Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Dayton Metro

Last Updated Dec. 31, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Dayton Metro. Our Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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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If you are in the distribution business, choose a warehouse with Dock-High Loading Docks. In some cases, the warehouses are above street level, leaving a slight slope in the truck parking lot; in other cases, the warehouses have so-called grade-level docks.


There are better options than these, as they can eventually deteriorate the trucks and require specific skills to park the cars and load or unload the merchandise. In the case of ground-level docks, only some of the interior space of the warehouse can be used, as some space must always be left inside for trucks and trailers to park. On the other hand, dock-high docks allow the warehouse parking to be at street level. A dock like this is a raised entrance, usually 4 feet or 61 cm, that aligns the warehouse with the truck's interior. If your Dayton business requires constant loading and unloading of goods but can use less space, renting a warehouse with at least one such dock is best.


When more space is needed, you can buy a warehouse with overhead docks; depending on your requirements, a warehouse that combines dock-high docks and ground-level docks could be the solution.

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.

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

Survey Item 1 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dayton International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 14
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 15180
Further Description * 15,180 SF Building Area
* Single Tenancy
* 2.24 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Owner
* Built 1968
* Class C Building
* 1 Story
* 12’ - 14’ Ceiling height
* 5,000 SF Office
* 1 Dock-High Door
* 1 Grade-Level Door
* 3.57/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

This property encompasses a 15,180-square-foot building, designed for single tenancy and is currently available for sale by the owner. Situated on a 2.24-acre lot, the building was constructed in 1968 and falls within the Class C category. The single-story structure features a versatile ceiling height ranging from 12 to 14 feet, accommodating various industrial or commercial uses. The property includes a well-appointed 5,000-square-foot office space, providing ample room for administrative functions. With a robust power supply of 1200 amps at 240 volts and 3-phase capability. The warehouse is partially air-conditioned, ensuring a comfortable working environment. Loading and unloading operations are facilitated by one 12’ x 10’ dock door equipped with a leveler and two overhead doors (1 - 10’ x 10’ and 1 - 16’ x 12’), enhancing accessibility and functionality. Parking needs are efficiently addressed with a generous parking ratio of 3.57 spaces per 1,000 square feet, providing convenience for both employees and visitors.

Survey Item 2 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease,Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 35707
Further Description * 35,707 SF Building Area
* Single Tenancy
* 2.64 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Investment NNN
* Built 1987
* Class C Building
* 1 Story
* City Water
* City Sewer
* 2 Dock-High Doors
* 6 Grade-Level Doors
* Monument Signage

This property offers a spacious 35,707-square-foot building situated on a 2.64-acre lot, designated for single tenancy. Currently available for sale with a triple-net (NNN) investment structure, the building was constructed in 1987 and falls within the Class C category. The property features a single-story structure, providing convenience and accessibility. Essential utilities such as gas, city water, and city sewer are readily available, ensuring seamless operations for the occupants. Loading and unloading operations are streamlined with the presence of two dock-high doors and six grade-level doors, enhancing the facility's functionality. Additionally, the property includes monument signage, offering visibility and recognition for the tenants.

Survey Item 3 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-2
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 131000
Further Description * 131,000 SF Building Area
* 12.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1928 /Renovated 2000
* Lighting
* Bus Line
* Signage
* Skylights
* Fenced Lot
* Gas Heating
* Storage Space
* Class C Building
* Opportunity Zone
* Sale - Owner User
* City Water & Sewer
* City Water & Sewer
* Wet Sprinkler system
* 6 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 6 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property is situated on a 12-acre lot and comprises a total area of 131,000 square feet. A one-story building is classified as a Class C structure. The original construction of this facility dates back to 1928, with subsequent renovations completed in 2000. It features six dock-high doors for loading, six drive-in entrances, falls within an Opportunity Zone, is conveniently located along a bus line, includes a fenced lot, offers signage options, has skylights for natural lighting, provides storage space, features effective lighting, uses gas heating, is connected to city water and sewer services, and is equipped with a wet sprinkler system.

Survey Item 4 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-1
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 12
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1800
Total Square Feet
Actual: 1800
Further Description * 1,800 SF Building Area
* 2.51 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1996
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* Storage Space
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 12 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* Fluorescent Lighting
* 1,800 SF Offices space
* 10/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading

This property boasts a 1,800-square-foot building area and sits on a 2.51-acre lot. It is a one-story structure categorized as a Class C building and was built in 1996. The parking ratio is set at 10 spaces per 1,000 square feet, with additional features including a clear height of 12 feet, two dock-high doors, storage space, fluorescent lighting, access to natural gas, gas heating, city water and sewer connections, and a yard.

Survey Item 5 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-75
Keyword Selection
US-35
Keyword Selection
Dayton International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 25268
Further Description * 25,268 SF Building Area
* 0.17 AC Lot Size
* Built 1885
* 3 Stories
* Sale - Owner User
* Class C Building
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* 24-Hour Access
* Bus Line
* Storage Space


This building has a spacious area of 25,268 square feet on a lot size of 0.17 acres. Built in 1885, this three-story Class C building exudes a charming old-world appeal with high ceilings, exposed beams, and original wood floors are just some of the features that make this building truly unique. It has open and flexible space on all floors allowing ample storage with elevator access to all floors, as well as the drive-in dock and overhead door, making loading and unloading a breeze. The third floor consists of a showroom area and an office space. In addition, this building offers 24-hour access, ample storage space, and all necessary utilities, including lighting, gas, water, sewer, and heating. Includes the bus line nearby, commuting to and from this building is easy.

Survey Item 6 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dayton International Airport
Keyword Selection
Piqua-Troy Rd
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 18
Maximum: 27
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2625
Total Square Feet
Actual: 18500
Price in $
Actual: 1080000
Further Description * 18,500 SF Building Area
* 2.52 AC Lot Size
* Built 2001
* 1 Story
* Sale - Owner User
* Class C Building
* 18’ - 27’ Clear Height
* Single Tenancy
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1.08/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Storage Space
* Air Compressor
* Large Ventilation Fan
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* 10 Ton Crane
* Fenced Asphalt Lot

This building includes a 2,625 SF office space and a 7,000 SF crane bay with a 10-ton crane that has an 18' under hook. It has 18 to 27 feet of clear ceiling height with 6” floor thickness and metal roofing. Also equipped with dock-high and drive-in loading doors. Additionally, it features an air compressor, a large ventilation fan, T-8 lighting, and a fence-in asphalt yard for outside storage.

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 Dayton Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Dayton, Fairborn, Xenia, Troy, Piqua, Miamisburg, Vandalia, Englewood, Clayton, & Tipp City.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Dayton 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 Dayton, 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 Dayton 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 Dayton Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our Dayton Metro Area.

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