Light Industrial Property

Industrial property is typically a broader term for a set of property types that are available. Of course, an industrial property can be very specific and unique with certain sub categories, such as a light industrial property.

Light industrial property class

Light industrial units or properties tend to be used by organisations and businesses that produce or manufacture end user products and goods. The overall production is much more consumer focused as opposed to the business focused direction of most heavy industrial companies. In other words, light industry products are those that can be used by end users straightaway. Another way to look at light industrial is that the products are in general higher in volume and have lower value.

Light industrial properties are frequently more modern units of the type that you may find on industrial parks. Environmental impact in terms of pollution is generally minimal. Therefore light industrial properties are often permitted to be located near residential areas.

One of the main advantages of a light industrial property over a heavy industrial property is its lower capital requirements, which makes it easier for you as the property buyer or renter to enter the market.

Examples of light industrials include;

  • Footwear
  • Home goods
  • Electronic equipment
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Food
  • Tobacco

In most cases, light industrials require a large varied number of employees and this is something you will have to think about if your plan is to start a manufacturing business following buying or renting a light industrial property. This also means, by owning a light industrial property, it can potentially have a significant positive impact on the economies of the area that you decide to locate in as a large number of new jobs could be created.

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