How often do you come across commercial property for lease which can be any of the following: retail space, warehouse, shop, garage, office space for lease, flex space, or makerspace? Traditional thinking says that commercial property is one of those choices, maybe two of them, but certainly not all of them.
And yet a new business park in the Alliance area of North Fort Worth is exactly that!
And that’s not the end of the surprises regarding this new business park.
The business park in question is Box Office Warehouse Suites, and it is owned and operated by local Fort Worth entrepreneur Ron Sturgeon, the owner of over one-million square feet of multi-use commercial property for small businesses. Mister Sturgeon has built the first, and only, business park in Fort Worth made entirely from shipping containers, and his claim to fame in this project is the ability to offer flexibility so that his suites for rent can be practically anything a business person wants them to be.
The two anchor tenants at Box Office Warehouse Suites pretty much prove the point. Happy Bank ATM Center and Salon & Spa Galleria, an established financial institution and a retail outlet, have already signed on for this new business park venture, and many more diverse businesses are sure to follow. And it’s all because of the shipping containers and their unique characteristic of being anything you want them to be, and the attitude of Ron Sturgeon who believes that dreams are meant to come true.
This of course bucks traditional real estate development protocol. Usually a business park is all retail, or all warehouses, or all workshops. Rarely, if ever, are they a combination of several different business categories and undertakings, but Sturgeon is betting on the uniqueness of Box Office Warehouse Suites to change the way small business owners think about industrial property for lease.
“What we offer,” Sturgeon says, “is a unique setting which is affordable and offers great flexibility. Our suites are inexpensive, which automatically make them attractive to small businesses, but they are also eco-friendly and downright funky. We want to take the focus away from traditional thinking and embrace the unique quality of the business park. In essence, we want the business park to attract customers, thus helping any business located there.”
Well, if it uniqueness you want, Box Office Warehouse Suites delivers. Upstairs units have grassy patios. Every unit (remember, we’re talking about retrofitted shipping containers) has bright colors and was designed by Hue Architecture. There are electric car charging stations as well as bike racks, all the modern amenities as well as a funky retro look. What one feels when visiting Box Office Warehouse Suites is a sense of community, like some 1950’s artist colony tucked into a corner of a major city.
Inexpensive . . . eco-friendly . . . flexible . . . funky . . . it is worth taking a look. Contact the leasing agent at Box Office Warehouse Suites and arrange for a tour. You just might change the way you look at business parks.