Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Portland Metro

Last Updated Nov. 27, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Portland Metro. Our Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 an essential element when it is time to choose an industrial property. If it is a small industrial property, it must have at least one elevated dock, regardless of whether it has Grade-Level docks. In more significant industrial properties, having several Dock-High Loading Docks is necessary and mandatory. Irrespective of whether you will rent or buy an industrial property, it is best to choose one with Dock-High Docks, as they are safer than other types of docks and speed up the processes of loading and unloading goods.

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 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-5
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I-84
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I-405
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 21
Total Square Feet
Actual: 21650
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Rail Served
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Sprinklered
Further Description * Sale - Owner User
* Class C Building
* 0.78 AC Lot Size
* 21,650 SF Building Area
* 1 Story
* Built 1956
* Single Tenancy
* 0.37/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 21' Clear Height
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In/Grade-Level Door
* 480v 3-Phase Power Supply
* Fully Sprinklered
* 4 Dock High Doors
* Bus Line
* Commuter Rail
* Floor Drains
* Signage
* City Water
* City Sewer

This is a one-story, 21,650 SF class C industrial building built in 1956 with a total lot size of 0.78 acres and a single tenancy. The building includes a 0.37 parking ratio, a 21-foot clear ceiling height, three dock-high doors, and one grade-level door.

Survey Item 2 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Portland International Airport
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Port of Portland
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Single Tenant
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A/C Warehouse
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * Sale - Investment NNN
* 6.14% Cap Rate
* Class B Building
* 1.28 AC Lot Size
* 34,440 SF Building Area
* 1 Story
* Built 1973
* Single Tenancy
* 0.73/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 6 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* Bus Line
* Security System
* Signage
* Air Conditioning
* Paved Parking Area

A single story concrete tilt-up class B industrial building was originally constructed in 1973 and went through a significant overhaul in 2017. The renovation made includes office remodel, lighting, sprinkler systems, drainage, sewer, interior and exterior paint, ADA improvements and much more. Also, the building served with six docks and 1 grade with room for semi-trailer loading doors.

Survey Item 3 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-5 freeway
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 4711
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Yard
Further Description * 4,711 SF Building Size
* Single Tenancy
* 0.23 AC Lot Size
* Built 1949
* Class C Building
* 1 Story
* 1 Dock-High Door
* 2.12/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* well-maintained office/warehouse setup

This property, featuring a 4,711-square-foot building on a 0.23-acre lot, is structured for single tenancy, offering a dedicated and exclusive space for a business's operations. Built in 1949, the building carries a historical charm and is classified as a Class C structure, blending enduring construction with adaptability. The one-story layout of the building is complemented by a well-maintained office/warehouse setup, providing a seamless and professional environment. Additionally, it offers a supplementary storage room along with a dock-high door, ensuring convenient loading and enhancing efficiency for various industrial or commercial activities. A noteworthy asset is the property's generous parking spaces and strategic placement near a bus line, catering to both employees and customers who rely on public transportation. Moreover, there are opportunities for signage, allowing businesses to enhance their visibility and brand exposure.

Survey Item 4 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Gable Rd / Old Portland Rd
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Total Square Feet
Actual: 406370
Property Feature Keywords
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Single Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * 406,370 SF Building Area
* 173.48 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1940
* Waterfront
* Fenced Lot
* Natural Gas
* Gas Heating
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* Sale - Owner User
* Opportunity Zone
* 24 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* 10 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 4 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a total area of 406,370 square feet and is situated on a 173.48-acre plot. It stands as a one-story building, constructed in 1940, and is currently leased to a single tenant. It is classified as a Class B establishment and has several features, including a clear height of 24 feet, ten dock-high doors, and four drive-in entrances. It is strategically situated within an opportunity zone and features a fenced lot with waterfront access. The property is equipped with natural gas, city water and sewer services, and gas heating. Additionally, it includes 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 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 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 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 Dock High Warehouses for Sale 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.

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