Stiles Construction, a division of the premier full service commercial real estate development firm based in Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce the completed construction of Audi Fort Lauderdale. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by owner Qvale Auto Group (QAG) was held on August 20 to celebrate the opening, at which several VIPs from both the private and public sector were in attendance.
Completed by Stiles Construction, this state-of-the-art four-story dealership located on 1.7 acres at 1200 North Federal Highway was built in approximately 11 months. Boasting a total 160,877 square feet, the dealership features 24,659 square feet of showroom and office administration space, a 27,544-square-foot service and parts center, 108,674-square-foot parking storage to accommodate 300+ cars, 24 mechanical service bays and a second floor car wash with four detail bays.
It is the newest Audi dealership to be erected from QAG. Officially open to the public, the dealership is positioned to be a major game changer in the market. According to Qvale Group, the dealership challenges convention through technology and innovations that will set a new industry standard for dealer operations nationwide.
In addressing the needs of today’s technologically-savvy consumer, function-ability, swiftness and ease in customer service all played an integral role in the design of the new dealership. Audi Fort Lauderdale’s physical showroom clearly reflects the dealership’s increasingly important digital presence, incorporating technology and other features to facilitate a faster transaction time and a more customer-friendly environment.
The dealership’s impressive showroom encompasses two floors with LED lighting and robust Wi-Fi throughout. It also features four customer waiting areas in total, including two lounge seating areas with 65” HDTV’s and another more private lounge seating area open to the showroom. A 100’ semi-circular countertop along the second floor rounds out the customer experience, featuring barstool seating, and power and data connections for charging phones and laptops. A glass-enclosed elevator between the first and second floor allows customers to take in the full view between showroom floors. Located on the second floor of the dealership is a separate vehicle delivery area with special lighting throughout to create a unique delivery experience for customers.
Stiles was a natural choice for the project, having successfully built over 100 automotive projects throughout the Southeast. In the past five years alone, Stiles Construction and Stiles Architectural Group, another division of Stiles, have completed nearly 15 automotive projects totaling two million square feet and over $110 million. These include some of the largest dealerships in North America.
Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm with a clear mission: Invest. Build. Manage. Stiles services include development, construction, tenant improvement, realty, property management, architecture, acquisitions and financing. The company is responsible for more than 43 million square feet of office, residential, industrial, retail and mixed-use projects throughout the southeastern United States. In addition to its core services, Stiles founded the Stiles Property Fund in 2011 as a discretionary value-added real estate fund focused on existing distressed office and retail real estate in Florida. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Stiles has built its footprint throughout Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples/Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville, Florida. The company also maintains a development office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more about Stiles at stiles.com or contact 954-627-9300.