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Success in the automotive industry requires a successful real estate strategy. Create your strategy with our Automotive Advisory Group.

Industry knowledge and expertise

Cushman & Wakefield’s Automotive Advisory Group taps decades of experience with automotive manufacturers, dealership owners and operators to address the unique challenges of the traditional, yet ever evolving automotive industry. Our auto industry experts work in partnership with you to develop an integrated, end-to-end real estate strategy that lowers costs and improves operational efficiencies. The result? On track and dependable results for your projects, transactions and administrative processes.

We tailor our approach to each automotive manufacturer, supplier, distributor or retailer, providing assistance along the entire supply chain—from production to point of sale. Our full-service platform includes supply chain and logistics consulting, labor analysis, infrastructure planning, site selection, project / construction management, facilities management and government credits / incentives negotiation.

Great lease rates and terms for your business are always important —but we go a step further to create competitive advantages with additional services, including:

  • Labor Studies. Demographic and economic data to recommend where your required workforce is available for the right cost and time frame.
  • Customized 3PL Services & Solutions. Maximize your supply chain performance using our 3PL expertise and relationships within the industry.
  • Property Tax Services. We offer property-specific tax services unique to the automotive industry.
  • Build-to-Suit / Project Management. We provide decision support and guidance for new facility construction, project planning and execution, selecting a new facility and property / facility due diligence.
  • Business Incentives. We take a proactive, strategic and confidential approach to winning location incentives.
  • Facilities Management Services. We help you drive down facility operating expenses and increase facility efficiency. 
  • Valuation & Advisory Services. In addition to appraisal services, we have professionals who specialize in machinery and equipment, cost segregation, and property tax services within the auto industry.

Our Automotive Advisory professionals also have the experience and knowledge to successfully execute transparent, seamless transactions that maximize the value of your real estate holdings and dealership assets. Whether you’re selling a dealership, bringing in a new partner or refinancing debt, the foundation for any transaction is your real estate. Our automotive industry experts provide:

  • Buy / Sells
  • Partner Buyouts
  • Equity solutions
  • Debt Restructurings
  • Mortgages
  • Floorplan
  • Term Debt
  • Sale-Leasebacks

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