It sounds simple enough, looking for a warehouse for rent, right? You find listings, or you call a broker, you drive around in your car, you find one which looks right, and you rent it.
But do you know exactly what you should be looking for in a warehouse for rent? That’s what this article is all about, brought to you by Fort Worth Design District, the hottest haven of commercial properties and industrial space for lease in the Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-439-3224 for more information.
Now, though, let’s talk about searching for a quality warehouse for rent or office warehouse for rent.
It begins with your specific needs
No search for any warehouse for rent should even begin without a detailed list of your specific needs. Leasing a warehouse is a crucial business decision. The literal health of your company depends on your finding the best industrial space for your company. There are many warehouses to choose from, so don’t rush this decision. Start looking early, look at many, and choose wisely based on your needs.
This is one of those things many business owners do not consider. They assume rather than investigate. Is the warehouse in question zoned for your particular business? It’s easy to find out, one quick phone call to the city or county will provide the answer you need.
Not all warehouses are the same regarding electric capabilities. They are not all wired the same. Make sure the warehouse you rent has the wiring and electric power necessary to run any machinery you might need for your business.
Room enough for loading and unloading
Warehouses mean trucks. They mean unloading and loading trucks. You will need ample room, outside of the warehouse, for large trucks to maneuver with the product that you need, and the product you are shipping.
Is the floor of the warehouse capable of handling the weight of the machinery you will operate on that floor? Most business owners do not check on this item. They assume that all warehouse floors are strong enough to handle any machinery. That assumption is a false one.
Let’s say the best thing happens, and your business flourishes in that warehouse you are leasing. Let’s say five years down the road, you will need to expand your business. Will it be possible to expand next to the warehouse you are renting? Are there similar warehouses available close to the one you are considering? Or would you have to move your business, once more, to a completely new location?
You are not only renting for the present; you are also renting for the future.
There are quite a few more things we believe are important before you rent a warehouse, but these, we believe, are the most important. Happy Hunting!
A word about Fort Worth Design District
The Fort Worth Design District is actually three business parks within a forty-acre space in the Alliance Area of North Fort Worth. Those business parks are Box Office Warehouse Suites, Paddock Place Office Suites, and the Golden Triangle Business Park. Call us for anything you need, from an office to rent to a shop for rent to a retail space for lease. We have what you need at a price you can afford.