Finding a cheap office in a great location can seem, at times, like you are Tom Cruise in another Mission Impossible movie.
“Your mission, Mister Phelps, should you decide to accept it . . . “
But it is not an impossible task, and we don’t need Tom Cruise to accomplish it.
All we need is Mister Mission Possible, otherwise known as Ron Sturgeon, Fort Worth entrepreneur and self-made multi-millionaire/real estate developer. We’ll let Ron tell it in his own words.
“There’s not much you can do about the price of real estate,” Sturgeon recently said. “Good locations, meaning locations in good areas of a city, will demand high prices. That’s just the real of it. So you then turn your attention to the cost of the building you put on that land and that is something you can affect. We found a way of construction which costs less than wood-frame construction, and we pass that savings on to the consumers by charging less for the office lease.”
It all sounds so simple, but what costs less than wood-frame construction?
Sturgeon continues: “Shipping containers are already constructed. There are millions of them just sitting around not being used. So, we take used containers, retrofit them, make them into offices, warehouses, and shops, and we can offer them at a lower price in high-rent areas of Fort Worth.
And to prove this point, Sturgeon recently developed the first, and only, business park in Fort Worth made entirely from shipping containers, Box Office Warehouse Suites, located in the fastest-growing area of the DFW Metroplex, the Alliance area.
Box Office Warehouse Suites is a business park consisting of thirty-eight business suites made from over 100 shipping containers, professionally-designed by Hue Architecture, and offering all the amenities of any modern business park at some of the lowest leasing prices you’ll find.
The beauty of shipping containers, other than the low construction costs, is the fact that they can be anything you want them to be. Small warehouses, small offices, small makerspaces, shops, and garages, they are all possible with shipping containers. And containers are especially amenable to retail shops for small businesses, as is evident by the two anchor tenants at Box Office Warehouse Suites, namely Happy Bank and Salon & Spa Galleria. It is easy to envision other businesses located there, businesses like law offices, print shops, title companies, insurance agencies, and real estate offices.
This is no pipe dream! It is happening in Fort Worth, cheap offices in a great location, and if it can happen in Fort Worth it can happen in any city across the country. Shipping containers are for real. They offer great value for the leasing cost, and in today’s world that is something you don’t run across very often.
For more information about Box Office Warehouse Suites, visit their website and contact them if you have questions. Check out the accompanying photos and compare their office leasing prices with other comparable properties. Then you’ll begin to realize why the words “shipping container revolution” are so accurate in describing this new commercial real estate movement.