Crane-Served Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Portland Metro

Last Updated June 4, 2024

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

  • An overview of crane-served warehousing.
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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 Portland Metro. Our Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland . 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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The logistics and manufacturing sectors require specialized industrial properties, ample square footage or space or adequate Loading Docks, and elements such as cranes, which optimize and speed up processes. The lumber industry, one of the most important in Oregon and neighboring Washington, is also of great help to sawmills, as it allows them to move large loads quickly. Whether you need to buy or rent a property with a crane in the Portland MSA, you can enjoy the tax advantages of Oregon (no income tax) and Washington (no income tax on individuals or corporations).

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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 Portland, 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland, 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 Portland 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.

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Survey Item 1 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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fronts NE 82nd Ave
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 16818
Further Description * 16,818 SF Building Size
* 9,420 SF Industrial Space Available
* 0.70 AC Lot Size
* CG/R5, Portland Zoning
* Built 1948
Masonry Construction
* Heavy Power
* Fluorescent Lighting
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* Off-Street Parking

Sitting on a 0.70-acre lot, this property was constructed in 1948 with sturdy masonry construction. It offers multiple tenancies within its 16,818 square feet of building space. Currently, there are 9,420 square feet of industrial space available for lease. It features heavy power capabilities and is illuminated by fluorescent lighting. Additionally, it is equipped with a 3-ton bridge crane, facilitating efficient lifting operations. For convenient access, it has two drive-in bays. Off-street parking is available to accommodate tenants and visitors.

Survey Item 2 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Close Highway 217
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Near Interstate 5
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 11375
Office Square Feet
Actual: 360
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Further Description * 11,375 SF Building Size
* 360 SF Office space
* 0.51 AC Lot Size
* I-P Zoning
* Built 1984
* Metal Construction
* T-5 lighting
* 16’ Clear Height
* 5” Warehouse Floor
* 5-ton bridge crane
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 6 Standard Parking Spaces
* Power Supply: 400 Amp, 208 Volt, 3 Phase

Constructed in 1984, this property features metal construction and spans 11,375 square feet on a 0.51-acre lot with I-P zoning. It includes 360 square feet of dedicated office space, providing essential administrative functions. With a power supply of 400 amps at 208 volts, three-phase, the property supports various industrial operations. T-5 lighting fixtures illuminate the premises efficiently, ensuring visibility and energy efficiency. The property boasts a clear height of 16 feet and is equipped with a robust 5-inch warehouse floor, providing durability and stability. Additionally, a 5-ton bridge crane with a 25-foot reach under the hook is available for lifting tasks. Convenient access is provided by an oversized street-level door, facilitating loading and unloading operations. The property also offers six standard parking spaces for tenants and visitors alike.

Survey Item 3 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Portland International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 247664
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5700
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 38
Further Description * 247,664 SF Building Size
* 122,310 SF of Industrial Space Available
* 25.21 AC Lot Size
* IH, Portland Zoning
* Built 1980
* Masonry Construction
* 38' Clear Height
* 5,700 SF office space
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Natural Gas
* City Water & Sewer
* Rail Served
* 4 Grade-Level Doors
* Multiple 5/10T Interior Crane
* 8 Acres of Available Yard Area
* 10T Outdoor Gantry Crane with 35FT Hook Height

The property boasts a building spanning 247,664 square feet, offering multi-tenancy options, and is situated on an expansive 25.21-acre lot. It is zoned as IH (Industrial Heavy), following construction in 1980 with sturdy masonry construction. Currently, it offers a total of 122,310 square feet and is designated for industrial use, with the flexibility to be divided into six bays, each spanning 20,000 square feet. Additionally, there are 5,700 square feet of second-story office space equipped with an elevator for accessibility. Throughout the property, LED lighting ensures efficient illumination, while heavy power capabilities support various industrial operations. Access is facilitated by four oversized grade-level doors with interior drive-lanes, enhancing logistical efficiency. The facility is equipped with multiple 5/10-ton single and double block interior cranes, boasting a hook height of 22 feet, as well as a 10-ton outdoor gantry crane with a hook height of 35 feet. Further enhancing functionality, there is a 40-foot truck scale and fuel station on-site. Additionally, the property offers eight acres of available yard area, which can be leased separately. It features active UPRR rail access with a spur into the warehouse and is fully fenced, ensuring security and control over the premises.

Survey Item 4 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Bonita Rd & SW 72nd Ave
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I-5 and Highway 217 in Tigard
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 78000
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1383
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 22
Further Description * 14,972 SF Industrial Space
* 8.25 AC Lot Size
* Built 1991
* IL Zoning
* Fully sprinkled
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 22' Clear Height
* 1,383 SF office space
* 14 Exterior Dock Doors
* 20 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* Volts: 277-480 Phase: 3 Power Supply
* Energy efficient T5HO fluorescent lighting

This property sits on an 8.25-acre lot and boasts a building size of 78,000 square feet, which is divided into multiple units. It was erected in 1991 and currently offers 14,972 square feet of industrial space in accordance with IL zoning regulations. It is equipped with a three-phase power supply at voltages of 277–480 volts. The building features a clear height of 22 feet and includes 14 exterior dock doors and five drive-in bays. There are 20 standard parking spaces available on-site, and the property is fully sprinklered for fire safety. Inside, energy-efficient T5HO fluorescent lighting is installed, and the property also has 1,383 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 5 of 5 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
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Willamette River
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Cathedral Park in St. Johns
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 18600
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4800
Further Description * 18,600 SF Building Size
* 0.53 AC Lot Size
* Built 2007
* Metal Constructed
* CM3 Zoning
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 7 Standard Parking Spaces
* Crane Served
* Amps: 800 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

This newly constructed property with a functional two-story brick office building and attached warehouse offer ample space for a variety of uses. With a generous building size of 18,600 square feet and a lot size of 0.53 acres that was erected in 2007 equipped with modern facilities and amenities. Additional features include three automatic drive-in bays and an overhead crane. The building also has complete HVAC coverage, ensuring that the temperature and air quality are always optimal. With 800 amps, 480 volts, and a 3-phase, 4-wire power supply that can support heavy machinery and equipment. Finally, seven standard parking spaces offer convenience and accessibility for staff and customers alike.

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 Portland. There are also several issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Oversized Doors
  • Rollup Doors
  • Hoists

There are several cities included in the Portland Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Portland, Vancouver, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Tualatin, West Linn, & Forest Grove.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Portland 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 we know 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 Portland, 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.

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Our job is to find a selection of Crane Warehouses for Lease Or Rent in the Portland 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 Portland Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our Portland Metro Area.

If you like what you see here and you have a Crane Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Portland, or any other property or space you want to put on the market, please contact us and we'll provide you with a no-obligation listing consultation. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget to the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or use our listing information form to send us your contact information and a summary of your property.

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