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

  • An overview of crane-served warehousing.
  • An offer of our professional services to help you identify and acquire your next warehouse of any type, including Crane Warehouse for lease or rent in Denver, from the best listed and unlisted sources. It's what we do!
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You've likely found us here because you are searching for Crane-Served or Crane-Ready warehouse space for lease or rent in the Denver Metro. Our Denver Metro affiliate broker has extensive experience with crane warehouse space, having leased and sold existing properties and worked with developers on build-to-suit spaces for lease. We’ll identify the best listed and unlisted Crane-Served Warehouses for lease or rent in the Denver Metro at no charge to you. Stop wasting your own time searching listings!

Crane spaces usually have unique characteristics, which we'll discuss in more detail in this article. The spaces come in many shapes and sizes, and we've performed a search for this article that covers small to medium-sized spaces for lease or rent in Denver. That search is summarized below. We are ready, willing, and able to conduct a comprehensive search for crane warehouse space for lease, rent, or sale meeting your specific requirements. Read on for more detail about the characteristics of crane equipped space, as well as the results of our search for this article.

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Photo Showing a Warehouse with a Large Bridge Crane Installation.

This section will not be a comprehensive summary of use cases for a crane equipped warehouse property. Cranes in a warehouse are most commonly associated with placement of and/or adding value to or repair of heavy equipment and parts.

At the most basic level, a crane is used to lift, move, and place a heavy item. The type of crane you need for your use-case is driven by the size and weight of the objects you need to move and the area within which you need to move them. The following is a quick summary of some of your options. If you need small-area coverage with moderate-weight items that can be lifted and placed within a radial area, then you might get by with a Jib crane. The Jib crane is attached to a wall support at a single point and the arm attached to the support lifts and places the item.  A Gantry crane is a small version of a bridge-type crane that can be fixed or portable. It usually has a beam between two supports stabilized at the floor. The height of this type of crane can be fixed or variable. The beam at the top holds a hoist mechanism that lifts and can move between the two supports. This crane can also move around manually, giving you a broader range of motion. This crane type is also intended for lighter loads and can provide a broader range of movement than the radial movement of a Jib crane. The last type we'll discuss here is the overhead bridge crane. This crane type is highly versatile and able to lift larger loads. The crane generally consists of 2 parallel structural rail systems between which the bridge crane is suspended. The bridge holds at least one hoist that can traverse the bridge between the rails, and then the bridge can move through the building the length of the rails. This type of crane - which has many sub-types - is the most common and versatile. It is also quite expensive - but if you need a crane, you need a crane!

To utilize a heavy crane system in a Crane-Equipped Warehouse for lease or rent in Denver, the building needs to have certain characteristics. For a large bridge crane installation, you generally wish to maximize the volume through which the installed hoist can traverse to position the heavy parts and equipment where you need them. You need to be able to get these parts and equipment into and out of your building and within reach of the hoist.

You need the useful height of the inside of your building - or clear height - high enough to handle the size of the bridge throughout the movement of the bridge along the support rails, achieving your desired Hook Height. Go to this article for a more detailed discussion of clear height.

The distance between roof supports in your Crane-Served Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Denver that obstruct movement within your building - or span - needs to be wide enough to allow for the support rails to be built such that movement of the bridge is not obstructed.

Your Crane-Equipped Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Denver needs to be built to handle the weight of processing equipment, the equipment being processed, crane support structures, bridges, hoists, trucks moving everything in and out of the warehouse, etc. The rail support structure can be integrated into one or more of the walls with proper reinforcement, or they can be built within the building from the floor.

Generally, a crane-equipped or crane-ready warehouse for lease or rent in Denver will require more power than the average facility simply to power the crane. In addition to this, the manufacturing processes such a crane would support would also tend to require  more power. As such, this type of facility would generally be equipped with "Heavy Power." For more information on this topic, please go to our article on "Heavy Power," sometimes also called "Large Power."

