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Rock County Real Estate

Whether you’re seeking an urban or rural setting, a greenfield or perhaps redevelopment opportunities, Rock County has an extensive industrial Real Estate portfolio that exceeds 30 Million SF. Regardless of a build-to-suit (BTS) or option arrangement, investors and end users alike are guaranteed to encounter a can-do approach from any number of Rock County communities. 

With the vast majority of the ready-to-build Business and Industrial Parks publicly owned, prospective end users enjoy the “developer of choice” approach; thereby, facilitating an expedited transaction process. For those sites that are privately held, solid relationships with existing units of government ensures timely permitting and review processes. Proper zoning, compatible land uses, right-sized utilities, onsite stormwater management and immediate Interstate and/or Rail access provide compelling purchasing reasons. Tax Increment Financing, as well as State of Wisconsin Income Tax Credit Zones, augments the competitive per acre prices that hover slightly above, at or below $1/SF.

In terms of existing Real Estate, the diversity of turnkey choice ranges from seasoned space to modern cross-dock facilities – capable of accommodating intensive cube-height, energy and column spacing requirements. Single or multi-tenant options, with lease-to-purchase and/or financing arrangements, are commonplace. Several facilities possess cranes and/or crane rails, internal railroad sidings, onsite redundant power and contemporary fire suppression features. While subject to tenant-related improvements, credit issues and length of an end user’s commitment, prevailing lease rates generally ranging between $3.65-$5.95/SF/NNN.

The ranges for commercial, office and retail SF varies too – subject to traditional factors such as class rating, location, etc. Currently, this range begins at $7/SF/NNN and increases to more than $25/SF/NNN. On the residential side, healthy transaction volume has enabled housing values to remain affordable. Details regarding Rock County’s commercial, industrial and/or residential Real Estate are highlighted below.