Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Philadelphia Metro

Last Updated Sept. 6, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Philadelphia Metro. Our Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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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Loading docks are critical when choosing a property. Properties with grade-level docks are always sold or rented for lower prices or rents, but what you don't end up paying for with money, you pay for with time or more truck maneuvering. Therefore, renting, leasing, or buying a warehouse with dock-high loading docks is more practical. This type of dock reduces the time before and after loading and unloading goods, making it more comfortable and efficient for workers to move them;

and that is the reason behind the inexplicable increase in the price or rent of properties with dock-high loading docks: they increase efficiency, which in the medium term compensates for the investment. If you are looking for a property in Philadelphia, ensure it has at least one dock-high loading dock.

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.

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

Survey Item 1 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Cherry Hill Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia 30th Street Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia International Airport
Keyword Selection
New Castle County Airport
Keyword Selection
Broadway Terminal - Pier 5
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 10
Maximum: 22
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1600
Total Square Feet
Actual: 8100
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Freezer/Cooler
Further Description * 8,100 SF Building Size
* 0.46 AC Lot Size
* Built 1980 / Renovated 2019
* 8,100 SF Cold Storage
* 1,600 SF Office Space
* Amps: 800 Phase: 3 Power Supply
* 10' - 22' Clear Height
* 4 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 9 Standard Parking Spaces

This cold facility has an 8,100 SF industrial building on a 0.46-acre property that was built in 1980 and has been renovated in 2019 with a clear height of 10' to 22'. It includes an 800-amp, 3-phase power supply; 1 drive-in bay; 4 exterior dock doors; and 9 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 2 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Route 130 42 & 295
Keyword Selection
Walt Whitman
Keyword Selection
Ben Franklin Bridge
Keyword Selection
exit 3 & 4 of NJ Turnpike
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 10600
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 10,600 SF Building Area
* 0.44 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story * Built 1970 / Renovated 2022
* Sale - Owner User
* 14' Clear Height
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* Fenced Lot

This class C flex building was renovated in 1970 after being built in 2022. It has a total construction area of 10,000 SF on a 0.44-acre site. It has a 14-foot clear height, two dock-high doors, and two grade-level doors.

Survey Item 3 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 12
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Yard
Further Description * 30,000 SF Building Area
* 4.60 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1977
* 24 Hour Access
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 12 FT Clear Height
* 1.83/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 5 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 30,000 SF Warehouse Space
* Loading docks on both floors
* Natural gas and heavy power

This property has an area of 30,000 square feet and occupies a lot measuring 4.60 acres. It is a two-story structure built in 1977 and classified as Class C. The parking ratio is 1.83 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It boasts a clear height of 12 feet and has five dock-high doors. Access to the building is available 24 hours a day. Internally, there is a warehouse space spanning 30,000 square feet, with loading docks on both floors. Moreover, the building is equipped with natural gas and has access to a substantial power supply. On the outside, there is a yard area.

Survey Item 4 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Cherry Hill Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia International Airport
Keyword Selection
Broadway Terminal - Pier 5
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 14
Total Square Feet
Actual: 18500
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 18,500 SF Building Area
* 1.08 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1930
* Sale - Owner User
* Class C Building
* 14' Clear height
* Bus Line
* Fenced Lot
* Signage
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 0.43/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

This property has an 18,500-square-foot building on a 1.08-acre site. Constructed in 1930 with a single tenancy. This single-story Class C structure has a 14-foot clear height, which provides enough vertical space for a variety of applications. The property has two dock-high entrances and two drive-in bays, allowing for faster loading and unloading. There are plenty of parking spaces, with a parking ratio of 0.43 SF. The property resides in an opportunity zone and is also ideally positioned on a bus route, giving staff and clients quick access to public transit. The enclosed property provides additional protection, as does the option for signage.

Survey Item 5 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-95
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16400
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 16,400 SF Building Area
* 5.11 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1968
* Fenced Lot
* Reception
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* Front Loading
* Storage Space
* Class B Building
* Air Conditioning
* City Water & Sewer
* 1.52/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a total area of 16,400 square feet and is situated on a 5.11-acre lot. It consists of one story and was constructed in 1968. Classified as Class B, it has a parking ratio of 1.52 spaces per 1,000 square feet. There are two dock-high doors and three drive-in doors for convenient loading and unloading. The lot is fenced for security, features front loading, a reception area, and additional storage space. It is equipped with air conditioning and operates on natural gas. The property is connected to the city's water and sewer systems. Gas heating is available. Outside, there is a yard area.

Survey Item 6 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 9
Total Square Feet
Actual: 127198
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Further Description * 127,198 SF Building Area
* 17.40 AC Lot Size
* 3 Stories
* Built 1978 / Renovated 1998
* Cross Streets
* Gas Heating
* Single Tenancy
* Security System
* Class B Building
* 9 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* Bio-Tech/ Lab Space
* 1.68/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading

This property is situated on a 17.40-acre parcel boasting 127,198 square feet. It is a three-story structure classified as a class B building and occupied by a sole tenant. Its original construction dates back to 1978, followed by renovations in 1998. It has a parking ratio of 1.68 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a clearance height of 9 feet and a dock-high door for loading purposes. The location is at the intersection of two streets. The premises include dedicated space suitable for biotech or laboratory usage. To enhance security, a comprehensive security system is in place. The building is connected to city water and sewer systems and employs gas heating for temperature control.

Survey Item 7 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Philadelphia International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 25
Total Square Feet
Actual: 139000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 139,000 SF Building Area
* 6.15 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1922
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 25 FT Clear Height
* 4 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property is situated on a 6.15-acre lot and comprises a total area of 139,000 square feet. Its single-story structure was constructed in 1922 and falls under the classification of a Class C building. It features a clear height of 25 feet along with four dock-high doors and three drive-in doors.

Survey Item 8 of 8 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Burlington Pike
Keyword Selection
I-295 & I-95
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Total Square Feet
Actual: 53970
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Further Description * 53,970 SF Building Area
* 9.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1998
* Class B Building
* 1.74/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 22 FT 2 IN Clear Height
* 10 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 4 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* Floor Drains
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* Gas Heating

This property boasts a 53,970-square-foot building area and sits on a 9-acre lot. It consists of a single-story building classified as a Class B building and was constructed in 1998. It has a parking ratio of 1.74 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Additionally, it features a generous clear height of 22 feet and is equipped with 10 dock-high doors and four drive-in doors. Other amenities include floor drains, access to natural gas, city water and sewer connections, gas heating, and a yard area.

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 Philadelphia Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington, Chester, Newark, Middletown, Elkton, Coatesville, Gloucester City, & Woodbury.

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

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