Small Warehouses for Lease and Lease Rates

Within this page below , you can view Small Warehouses for Lease in Austin. The charted information shows the most recent active listings for rent on the market. An Austin small warehouse for lease is defined as a warehouse property that is between 3,500SF and 6,000SF for Clients to utilize our services.

Small Warehouses for Lease and Leasing Rates in Austin

Updated for October 2021, within the 3,000 to 6,000 SF range active listings  are are opening up in 2 sub-markets.  Market vacancy remains low below 7%..

Equally important, near term for 2021 show inventory coming on board with demand being steady from 2020. Secondly, there is low to no change in vacancy rates or rental rates. To help with the market picture, view active inventory on this page using our tracking chart .

Furthermore for tenants, current available inventory provides you more choices in NE and South Austin. Primarily, Vacancy will directly affect lease rates.  Low vacancies for warehouse properties results in higher base lease rates. Key tips:  If you require a smaller warehouse space below 5,000SF with  dock high access are not plentiful! Do not expect a lot of parking accessibility small footprints because  parking , ratios are typically 2-3:1,000,  **Now that COVID is under control, we are expecting the market to remain steady with good demand into the last quarter of 2021.

Smaller Square Footage Warehouses- Locations?

To be noted, Tenants should be as flexible as possible in  when it comes to location preferences for the near term. If you are searching for a small warehouse space below 4,000SF , it does require a 3 yr minimum term for you to utilize our services . Inventory does change quickly , so if you do not see what you are looking for, then please contact us directly.  Sometimes we can uncover potentials that are not viewable on our website. Interested in further resources?

Austin, TX Warehouses for Lease 3,000-6,000 SF October 2021

Locations-By SubmarketSq. Feet Range
(does not include divisible)
Asking Lease Rates- Per Month,
May or May not have NNN
#of Avail Properties- for Lease
Updated for Oct 2021
Central and East 3,600-5,000
* Small spaces below 4,000 SF require a 3 yr term*
$1.08+ NNN-$1.48 + NNN5 Warehouse or Flex spaces No change
Northeast and North to Round Rock and Georgetown3,200-6,000
* Small spaces below 4,000 SF require a 3 yr term*
$0.71 -$1.45 + NNN28 Warehouse or Flex spaces for lease
Up +14 some avail in 3 months
Far Northwest to Cedar Park and Northwest , Leander3,000-5,000
*Small spaces below 4,000 SF require a 3 yr term*
$0.85+NNN-$1.25+ NNN11 Warehouse or Flex spaces avail Up +1
South and Hays Cty3,000-5,993$0.85+ NNN -$2.06+NNN26 Warehouse spaces
Up +2
Southeast and Southwest
*Small warehouse spaces below 4,000 SF require a 3 yr term minimum*
$0.79MG -$1.29 MG7 Warehouse spaces for lease - no change
Austin Warehouse inventory

Industrial Inventory Picture | Austin

Sub-market Inventory Concentration Overview 2021

  • Heaviest concentration areas of warehouse product are : North East, South , Southeast and Northwest. SE and Hays County improved inventory improving.
  • Lowest concentration of inventory: Southwest , Near downtown
  • Under Construction 2.2M Square feet

Small Warehouse Space Expectations- Setting them correctly

When a tenant is looking for a small warehouse space there are common considerations that come into play, they are primarily:

1. Budget- typically if it is low, as a result this is the first thing that will affect how much square footage is available for your needs . Your budget may or can be out of sync in a tight market (low budget) . Low budgets work best in loose markets , not tight ones. When demand is high and supply is low expect higher rates for leasing and higher sales pricing for purchases.

2. In addition your location preferences come into play-flexible or not flexible? If you have to be in a specific area and cannot deviate, than think about your trade-offs. Are you willing to flex in other areas such as cost or size of the warehouse property?

3. Parking requirements-  consequently, don’t have expectations of having more than 3-4 parking spaces per 1,000SF of warehouse space. Finally, less square footage equals lower parking ratios typically.

4.Truck access-likewise, loading and off-loading for smaller footprint warehouse properties typically do not have dock doors or 18 wheeler accessibility or truck courts.

For instance, smaller footprints can provide less versatility regarding numbers 2 thru 5 above. Shire Commercial starts helping “clients” with requirements of 3,500SF and higher. The information we provide in this website gives you an accurate picture of what the current market is like for warehouse space in Austin.  Again, if your requirement falls below 3,500SF, please call or email us to see if we can help you? In some cases we can. For more information click on how we work with You?


Types of Warehouses in Austin

Below is a description of the types of small warehouse spaces that are located in the Austin Market.  Each warehouse property has its own attributes which you can view to see if it fits your parameters.

For more  detailed explanations on Warehouse space in Central Texas , click on the parameter breakdown button below.


Flex Warehouse Space

Flex Warehouse space is one type of warehouse that attracts tenants who would like to occupy this property with lower rental rates than an office based solution. From an office solution standpoint, these warehouse properties provide drop ceilings, 100% HVAC and more office area than a traditional office-warehouse. Typical rent rates for these types of properties are higher than office-warehouse and start leasing at $1.10-$1.20+ psf per month without NNN expenses for 2021.

Office-Showroom Warehouses

Office Showroom Warehouse properties are primarily used for Retail like businesses. Tenants that can use an office and warehouse area with the warehouse being hot while having air-conditioned office spaces. Within the office area, an improvement can be made to allow a business to display their merchandise. Examples of this usage may be flooring, granite counter-tops, automotive accessories, art etc.. The warehouse property rental prices are in between flex warehouses and an office warehouse solution. Expect rental rates to be a bit lower than Flex space.


Office-Warehouse Distribution Space

Office Warehouse distribution space is typically used for tenants seeking larger storage bays along with some office area.  Furthermore, these can fit in either small or large warehouse properties. In addition, when a tenant needs an office-showroom type warehouse configuration which can be accommodated by these types of properties. Typically, these warehouse solutions start with ceiling heights of 18′ and higher. Depending on the size of the warehouse, they may have dock high doors or half dock high accessible entries. Office-warehouse properties below 4000SF tend to not have dock high door accessible entries. Rental rates are primarily NNN and start below $1.00 psf per month on a base lease rate (meaning without NNN expenses).


Bulk Warehouse- Large STorage Areas

Bulk Warehouse Space- or simply stated , “Large” warehouse storage space or large warehouse distribution space that would not be categorized into small warehouses for lease. These properties are primarily utilized for storage with very little to no office are or restrooms available.  Bulk warehouse is a larger property that may start as low as 6,000SF and move up past 40,000SF , it could be used for distribution as well. This type of warehouse solution has lower lease rates than their counterparts but is not as prevalent in Austin compared to office-warehouses and flex warehouse space.