If you are in the market to lease or purchase industrial real estate for your business or if you are looking to acquire industrial properties to lease out to other businesses, the commercial real estate specialists at OKC Commercial Properties are here to make sure that you get the best property at the best deal. Industrial spaces come in all shapes and sizes and are built for a variety of purposes. Our goal is to help you find a turnkey industrial property that matches the size and scope of your operation, no matter how simple or complex it might be. When you are in the market for commercial property in general, and industrial real estate in particular, it is important to find a team that is knowledgeable about all the different types of properties available. We are here to help you find the perfect match for your business. Industrial real estate is a unique subset of commercial real estate and requires expertise surrounding the different types available. OKC Commercial Properties will provide you their availability within the market you are operating in, as well as the specific zoning requirements of each building type. There are three major categories of industrial real estate properties: manufacturing, storage and distribution, as well as flex space

Manufacturing

According to the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, also known as NAIOP, manufacturing properties include those described as either heavy manufacturing or light manufacturing. Heavy manufacturing buildings are much larger than their light manufacturing counterparts and can range anywhere from tens of thousands of square feet to hundreds of thousands. These types of industrial properties are very large because the businesses that occupy them often need large, specialized equipment, have significant energy needs, and require multiple loading docks. Something to consider when it comes to heavy manufacturing real estate is that these properties often require significant overhauls when purchased because the exact specifications of the building needs to be tailored to the needs of your business and your equipment. Light manufacturing properties are much smaller than their heavy manufacturing cousins and typically require a lot less work to transition to new owners. That is because the products or parts being assembled are usually smaller and require less space-consuming machinery. There are some things that buildings designated for heavy manufacturing and light manufacturing have in common. Manufacturing buildings typically have less than 20% of the building dedicated to office space, loading docks to help with shipping anything produced onsite, and ceilings taller than ten feet. While the ins-and-outs of purchasing a piece of commercial real estate for manufacturing might seem daunting, the professionals at OKC Commercial Properties are able to walk you through the entire process. We will help you search for the perfect building, negotiate the perfect deal, and sign on the dotted line.

Storage & Distribution

Storage and distribution properties are commercial properties where goods are stored and shipped to their final location. These include distribution warehouses, general warehouses and truck terminals. Distribution warehouses are properties where products are sent, so that they can be shipped to their final destination. The entire goal of these facilities is to get products to consumers or retailers as quickly as possible. When looking for distribution warehouses, you typically want them to be located near transportation hubs, such as major freeways, railroads, and/or airports. General warehouses are not as location dependent as distribution warehouses, since they are mostly used to store parts and products for longer periods of time. This gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of where the property is located. Truck terminals have a lot less storage space than the other types of warehouses, as they are used as intermediate locations to transfer goods from one truck to another. In these types of industrial properties, the entire facility is dedicated to having enough space for lots of trucks and are built around making it easy to load and offload products quickly. One thing that these industrial real estate properties have in common is that less than 20% of the storage and distribution building is devoted to office space.

Flex Space

Flex space properties typically devote the most square footage to office spaces. Usually this is over 30% of the overall building. Flex space properties are often used for research and development, data centers or showrooms. Commercial real estate properties used for research and development have a lot of needs that vary from organization to organization. Typically, research and development locations require the building to be outfitted for some light manufacturing of products, labs to test the products, as well as offices to manage the research. Data centers are usually very large and act as the information hubs for large organizations. This means that they have specialized electrical needs, advanced cooling systems to protect the various computers, and robust security systems to protect the valuable data being stored. Showrooms offer companies a location for consumers or retailers to view and purchase products. In addition to the sales floor, they also need warehousing and office spaces. If you are looking for a new property for your furniture showroom or car dealership, then showrooms are exactly what you are in the market for.

No matter what type of business you operate or what type of industry you are in, our team at OKC Commercial Property can help you find the best building to help your organization grow. Tell us what you need, and we will work with you to find the perfect place to make your dreams a reality.

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