Saying that a facility is equipped with a crane means, of course, that there is one or more crane installation(s) already there. Since the purchase and installation of a crane can be quite expensive and time consuming, having what you need already there can be a big advantage. That said, such a crane installation might be bigger or smaller than you need - a fact that brings with it issues on either side. A larger crane can cost more to operate and maintain than necessary. Upgrading from a smaller crane to a larger crane can be expensive, if not impractical. On the other hand, a statement that a facility is "crane-ready" should also be viewed with skepticism, as it can mean many things to many people. It's safe to say that it should be significantly less expensive to install a crane in a "crane-ready" facility, whereas it may or may not be practical in a building that is not "crane-ready." Just make sure to quantify exactly what "crane-ready" warehouse for lease or rent in Denver means relative to each lease or rent option your broker discovers for you.

Given recent economic events involving COVID, Shipping, Supply Chain Issues, and Inflation, the issue of acquiring a property with an appropriate crane, or a given set of cranes already in place takes on even more relevance. We've observed in particular that the price and lead time of hoists have escalated rapidly during this time. This won't always be the case, but in times of tight supply, it certainly should be something you are concerned about.

You generally need to comprehend the size of the parts and equipment you need to move into and out of your Crane-Served Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Denver, including any transport equipment (trucks, forklifts, etc.) you intend to use for that movement. Businesses often allow space for a truck to drive into the movement volume of the crane to get the parts and equipment into and out of the building as needed. Some scenarios can require very large door openings, and this must be planned for in advance.

Divisibility of Crane-Equipped Warehouses for Lease Or Rent in Denver is an interesting topic. For starters, divisibility is defined as the amount and configurations a landlord is willing (or able) to carve out from a larger building to lease to a tenant. This is possibly less interesting to you if you are planning to purchase a warehouse, although if you are buying it to sub-divide and lease out portions of the warehouse after purchase, then it will be relevant. While certainly possible bridge crane-served buildings, there are limits that are worth discussing. In a building with one or more bridge cranes, the minimum divisibility would generally be considered the space enclosing the movement area of one crane. Even that COULD be reduced some, but that starts to become pretty costly for the landlord as the leftover space would not be crane-equipped, or if a crane was needed, another crane would have to be installed. Let's just say that divisibility is fairly constrained - more-so than in some building types. You can see more discussion on this topic in our article on warehouse divisibility.

Crane-Served or Crane Equipped is important for certain applications. Cranes are less common than many other warehouse features as they can be quite expensive. There are other ways to search for this type of property or space. A few of these are listed below:

  • Drive-Thru Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Heavy Equipment Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Equipment Repair Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Maintenance Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for Crane-Served or Crane-Equipped Warehouses for Lease Or Rent in Denver. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Oversized Doors
  • Rollup Doors
  • Hoists

There are a number of cities included in the Denver Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Commerce City, Parker, Littleton, & Brighton.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Denver 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 Crane Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Denver, 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 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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Downtown
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LOHI
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RiNO
Keyword Selection
I-70
Keyword Selection
I-25
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 30
Maximum: 40
Total Square Feet
Actual: 37651
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±37,651 SF Building Size
* ±2.38 AC Lot Size
* Built 1964 and Renovated 2020
* Metal Construction
* I-B Zoning
* 30' - 40' Clear Height
* 13 Drive-In Bays
* 10 Warehouse Floor
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 50 Standard Parking Spaces
* Multiple 5-10 Ton Bridge Cranes
* Jib Cranes
* Trolley Cranes
* Amps: 2,000 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

A total of ±37,651 SF warehouse comprising of three separate buildings spread across 2.38 AC with fenced yard area and solid concrete truck court and loading area. Can be subdivided into the first option, 2 stories of a 14,640 SF building size with 4 drive-in doors, 6 different cranes, great ceiling height and radiant heat throughout the warehouse, and a fully temperature-controlled office buildout in place. With a fenced yard area and solid concrete truck court and loading area. The second 2 buildings consist of a ±19,811 SF warehouse with two 5-ton and two 3-ton cranes. four 12'.5 X 18' drive-in doors, a small foreman office, a bathroom, and multiple points of access. A ±3,200 SF of "Garage" building with five 8' X 20' roll-up doors.

