 drive-ins. which two10 feet by 14 feet, while the other 2 are 18 feet by 20 feet. Additionally equipped with manufacturing-grade floor thickness.

Survey Item 4 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-90 and I-271
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 17
Total Square Feet
Actual: 40000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Further Description * 40,000 SF Building Area
* 5.43 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1980
* Class B Building
* Opportunity Zone
* 17 FT Clear Height

This property encompasses an area of 40,000 square feet and occupies a 5.43-acre lot. It features a single-story design and dates back to the year 1980, classifying it as a Class B building. With a clear height of 17 feet, this property is also positioned within an Opportunity Zone.

Survey Item 5 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-90
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Burke Lakefront Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 26000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
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Crane Served
Further Description * 26,000 SF Building Area
* 1.69 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1945
* Natural Gas
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 18 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* 0.72/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door

This property has an industrial building of 26,000 SF that was erected in 1945 and is set on 1.69 acres of land. It is a one-story Class C structure with a parking ratio of 0.72 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features an 18-foot clearance height, two dock-high doors, one drive-in entrance, and utilizes natural gas as well as having access to city water and sewer services.

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 Cleveland Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, Lakewood, Euclid, Mentor, Strongsville, Brunswick, North Ridgeville, & Westlake.

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