26 February 2024

  • New office marks expansion of JLR’s engineering operation in Portland to focus on global advancement of software development and user experience design – a key element in the delivery of the luxury vehicle manufacturer’s Reimagine strategy
  • Opening Summer 2024, the new 50,000 sq. ft. office is developed by Langley Investment and managed by The Instant Group

MAHWAH, N.J. ‑ February 26, 2024 – JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) is developing a new cutting‑edge facility in Portland, Ore. dedicated to further enhancing the company’s software development and product engineering innovation. This new office represents the luxury car manufacturer’s renewed commitment to Portland where it has operated an office since 2013 as a key component of JLR’s Product Engineering network.

Developed by Langley Investment, a private real estate investment company, 80 JLR employees will be based at the new 50,000 sq. ft. office which will take residency at the Redfox Commons, nestled in Portland’s vibrant Northwest district. The complex, which will be managed by The Instant Group, has distinguished design features that have been noted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award and the DeMuro Award for Excellence in Preservation, Resue, and Revitalization, among others.

I'm super excited to share that we are expanding our software hub in Portland, USA as we grow our global software development capabilities. The new cutting‑edge facility is central to developing innovative technology to advance software development and user experience design – a key element in how we deliver a modern luxury experience for our clients. There is a wealth of tech skills in Portland which we can explore, ensuring we harness the best talent for JLR.

Thomas Mueller
Executive Director, Product Engineering

JLR first opened an office in Portland in 2013 and has since laid down deep roots through partnerships with government and regulatory agencies, participation in technology and industry advocacy groups, and support of nonprofits supporting access to technology, workforce training for underrepresented groups, and community betterment.

This expansion is an exciting moment for our Portland operation as we continue our work designing the digital space, including user facing features known and loved by users of JLR’s brands and vehicles, and supporting partners on the west coast. We’re proud of the talent at our facility that delivers the latest technology to address critical driving information, infotainment, speech interaction, and more that are of high importance to our customers.

Blake Lyman
Senior Director of Software Engineering & Site Operations

We are pleased to deliver a long‑term, single‑tenant credit lease to our investors. The commitment from Jaguar Land Rover to Redfox Commons is a major accomplishment for Portland and bodes well for the future.

Anna Langley
Principal, Langley Investment

Having worked with us on multiple Managed Offices around the world, JLR sought our delivery expertise and operational capability to amplify their culture and brand in Portland. We are thrilled that our Managed Office solution enabled our client to land their ideal R&D workspace and achieve their financial objectives while easing the build‑out and driving the office experience upon occupancy.

Nestor Eliadis
EVP of Real Estate & Development, The Instant Group

JLR and The Instant Group were represented by Daren Duke of Colliers International and Langley Investment was represented by Tom Usher of Cushman & Wakefield and Alexandra Henderson and Grant Guernsey of Kidder Mathews.

For more information on JLR’s Reimagine strategy, please visit: www.jaguarlandrover.com/reimagine

Further information

Yesenia Machuca

Senior PR Specialist ‑ Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Notes to Editors

Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy is delivering a sustainability‑rich vision of modern luxury by design.

We are transforming our business to become carbon net zero across our supply chain, products, and operations by 2039. We have set a roadmap to reduce emissions across our own operations and value chains by 2030 through approved, science‑based targets. Electrification is central to this strategy and before the end of the decade our Range Rover, Discovery, Defender collections will each have a pure electric model, while Jaguar will be entirely electric. 

At heart we are a British company, with two design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an engine manufacturing centre, and a battery assembly centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria, and Slovakia, as well as seven technology hubs across the globe.   

Jaguar Land Rover is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited, part of Tata Sons. 

About The Instant Group

The Instant Group has been rethinking workspace since 1999 with over 600 experts working globally across more than 175 countries. Instant’s digital platforms constitute the world’s largest digital marketplace for flexible workspace listing meeting rooms, virtual offices, flexible office space and coworking memberships. Its global team advises on commercial real estate solutions from serviced offices to fully customized managed offices, and consulting services for portfolio and net zero strategies.  Instant’s approach enables agility, hybrid working solutions and improved operational resilience for more than 250,000 businesses every year. Clients include Prudential, Booking.com, Shell, Jaguar Land Rover, and GSK.  Instant has global offices including London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Mexico City, and Sydney.  www.theinstantgroup.com   

About Langley Investment

Langley Investment is a real estate investment management firm based in Portland, Oregon.  Langley Investment seeks to achieve superior risk adjusted returns on behalf of select investment partners and as an owner/operator.  Utilizing capital markets expertise and local market knowledge, Langley Investment targets core‑plus, value‑add, and opportunistic real estate strategies across product type.  Langley Investment is a Woman Owned Business with an established market presence evolving over multiple real estate cycles in the Pacific Northwest.