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Firm finishes management of construction of 32,000-SF Northeast office/training center for Toyota Motor Sales; achieves LEED Platinum for project
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, April 17, 2014 — JLL has recently completed managing the construction of the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road in Parsippany, N.J., for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. The team obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors Platinum certification for the 32,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility, which will serve as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. This is the first LEED Platinum project for the Lexus area training center program.
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 LEED CI certification for the facility. The company broke ground on the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility in early April 2013.
The JLL team overseeing the project management assignment was led by Jerry Sullivan, managing director, and Eric Brown, project coordinator. LEED certification coordination was led by Dana Schneider, senior vice president, and Jasmine Davis, project manager.
The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early December 2013 that was attended by the mayor of Parsippany. At the event, the TMS USA real estate and design team proudly stated that this new design and LEED certification will support their efforts to implement new ideas and concepts for all future training facilities.“Lexus, with its design team of Ware Malcomb, had the vision to transform this aging warehouse site into a highly functional and technologically advanced sales office and training facility,” said Sullivan. “Working with such support vendors as Snap-On, KEA, Langan and Hollister Construction, along with the push for excellence and performance by the client, the building was converted into a highly efficient and multi-functional facility for the firm’s area managers and trainers.”
The Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility is comprised of 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 allows 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.
The project team incorporated sustainable construction practices into the completion of the project, including: • 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• 40 percent reduction in water usage• 20 percent reduction in energy usage• Construction materials were salvage and repurposed by Habitat for Humanity for future local area projects
JLL is a leader in the northern/central New Jersey commercial real estate market, with more than 500 professionals and support staff providing agency leasing, tenant representation, industrial services, strategic consulting, project and development services, property management and investment sales/capital markets services to New Jersey's leading corporate tenants, investors and landlords. The firm, which assists clients from three full-service offices in Parsippany, Iselin (Metropark) and East Rutherford, also acts as local service provider for JLL global and national corporate clients in need of real estate assistance in New Jersey.
About Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) 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 JLL JLL (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 $4 billion, JLL operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.6 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
George Shea, Mark Faris - Shea Communications