8 Questions to Ask When Touring Warehouse Space
You Need to Consider Details Like Zoning, Power, and Parking
If your company receives, ships, or stores physical products, then you are going to need to lease warehouse space, whether you use a third-party logistics company or decide to rent your own space.
Before you start searching, it's essential that you determine what your business' specific needs are when it comes to warehouse space, because not every space has the same infrastructure—for example, not all can accommodate 18-wheeler deliveries. Keep in mind, leasing the wrong space can cost you thousands, so you and your broker should do your due diligence—don't just rely on what the landlord's listing agent tells you.
Once you have a notion of your ideal size, layout, location, and budget, you are ready to begin your warehouse search and start touring spaces.
There are a lot of nuances to consider, so it's important to clarify the details when considering a space. Here are eight essential questions to ask before leasing a warehouse:
These questions just scratch the surface, but when searching and touring warehouse spaces, it's important that you know what you are evaluating and what specific information you need. If you are not experienced in this area, then consider hiring someone who is.
About the Author: Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith is the owner of Austin Tenant Advisors and has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 13 years. He exclusively represents tenants and buyers in the search, selection, negotiation, and occupancy of office, retail, and warehouse space throughout the Austin metro area.