Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Milwaukee Metro

Last Updated Jan. 22, 2024

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Distribution warehouses or logistics centers are the hottest Industrial Real Estate Investment today. Having the right warehouse can make all the difference in optimizing the last link in the supply chain and getting the consumer what they buy. When you need to separate the wheat from the chaff, a key feature in distribution you must see warehouses is docks. Warehouses that have loading docks at ground level have a space and logistics problem: they must use ramps or drive trucks into the warehouse in most cases, taking up significant warehouse space that could be used for other purposes. For this reason, it is convenient to buy or lease warehouses with Dock-High loading docks, which allow taking advantage of the yard space when trucks are loading and unloading goods. This aspect is also crucial if you think only of a potential real estate investor.

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.

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Survey Item 1 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
General Mitchell International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 40606
Further Description * 40,606 SF Building Size
* 7,154 SF Flex Space Available
* 2.89 AC Lot Size
* IM Zoning
* 2012 Built
* 18' Clear Height
* 3,500 SF office space
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 40 Standard Parking Spaces
* 5 Exterior Dock Doors
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Amps: 1,200 Volts: 120 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

Encompassing a building size of 40,606 square feet, this property sits on a 2.89-acre lot with IM zoning. Constructed in 2012 with reinforced concrete, the building offers an 18-foot clear height, ensuring a spacious interior. Within, there is 7,154 square feet of flex space available, featuring 3,500 square feet of dedicated office space. This flexible space includes one drive-in door and one dock-high door, providing versatile options for various business operations. The power supply is robust, with 1,200 amps, 120 volts, a three-phase configuration, and a four-wire system. Safety measures are in place with a wet sprinkler system installed. Additionally, the property provides 40 standard parking spaces for the convenience of tenants and visitors alike.

Survey Item 2 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-94
Keyword Selection
Highway 45
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 89405
Further Description * 51,148 SF Industrial Space
* 10.62 AC Lot Size
* Built 2023
* M-4 Zoning
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* Masonry Constructed
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* Phase: 3 Power Supply
* 89,405 SF Building Size
* 40’ x 40’ Column Spacing

This property is situated on a 10.62-acre AC lot in M-4 zoning and has a building size of 89,405 SF. Constructed with masonry, it has a column spacing of 40’ x 40’. The facility offers multi-tenancy and currently has 51,148 square feet of industrial space. It includes a 3-phase power supply, 1 exterior dock door, and 1 drive-in bay.

Survey Item 3 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
General Mitchell International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 240514
Further Description * 240,514 SF Building Size
* 5.87 AC Lot Size
* Built 1909 / Renovated 1920
* 2 Levelers
* IH Zoning
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 18' Clear Height
* Sodium Lighting
* Dock High Doors
* Masonry Constructed
* Phase: 3 Power Supply
* 20’ x 20’ Column Spacing
* 45 Standard Parking Spaces

This property is 240,514 square feet in size and situated on a 5.87-acre lot with IH zoning. Originally constructed in 1909 and renovated in 1920, the building is made of masonry and has an 18-foot clear height. It features 20’ x 20’ column spacing, sodium lighting, a 3-phase power supply, 5 drive-in bays, 2 levelers, dock high doors and 45 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 4 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-41/45
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2140
Total Square Feet
Actual: 1368231
Further Description * 789,510 SF Space
* 72.92 AC Lot Size
* Built 1985 / Renovated 2021
* M1 Zoning
* 11 Levelers
* LED Lighting
* Heavy power
* Covered docks
* 20' Clear Height
* 16 Drive-In Bays
* 2,140 SF office space
* Masonry Constructed
* 103 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1,368,231 SF Building Size
* High efficiency T5 lighting
* 350 Standard Parking Spaces
* Secure Trucker Check-in entrance
* male, female, and unisex bathrooms

This property is situated on 72.92 acres and has a building size of 1,368,231 square feet. It was originally built in 1985 and renovated in 2021. The facility offers multi-tenancy and currently has 789,510 square feet of space available, in compliance with M1 zoning regulations. It is constructed with sturdy masonry materials. The building has a 20-foot clear height and features 103 substantial exterior dock doors and 16 drive-in bays. Additionally, there are 11 levelers to facilitate efficient loading and unloading operations. The property provides ample parking space with 350 standard parking spots and is equipped with high-efficiency T5 lighting as well as LED lighting for energy efficiency. It includes covered docks, male, female, and unisex bathrooms, and has access to a robust power supply. Within the premises, there is 2,140 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 5 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-94
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 40
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 795471
Further Description * 795,471 SF Building Size
* 50.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 2023
* Cross Docks
* 4 Drive-In Bays
* 40' Clear Height
* industrial Zoning
* 5,000 SF office space
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 148 Exterior Dock Doors
* 52’ x 54’ Column Spacing
* 477 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* Amps: 2,400 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

