Carvana, based in Tempe, Arizona, is a leading e-commerce company that sells used cars through an easy-to-use technology internet platform.Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate, who handled the recent transaction confirmed the company will establish a location at 700 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson, Missouri. Kelsey said the 16,540 square-foot facility was for many years a Chevrolet dealership and is still owned by the Brennecke family. More details are forthcoming regarding exactly how Carvana will utilize the former traditional dealership property, but speculation is it will be an auto hub for the unique car dealership for the entire region between St. Louis and Memphis.
The Houston Chronicle dubbed the company the "Amazon of Auto". The company is the fastest growing online used car dealer in the United States and is known for its multi-story car vending machines. Carvana is currently in hypergrowth mode and was recently added to the 2021 Fortune 500 List, one of the youngest companies to be added to the list.The Lorimont broker said he anticipates the company will begin occupying the property in the next few weeks and providing additional details on their operations along with job opening opportunities.