Dock High Warehouse for Sale - San Francisco Metro

Last Updated Feb. 5, 2024

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the San Francisco Metro. Our San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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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Dock-High Loading docks are a trendy type of loading dock. The main reason for this is their versatility: they prevent drivers from maneuvering and save workers and operators time when loading and unloading goods. In addition, they are not at risk of severe storms as long as the warehouse's height is also elevated. The docks are essential when looking for a warehouse to rent or buy, so we recommend choosing properties with Dock-High Loading Docks.

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.

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Survey Item 1 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease,Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Visible from I-880
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 28820
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 16
Maximum: 25
Further Description * 28,820 SF Building Size
* 0.80 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Built 1930
* 1 Story
* Class C building
* 16'-25' Clear Height
* Great Natural Light
* Air Conditioning
* Skylights
* Gas Heating
* City Water & Sewer
* 7 Dock High Doors
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door
* 0.21/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Fenced Parking Area

This building, with a size of 28,820 square feet, is designed for multi-tenant occupancy and is available for sale, catering to both investment opportunities and owner-user preferences. Situated on a 0.80-acre lot, the property holds historical significance, having been built in 1930. This one-story Class C building comprises a total of three units. At the time of the change of ownership, 18,000 square feet will be delivered vacant, offering immediate utility for new occupants. Two tenants currently occupy the remaining 10,820 square feet on month-to-month leases. The building features a varied clear height ranging from 16 to 25 feet, providing flexibility for diverse operational needs. Natural light floods the interior space through skylights, creating an inviting environment complemented by air conditioning. Gas heating further ensures a comfortable and efficient working atmosphere. City water and sewer connections contribute to the utility infrastructure. For logistical operations, the building is equipped with seven dock-high doors and one drive-in/grade-level door. Parking needs are met with a parking ratio of 0.21 spaces per 1,000 square feet, and a fenced parking area adds an additional layer of security to the property.

Survey Item 2 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Interstate 280
Keyword Selection
Highway 101
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 42497
Further Description * 42,497 SF Building Size
* 1.03 AC Lot size
* Sale - Investment
* Built 1965
* 1 Story
* Class C Building
* 18' Clear Ceiling Height
* 2,500 amps Power capacity
* Skylights
* City Water & Sewer
* 4 Dock-High Doors
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 0.12/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

This property encompasses a building size of 42,497 square feet, situated on a 1.03-acre lot, and is currently available for sale as an investment opportunity. Constructed in 1965, this single-story Class C building features an 18-foot clear ceiling height, offering ample vertical space. The available space, totaling 30,082 square feet, is highly functional and can be leased to a single tenant or divided as needed. The facility is equipped with four dock-high doors and two drive-in/grade-level doors, providing versatile access options. With a substantial power capacity of 2,500 amps, the property is well-prepared for various industrial needs. Natural lighting is facilitated by skylights throughout the space. City water and sewer connections contribute to the utility infrastructure of the property. To accommodate parking requirements, the property provides a parking ratio of 0.12 spaces per 1,000 square feet, ensuring ample parking availability for tenants and visitors.

Survey Item 3 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
San Francisco International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 19800
Further Description * 19,800 SF Building Size
* 3.69 AC Lot Size
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Zoned Mixed Use Industrial
* Built 1963
* 1 Story
* Class C Building
* Fire Sprinklers
* Natural Gas
* Fluorescent Lighting
* City Water & Sewer
* 2 Dock High Doors
* 1 Grade Level Door
* 12 Parking Spaces
* Heavy Power: 4000+ Amp Main Panel @ 480/227 volts

This property boasts a spacious 3.69-acre lot and is available for sale, catering to both investment opportunities and owner-user preferences. Zoned as Mixed Use Industrial, the facility, constructed in 1963, is a single-story Class C building. It encompasses a total of 19,800 square feet, featuring a combination of warehouse and office spaces. The structure comprises two units characterized by predominantly open and clear warehouse space. It is well-configured with two dock-high doors and one grade-level door, making it adaptable for various uses. Recent upgrades include a new HVAC system installed in the office space and a new roof for the entire project, enhancing overall functionality. Safety features include fire sprinklers, and the facility is equipped with heavy power, featuring a 4,000-amp main panel at 480/227 volts. Illumination is provided by fluorescent lighting, ensuring a well-lit environment. City water and sewer connections contribute to the property's utility infrastructure. Additionally, the property offers convenience with 12 parking spaces available for use.

Survey Item 4 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
San Francisco International Airport
Keyword Selection
Oakland International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 59170
Further Description * 59,170 SF Building Area
* 2.67 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1970
* Skylights
* Fenced Lot
* Sale - Owner
* Front Loading
* Single Tenancy
* 24 Hour Access
* Class B Building
* 20 FT Clear Height
* City Water & Sewer
* 0.34/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 4 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 5 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property lies on 2.67 acres and has a building space of 59,170 square feet. It has a one-story structure, is designated as a Class B structure, and was built in 1970 with a single tenant. It has a parking ratio of 0.34 spaces per 1,000 square feet, boasts a 20-foot clear height, includes four dock-high doors and five drive-in doors, provides 24-hour access, features a fenced lot, facilitates front loading, incorporates skylights, and is connected to city water and sewer services. Additionally, it includes a yard area.

Survey Item 5 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-680
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 12
Total Square Feet
Actual: 100000
Further Description * 100,000 SF Building Area
* 22.67 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1960 / Renovated 2018
* City water
* Fenced Lot
* Storage Space
* 24 Hour Access
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 12 FT Clear Height
* Bio-Tech/ Lab Space
* Property Manager on Site
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property has a total area of 100,000 square feet and is situated on a 22.67-acre lot. It is a two-story building originally constructed in 1960, and it underwent renovations in 2018. The property falls under the classification of a Class C building. It features a clear height of 12 feet, one dock-high door, three drive-in entrances, 24-hour access, dedicated space for bio-tech or lab usage, a fenced lot, an on-site property manager, storage facilities, access to city water, and a yard area.

Survey Item 6 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-280
Keyword Selection
Port of San Francisco
Keyword Selection
San Francisco International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 30701
Further Description * Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Class B Building
* 0.84 AC Lot Size
* 30,701 SF Building Area
* 2 Stories
* Built 1947
* Single Tenancy
* 6 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 12,335 SF Secured Yard with On-Site Parking

This industrial warehouse with a single tenancy and a building space of 30,701 on 0.84 acres of land. It is a two-story, class B structure that was constructed in 1947 and features with ample drive-in & dock high loading doors.

Survey Item 7 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Oakland International Airport
Keyword Selection
San Francisco International Airport
Keyword Selection
22nd Street Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
San Francisco 4th & King Commuter Rail
Keyword Selection
I-80
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 5190
Price in $
Actual: 3250000
Further Description * $3,250,000
* $626 Price Per SF
* 5,190 SF Building Area
* 0.05 AC Lot Size
* Built 1927
* Sale - Owner User
* 3 Stories
* Class B Building
* 0.39/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* Bus Line
* Walk-in Fridge/Freezer

This 5,190 SF flex building was erected on 0.05 acres of land in 1927. A three-story, class B structure includes two dock-high entrances and two grade-level doors, as well as a 0.39 parking ratio. It is completely leased.

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 San Francisco Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Concord, Berkeley, Antioch, Richmond, Daly City, & San Mateo.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our San Francisco 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 San Francisco, 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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