Survey Item 2 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Downtown Denver
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Denver International Airport
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E-470 via Bromley Lane
Keyword Selection
I-76
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Office Square Feet
Actual: 20000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 1305700
Property Feature Keywords
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Sprinklered
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Esfr/High Pile
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Crane Served
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Grade Level Access
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±1,305,700 SF Building Size
* ±103.31 AC Lot Size
* Built 1994
* 32' Clear Height
* 48’x 58’ Column Spacing
* PUD Zoning
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* Power: Amps: 3,000 Phase: 3
* Bridge Crane
* 88 Exterior Dock Doors
* 6 Drive-In Bays
* 456 Trailer Parking
* 366 Car Parking
* City Water & Sewer

This warehouse has a total size of 1,305,700 SF and can be subdivided sit on 103.31 AC land. The structure was built in 1994 with a clear height of 32' and a 48’ x 58’ column spacing. It features an ESFR sprinkler system with a 250,000-gallon storage tank, radiant heat along the shipping/receiving area 4-ton bridge crane in the maintenance area, a large maintenance bay with charging stations, and loading dock doors are fully equipped with automatic levelers, dock locks, and dock lights. Served with five individual 2,500 KVA substations – each providing 3,000 amps / 480 volt / 3 Phase and has a 300-kilowatt emergency electrical generator with a 250-gallon diesel tank. Additionally includes 20,000 SF office space, a hazmat storage area, a data processing room, large training, and conference rooms, and significant trailer parking and car parking stalls with the ability to add more.

Survey Item 3 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-76 via I-270
Keyword Selection
I-25
Keyword Selection
I-70
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 21
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2808
Total Square Feet
Actual: 4100000
Price in $
Actual: 4100000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
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Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * $4,100,000
* $219 Per SF
* ±18,720 SF Building Area
* ±1.39 AC Lot Size
* Built 1958
* 1 Storey
* Class B Building
* 14' - 21' Clear Height
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 6 Drive-In / Grade-Level Doors
* Opportunity Zone
* ±0.6/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Fenced Lot
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* One 5-ton Crane

This industrial warehouse has a total size of 18,720 SF in a 1.39 AC land that was built in the year 1958 with a clear height of 14' to 21'. The building has two 20'x60' commercial grade blast and paint booths along with a 5-ton crane. It also has a modern office space with an approximate size of 2,808 SF, one dock-high door, six drive-in doors, and ample secured yard space.

Survey Item 4 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-70
Keyword Selection
I-25
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4800
Total Square Feet
Actual: 26400
Price in $
Actual: 6500000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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A/C Warehouse
Freeform Comments * $6,500,000
* $303 Per SF
* ±26,400 SF Building Area
* ±1.56 AC Lot Size
* Built 1968
* 1 Storey
* Class B Building
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* 14' - 18' Clear Height
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive-In / Grade-Level Door
* Opportunity Zone
* Cooler
* Fenced Lot
* Floor Drains
* Security System
* Signage
* Skylights
* Yard
* Reception
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Monument Signage
* Air Conditioning
* Gas Heating
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer

This heavy industrial facility is situated on 1.56 acres with an ±18,000 SF fenced yard and a ±26,400 SF manufacturing building. The structure features 14' to 18' clear height with 50' clear columns, new roofing, and a fully air-conditioned office while radiant heat and evaporative coolers/skylights in the manufacturing shop/warehouse. It also has a ±4800 SF office space consisting of five offices, a kitchen, an employee break room with two bathrooms, 2 office bathrooms, and a reception area. Served with 2 one-level overhead cranes, 2 loading dock doors, and 1 drive-in door.

Survey Item 5 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-25
Keyword Selection
I-76
Keyword Selection
I-70
Keyword Selection
Denver International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 69096
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * 69,096 SF Building Size
* 22.77 AC Lot Size
* Year Built 1984
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 20’ Clear Height
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 5 Exterior Dock Doors
* 5 Levelers
* 30 Standard Parking Spaces

This 69,096 SF industrial building is situated in heavy industrial zoning with 22.77 total acres comprised of approximately nineteen usable acres of the storage yard. Which is fully fenced, surfaced, fully lit, and with automated gates. The structure features 3,500 SF of dedicated office space, 5 dock-high doors with levelers 1 drive-in ramp, 9 cranes: (5) 15-Ton; (2) 10-Ton; (1) 6-Ton; (1) 3-Ton and heavy power of 480v/3P.

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