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Jones Lang LaSalle Breaks Ground on Lexus Facility in Parsippany, NJ

Firm oversees construction of Northeast office/training facility, sustainability efforts for Toyota Motor Services

PARSIPPANY, NJ, June 24, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle broke ground in early April on the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road in Parsippany, NJ. The 32,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility will serve as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

JLL was retained by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. in September 2012 to provide project management services for the construction of the facility, and to spearhead efforts to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors certification for the facility.

The JLL team overseeing the project management assignment is led by Jerry Sullivan, senior project manager, and supported by Eric Brown, project manager. The group handling LEED certification is led by Dana Schneider, senior vice president, and includes Jasmine Davis, project manager.

“JLL has a longstanding brokerage relationship throughout the United States with TMS,” said Sullivan. “While the company has regularly outsourced for project management support, TMS’s real estate executives were particularly impressed with our local experience, our attention to detail and our strength managing complex projects with LEED initiatives.”

The Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility will encompass approximately 20,000 square feet of administrative and presentation space, and 10,000 square feet of high-end training space, with 16 high-tech training bays. The facility will allow TMS to train up to 16 different teams simultaneously with a great deal of flexibility. The facility was designed so that trainers can place cars right into the training rooms to demonstrate the latest Lexus diagnostic and service equipment and techniques.

JLL has incorporated sustainable construction practices into the completion of the project. These efforts include:

  • Daylight sensors in office and warehouse space
  • Zoning controls, for more than 75 percent of the space
  • Efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning units that meet the high-performance efficiency requirements
  • Plug stations for high efficiency cars
  • 40 percent reduction in water usage
  • 20 percent reduction in energy usage
  • The construction manager salvaged construction materials that were repurposed by Habitat for Humanity for future projects

JLL broke ground on the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility in early April, with construction expected to be completed in late August.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 1,600 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2012, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 23.8 million square feet in lease transactions, arranged capital markets transactions valued at $1.57 billion, managed projects valued at nearly $7.0 billion, and oversaw a property and facilities management portfolio of 102.1 million square feet and an agency leasing portfolio of 76.0 million square feet.

About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers. Toyota directly employs more than 34,000 people in the U.S. and sold more than 2.2 million vehicles in 2008.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit