Is your business ready to grow? Then leasing or buying a warehouse is a logical next step. The need for expansion is usually a logical consequence for companies that are busy working on their further development. Or do you see the purchase of a warehouse rather as a profitable real estate investment? Oreon Properties assists you with advice in every step of the warehouse renting/leasing or selling/buying process.
The big advantage of a warehouse is that it is a particularly versatile type of business premises. As storage space, for logistic purposes, or for business: the options are unlimited. Warehouses are available in different surface areas, capacities, heights, etc. You can also convert the warehouse to offices or studios by erecting walls, partitions or other facilities that are usually easy to install. Several old warehouses or business premises located in city centres are being converted to static offices or lofts.
You are advised, however, to also consider the facilities already present in the warehouse. Make sure, for example, that you choose a warehouse that has sufficient, and preferably also some reserve, capacity. Check that the ceiling is high enough, not only for stacking goods, but also for possible transport systems, lighting, or freight transport. Is the floor required to withstand heavy loads? Then make sure to check the bearing capacity of the floor and watch out for floor heating. Installing racking or machines on the floor will then be virtually excluded. Will the warehouse accommodate any offices? If yes, insulation and suitable air conditioning are indispensable. A heavy cost that tends to be overlooked is the mandatory use of windows and walls with a higher fire resistance class.
If yes, insulation and suitable air conditioning are indispensable. A heavy cost that tends to be overlooked is the mandatory use of windows and walls with a higher fire resistance class.
A building must be easily adaptable to future activities with a minimum of costs. For warehouses this translates into clear height, but also in flexible modification of the warehouse space to office space ratio. For all modifications that impact the structure of the building, always consult an architect to ensure the solidity of the structure.
When considered carefully, investing in a warehouse, storage space or shed is a worthwhile choice. To ensure a smooth renting process, there are a few factors that must be borne in mind. Thus, for example, employees can only be employed in a warehouse that conforms to the EPB standards for heated/cooled facilities. In the case of a new build warehouse, the activity of the tenant of the business premises will have an impact on the return. For storage, a provisioning contract can be used and the recovered VAT of the construction works need not be refunded. In the case of a production activity, the investor must refund the VAT.
Oreon Properties offers you an unparalleled insight into the property market. If you are interested in renting/leasing or selling/purchasing property, make sure to contact us for tailored advice and a thorough analysis of the available options. Our extensive database allows us to find the commercial property you are looking for.
Oreon Properties also provides a broad range of options for investors. Whether you are renting property or buying land, Oreon Properties prepares an in-depth analysis for you. In addition, you get a comprehensive assessment of the return and the potential risks.