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  • Writer's pictureTom Miller, CCIM

The Easiest Way to Save Money on a Warehouse

What differentiates one warehouse from the next? From the outside – and to the outsider – they all look the same. Big. Lots of doors. High ceilings. But look a little closer, and the differences start to show themselves. Still, there are a number of differentiators that aren’t easily seen, and understanding exactly what you need in a warehouse – and what you don’t – can save you a lot of money.

If your goal is simply finding a warehouse that meets your needs and that’s it, the second step should be always be to secure it at a competitive lease rate with favorable terms for you as the tenant. The first step is to be  very clear of warehouse categories and classifications. To that end, we created a spreadsheet that outlines the differences between class A, B and C warehouses, and we make this available to everyone. Our free guide will help you determine what warehouse class is the best fit for your needs, which means you’re better able to understand which available properties are worth considering as you begin your property search.

A golden rule in real estate is location, location, location, and it applies across the board. Varying jurisdictions mean varying authorities governing those jurisdictions, a factor you’ll want to note, as well as whether a warehouse is situated in a flood plane or if it’s AE, X or X shaded. The individual characteristics of a warehouse, including but not limited to things like base rent, operating costs, eave height, sprinkler systems, column spacing, truck courts, trailer parking and dock count, all  separate one building from the next. Understanding which warehouse characteristics pertain to which classification means you can eliminate facilities that won’t serve your need. That saves you both time and money.

Download our free Warehouse Classifications Guide now. Its purpose is to clearly and comprehensively define the differences between warehouses so that you are better informed about what will best suit you. And that makes it the easiest way to save money on a warehouse.

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