JLL completes managing the construction of the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road in Parsippany for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. The facility serves as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The JLL team obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors Platinum certification for the 32,000-square-foot office and warehouse. 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. 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.
“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: