PARSIPPANY, NJ—Jones Lang LaSalle has broken ground on the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road in Parsippany, N.J., which will serve as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
In September 2012, Jones Lang LaSalle was retained by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) to provide project management services for the construction of the facility, as well as to lead efforts to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors certification for the facility. The Jones Lang LaSalle 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.
Upon completion, which is expected in late August, the facility will total 32,000 sq. ft., including 20,000 sq. ft. of administrative and presentation space and 10,000 sq. ft. of training space equipped with 16 training bays. The facility will allow TMS to train up to 16 different teams simultaneously.
Sustainable features of the property will include daylight sensors in office and warehouse space; zoning controls; high-performance, high-efficiency HVAC systems; plug stations for high-efficiency cars; salvaged construction materials that can be reused by Habitat for Humanity on future projects.