Dock High Warehouse for Sale - DFW Metro

Last Updated March 11, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the DFW Metro. Our DFW 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 DFW 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 DFW 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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The Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the fourth largest in the entire United States. Its millions of people are a large market for trade and distribution. Dock-High dock warehouses are best fitted for a business in these cases, as they shorten loading and unloading time.

As we explained in an article on Dock-High warehouses, the average dock height for a warehouse is 4 feet (122 cm). This height allows for easier loading and unloading of truck contents into or out of the warehouse. In the case of half docks, intended for small trucks and short trips, the height is usually 2 feet (61cm).

With our help, you can find the ideal Dock-High warehouses for your business. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

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 DFW Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Frisco, Mesquite, & Denton.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our DFW 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 DFW, 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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Survey Item 1 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Keyword Selection
Dallas Love Field Airport
Keyword Selection
LBJ/Skillman Transit Stop
Keyword Selection
I-635
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 16
Maximum: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 19203
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Single Tenant
Further Description * 19,203 SF Building Area
* 0.92 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1972
* Class C Building
* Tenancy Single
* 16' - 20' Clear Height
* 0.89/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 7 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* Opportunity Zone
* Atrium
* Fenced Lot
* Mezzanine
* Yard
* Storage Space

On this 0.92 acres of land stand a facility that has an industrial distribution area of 19,203 SF. The building was constructed in 1972 and it is a class C structure with two stories, a clear ceiling height of 16 to 20 feet, two dock-high doors, seven grade-level doors, and paved outside storage.

Survey Item 2 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dallas Love Field Airport
Keyword Selection
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 19
Total Square Feet
Actual: 21586
Price in $
Actual: 3900000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,900,000
* $181 Price Per SF
* 21,586 SF Building Area
* 4.20 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 1985
* Class B Building
* Single Tenancy
* 19' Clear Height
* 1.02/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* Fenced Lot
* Yard

This property with a pre-engineered steel building, a 19 feet centerline height, one grade-level oversized door, one dock well, 100% air-conditioned, 100% air-conditioned, and a large concrete stabilized base yard with fenced and a powered entrance gate.

Survey Item 3 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Keyword Selection
Dallas Love Field Airport
Keyword Selection
Westmoreland Transit Stop
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 15
Maximum: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 135500
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * 135,500 SF Building Area
* 7.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1951/Renovated 2022
* Class B Building
* Single Tenancy
* 15' - 18' Ceiling Height
* 8 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In/Grade-Level Doors
* Heavy Power; 480 Volts
* Newly Painted
* New Roof
* Newly Built Office
* Fenced Lot
City Water & Sewer

A 135,500 SF class B industrial building on a 7.00 AC lot with a single occupant. It was built in 1951 and was extensively restored this year. It features an 18 feet clear ceiling height, eight dock-high doors, two grade-level entrances and new LED lighting throughout.

Survey Item 4 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Loop 12
Keyword Selection
I-635
Keyword Selection
I-35
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 12000
Price in $
Actual: 1995000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * $1,995,000
* $166 Price Per SF
* 12,000 SF Building Area
* 30,000 SF Land Size
* 0.69 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey * Built 1960
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 0.67/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Fenced Lot
* Front Loading
* Yard
* Air Conditioning

This property is situated on 0.69 acres of land with 12,000 SF industrial warehouse space that was built in 1960 as a single tenancy. It was a single-story class B building that potentially have four dock-high doors, two with ramps but currently having two loading docks with ramps and one dock without. It has 19 surface parking spots together with spacious paved and unpaved areas for additional room for large vehicles.

Survey Item 5 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Shreveport
Keyword Selection
Dallas Love Field Airport
Keyword Selection
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 20
Maximum: 30
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 40200
Price in $
Actual: 3100000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,100,000
* $77 Price Per SF
* 40,200 SF Building Size
* 5,497 SF Office
* 34,703 SF Warehouse Space
* 2.13 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1947 / Renovated 2019
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class C Building
* 4 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 28' Clear Height
* Fenced Lot
* Yard
* Heavy Power
* Outside Storage
* Truck/Trailer Storage

This 41,000 SF industrial warehouse on a 2.13-acre lot was built in 1947. Includes a two-story class C structure with a single tenancy, 28' clear height, 1 dock-high entrance, 4 grade-level doors, heavy power, a fenced site and a large land outside storage or truck/trailer storage.

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