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  • 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 sale in Houston, 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 sale in the Houston Metro. Our Houston 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 sale in the Houston 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 sale in Houston. 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 sale in Houston, 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 Sale in Houston 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 Sale in Houston 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 sale in Houston 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 sale in Houston means relative to each sale 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 Sale in Houston, 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 Sale in Houston 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.

Houston is a major industrial city in the United States where heavy equipment, engines, air condition units, and other large equipment must be moved every day. It would be impractical to impossible to move them using brute force alone. That's why many industrial warehouses come equipped with or ready for jib cranes, bridge cranes, or perhaps gantry cranes. 

Do your industrial tasks require this heavy lifting capability? Your best bet is to make sure your warehouse for sale comes equipped or ready for cranes. At Warehouse Finder, we can help you with all of the technical and business arrangements involved in such a transaction, so we hope you will ask for our assistance.

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 Sale in Houston. 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 Houston Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, League City, Conroe, Baytown, Missouri City, & Galveston.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Houston 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 Sale in Houston, 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 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Katy
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 35
Total Square Feet
Minimum: 9000
Maximum: 22000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Multi-Tenant
Freeform Comments This metal building was built in 1977 on an ~ 3 acres site, and renovated in 2010. The complex has 1 external dock and 5 drive-in doors, and is equipped with heavy - 2000A/480V/3 Phase - power. Columns/supports on on 35' centers with a ceiling height of 35 feet.

Survey Item 2 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 20
Maximum: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 14010
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Freestanding
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Freeform Comments This 14,010 SF metal building was build in 1997 on 60,548 SF of land. There are 6 12' X 14' drive-in, grade level access doors, 24 parking spaces.

Survey Item 3 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-45
Keyword Selection
Hobby Airport
Keyword Selection
BNSF-HOUSTON-TX
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 37000
Price in $
Actual: 4300000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $4,300,000
* $116 Per SF
* Sale - Investment
* ±37,000 SF Building Area
* ±4.82 AC Lot Size
* Class C Building
* Built 1970
* 1 Storey
* Single Tenancy
* 20' Clear Ceiling Height
* 6 Grade-Level Doors
* 0.41/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Overhead Crane
* Heavy Duty Electrical
* Fenced Lot
* Property Manager on Site
* Air Conditioning
* City Water & Sewer

This free-standing building with a total size of ±37,000 SF in ±4.6 acres fenced lot. This structure was built in 1970 and features with 20' clear ceiling height, 6 grade-level doors, and an overhead crane, served with heavy-duty electrical, air-conditioning, city water & sewer, and property on site.

Survey Item 4 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Price in $
Actual: 1795000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $1,795,000
* $180 Per SF
* 10,000 SF Building Area
* 1.20 AC Lot Size
* 1000 SF Office Space
* Sale - Investment or Owner User Sale Type
* Class B Building
* 1 Storey
* Built 2015
* Single Tenancy
* 28' Clear Height
* 2 Grade-Level Doors
* 10-ton crane
* Fenced and gated

This building was built in 2015 and has a size of ±10,000 SF and is expandable to 15,000 SF. The facility features a 28' clear ceiling height, 2 grade-level doors, ±24’ hook, and a 10-ton crane ready, fenced, and gated.

Survey Item 5 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Hardy Toll Rd
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E Hardy Rd
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Office Square Feet
Actual: 10896
Price in $
Actual: 2700000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $2,700,000
* $126 Per SF
* 21,424 SF Building Area
* 1.08 AC Lot Size
* 10,896 SF (two-story office with elevator)
* 6,880 SF lab area (can be removed)
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Class B Building
* 1 Storey
* Built 2007
* Single Tenancy
* 1 Dock-High Door
* 1 Grade-Level Door
* 1.03/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Crane
* 100% HVAC
* Fenced Lot

The warehouse has a ±21,424 SF building size including a ±10,896 SF two-story office with an elevator and ±6,880 SF lab area and concrete mezzanine. The facility is fully HVAC with a ±28' clear height, served by 800 amp, 480 volts, 3 phase power, and crane ready. Situated in a 1.08 AC completely fenced & gated.

