Toyota of Downtown Los Angeles Celebrates Grand Opening

New Urban Dealership Redefines Efficiency and Customer Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2018 – Construction on the new Toyota Dealership of Downtown Los Angeles is complete and open for business. The 4-tier, 302,000-square-foot facility features a 30,000-foot, 2-story showroom with vehicle display, a 45-bay below grade service department, work stations for 85 employees, 550 parking stalls and a wholesale and retail parts boutique. Located at the corner of Figueroa and Washington, the dealership is one of the nation’s busiest, and features vertical integration of dealership elements, with the first below grade service department for Toyota. The expansive 60,000-square-foot mechanical shop will service up to 200 vehicles per day. 

“We are very excited that our downtown LA Toyota customers now have a state-of-the art facility” said Elay Sung, COO of the DTLA Auto Group. “It features easy access from the 10 and 110 freeways, and superior visibility. The elegant new store design reflects our welcoming culture - very open and efficient.”

The 1.6-acre site is located on the southwest corner of Figueroa and Washington. Construction was executed in 16 months and included 103 concrete pours, 34,000 pounds of steel, 1,050 light fixtures, and 1,100 personnel working 76,000 man hours.

“We are so pleased with the quality and sophistication of this new, expanded facility that vertically integrates the uses to maximize efficiency. It is truly cutting edge,” said Abbey Ehman with Trammell Crow Company’s SoCal-Los Angeles Business Unit. “One of the project goals was to create a pedestrian-oriented front door that opens onto the adjacent sidewalk and greets guests with an inviting hospitality-oriented space, designed with sustainability and comfort in mind.”
 
Trammell Crow Company was the master developer of the building. The project architect is PDS Architects, ConAm Building Company served as the contractor and Ware Malcom provided tenant improvement architecture and interior design. 


About Lithia Motors
Lithia Motors, Inc. is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States and is among the fastest growing companies in the Fortune 500 with 169 stores representing 30 brands in 18 states. Publicly traded (NYSE: LAD) and #318 on the Fortune 500, Lithia is the nation’s fourth largest auto retailer. Lithia also offers vehicles online and through their nationwide retail network. Our “Growth Powered by People” strategy drives us to innovate and continuously improve the customer experience.

In August 2017, Lithia Motors, Inc. acquired the Downtown Los Angeles Auto Group (“DTLA”), comprised of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Toyota stores located in downtown Los Angeles and a Nissan store in nearby Carson. DTLA is a very large group w/seven stores, joining other store groups under the Lithia umbrella. Lithia intends to help DTLA realize its full potential which includes upgrading facilities where possible.

About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired more than 2,600 buildings valued at more than $60 billion and over 565 million square feet. As of September 30, 2016, TCC had $7.1 billion of projects in process and $3.7 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential, through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development or providing incentive-based fee development services.

TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). For more information, visit www.TrammellCrow.com.
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