This property was erected on 50 acres and was constructed in 2023 using reinforced concrete construction. It has a building size of 795,471 square feet and adheres to industrial zoning regulations. It features an ESFR sprinkler system for fire protection and is powered by a robust supply of 2,400 amps at 480 volts in a 3-phase, 4-wire configuration. The building features a 40-foot clear height and includes four drive-in bays, operating as cross docks for efficient operations. The column spacing measures 52 feet by 54 feet, and the property has a total of 148 exterior dock doors. There are 477 standard parking spaces available on-site, and the property also includes 5,000 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 6 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Brookfield Commercial Park
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 17
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2695
Total Square Feet
Actual: 19647
Further Description * 19,647 SF Building Size
* 2.03 AC Lot Size
* Built 2000
* Trench Drains
* O & LI Zoning
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* Reception Area
* 17' Clear Height
* Compressor Lines
* City Water & Sewer
* 2,695 SF office space
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Amps: 600 Volts: 240 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property was erected on 2.03 acres and was constructed in 2000 using masonry construction. It has a building size of 19,647 square feet and adheres to both O and LI zoning regulations. It is equipped with a wet sprinkler system for enhanced safety measures. City water and sewer services are readily available. The power supply is robust, with 600 amps, 240 volts, and 3-phase capability. It features a clear height of 17 feet and two drive-in bays. Inside, it has a reception area welcoming visitors. Compressor lines have been thoughtfully installed for convenience. Trench drains further contribute to the property's functionality. The premises incorporate a spacious 2,695-square-foot office space.

Survey Item 7 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Milwaukee MSAs
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 262449
Further Description * 233,328 SF Space
* 15.48 AC Lot Size
* Built 1956 / Renovated 2002
* B-1 Zoning
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 24’8” Clear Height
* 6" Warehouse Floor
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Central Heating System
* 850 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 1,600 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property is situated on 15.48 acres and has a building size of 262,449 square feet. It was originally built in 1956 and renovated in 2002. The facility offers multi-tenancy and currently has space available in 233,328 square feet of masonry. It is thoughtfully equipped with a wet sprinkler system for safety measures, and the power supply is robust, with 1,600 amps, 480 volts, and 3-phase capabilities. It adheres to B-1 zoning regulations and features a clear height of 24 feet 8 inches, ensuring ample vertical space with three drive-in bays and a 6-inch warehouse floor, both contributing to operational efficiency. Additionally, the facility has one exterior dock door for convenient loading and unloading. A parking arrangement includes 850 standard spaces. The establishment is kept comfortably heated through a central heating system.

Survey Item 8 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-94 and 794
Keyword Selection
Port of Milwaukee
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 15
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1200
Total Square Feet
Actual: 507512
Further Description * 26,900 SF Space
* 21.46 AC Lot Size
* Built 1953
* 2 Levelers
* IH Zoning
* Cross Docks
* 52’ Truck Court
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 15' Clear Height
* Private Restrooms
* Partitioned Offices
* Fluorescent Lighting
* 1,200 SF office space
* Masonry Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 3 Exterior Dock Doors
* Ample affordable parking
* 180 Standard Parking Spaces
* Volts: 480 Wire: 3 Power Supply

This property is situated on an expansive 21.46-acre lot, built in 1953, and showcases a total of 507,512 square feet, meticulously divided into multiple stunning spaces. It currently offers 26,900 square feet of space. The property falls under the jurisdiction of IH zoning regulations. It has a 52-foot truck court for maneuverability. Safety is paramount, as evidenced by the wet sprinkler system in place. Inside, the area is illuminated with fluorescent lighting, and the power supply is equipped with 480 volts and 3-phase wiring. It features a clear height of 15 feet, three exterior dock doors, and cross-docking capabilities. Furthermore, there are 3 drive-in bays and 2 levelers for flexible access. A parking arrangement includes 180 standard spaces, and private restrooms add convenience. It can accommodate partitioned offices within the layout, and ample, cost-effective parking is an attractive feature. Additionally, a 1,200-square-foot office space is incorporated into the property.

Survey Item 9 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-41 and I-43
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 35
Office Square Feet
Actual: 19000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 429674
Further Description * 246,665 SF Industrial Space
* 22.97 AC Lot Size
* Built 1978
* IL1 Zoning
* 32 Levelers
* 35' Clear Height
* Metal Constructed
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Ample drive-in doors
* 19,000 SF office space
* 32 Exterior Dock Doors
* 429,674 SF Building Size
* 130 Standard Parking Spaces
* Large fenced yard with outside storage

This property sits on a 22.97-acre lot and boasts a building size of 429,674 square feet, which is divided into multiple units. Constructed in 1978, the building presently provides an industrial space spanning 246,665 square feet, in line with IL1 zoning regulations. The facility is illuminated by fluorescent lighting and features a clear height of 35 feet. With 32 levelers and 32 exterior dock doors, the property is well-equipped for efficient loading and unloading. Additionally, there are over 60 cranes ranging in size from ½ ton to over 30 tons and 130 standard parking spaces available. A spacious fenced yard accompanies the premises and has ample outside storage options. The property also has several drive-in doors for enhanced accessibility. Inside, it has a substantial 19,000-square-foot office space.

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 Milwaukee Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Milwaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Franklin, Oak Creek, West Bend, Muskego, & Mequon.

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

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