Survey Item 6 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Homestead
Keyword Selection
Hirsch Rd
Keyword Selection
I-69/Hwy 59
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Downtown
Keyword Selection
Intercontinental Airport Houston
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 42294
Price in $
Actual: 7900000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $7,900,000
* $187 Per SF
* 42,294 SF Building Area
* 19.20 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Class C Building
* 1 Storey
* Built 1980
* Single Tenancy
* 1 10-Ton Crane
* Fenced Lot
* Security System
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Natural Gas
* Septic Field Sewer
* Well Water

This warehouse consists of six buildings with a total of ±42,294 SF of building space, of which ±8,360 square feet are heated and conditioned offices located in flood zone X, outside of the flood plain. The site sits on ±19.204 acres where a ±1.227 acres detention pond with proper drainage from the yard. This property has well water and septic. Centerpoint Energy provides natural gas which powers the backup generator to the office space has one 10-ton bridge crane with 49-foot width and a 200-foot crane way.

Survey Item 7 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Hobby Airport
Keyword Selection
I-45 Gulf Fwy
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 11030
Price in $
Actual: 800000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $800,000
* $73 Per SF
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* ±11,030 SF Building Area
* ±1.94 AC Lot size
* Class C Building
* 1 Storey
* Built 1971
* Single Tenancy
* 14' Clear Height
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1.36/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 5-Ton Crane * Fenced Lot

This warehouse comprised ±4380 SF closed space with 14' clear height and ±7020 SF with canopy 21' clear height and features a 5-ton crane, one grade-level sliding door building situated on ±1.94 acres land.

Survey Item 8 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase , Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Moline Street
Keyword Selection
Chaffin Street
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Midvale Street
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 15
Maximum: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4460
Total Square Feet
Actual: 21250
Price in $
Actual: 2370000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Freestanding
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Freeform Comments * $2,370,000
* Price Per SF $112
* Sale to Owner User
* Built 2011
* 3.5+ Acres / 21,250 SF
* Class B Building
* Fenced Lot
* 1.88/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Storage Space
* City Water
* City Sewer
* Single tenancy
* Can be Subdivided
* Flood zone is X - Unshaded
* Jib Crane and Car Lift

The facility consists of 3 metal buildings with a total area of 21,250 square feet standing on 3.5+ Acres and has a well-paved yard for parking in several places on the property that provides easy access to heavy trucks and equipment. Includes 4,460 SF of office space and 16,790 SF of warehouse space with approximate 15 feet to 20 feet clear heights, Phase 3 Power and a total of 9 cross-section doors, 2 dock level doors. Also, served with Jib Crane, Car Lift and Overhead Doors.

Survey Item 9 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Houston
Keyword Selection
Ellington Field Airport
Keyword Selection
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Keyword Selection
William P. Hobby Airport
Keyword Selection
I-610
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 28
Maximum: 32
Total Square Feet
Actual: 259540
Price in $
Actual: 27000000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Sprinklered
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $27,000,000
* $104 Price Per SF
* Class C Building
* 27.40 AC Lot Size
* 259,540 SF Building Area
* 1 Story
* Built 1980
* Single Tenancy
* 0.29/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 28' - 32’ Clear Height
* 8 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 6 Drive-In/Grade-Level Door
* Sprinklered
* Metal Construction
* Heavy Power
* Fully Insulated Warehouse
* Fenced Lot
* Security System
* Crane Served

A 4-star industrial facility with a building size of 259,540 SF on 27.40 acres of land with a single tenancy. This 1980 one-story class C structure features a 0.29 parking ratio, a 28-foot clear ceiling height, eight dock-high entrances and six grade-level doors. It is also a crane served building with (12) 5-Ton Cranes (±24’ Hook) and (1) 10-Ton Crane (±24’ Hook).

Survey Item 10 of 10 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port Freeport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 19894
Price in $
Actual: 3180000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Freeform Comments * $3,180,000
* $160 Price Per SF
* 19,894 SF Building Area
* 2.37 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 2014
* Class B Building
* Single Tenancy
* 28' Clear Height
* 1.56/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 24-Hour Access
* Fenced Lot
* Signage
* Yard
* Air Conditioning

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