Client story

A Global Automotive Company’s New Regional Headquarters

Delivering a unique purpose-built facility


Dubai, UAE


Tenant Representation, Development Management, Project Management, Cost Management 


2018 - 2021

Square Feet

14,000 sqm

About the project

Our client is a British multinational automobile manufacturer of luxury and sport utility vehicles. As their global real estate partner, JLL was engaged when the company sought to consolidate several offices, testing facilities and regional training academy into a single premise. They required a central location in Dubai and a property that paralleled offices and facilities in other global cities with more amenities and better space efficiency for current and future needs.

Our solutions and value-add

From project initiation to completion, we provided end-to-end solutions.

Our team conducted initial due diligence, advised on their real estate optimisation strategy and assisted with real estate transactions. Based on our client’s specific requirements, we proposed that they adopt a built-to-suit agreement model.

We then served as their project manager and cost consultants on the delivery of the new facility, which included project planning, development of occupiers’ requirements, the appointment of the developer, design management, construction and handover. 

The result

The new 14,000sqm double-storey structure is a purpose-built, highly efficient co-location facility that allows for future business growth and technology advancements. It houses our client’s regional headquarters for office-based staff, customer relations centre, engineering testing centre and training academy, fitted with innovative technologies and state-of-the-art equipment representing the brand. 

By adopting the built-to-suit model, our client were also able to achieve significant annual savings in leasing costs with a considered approach to Capex expenditure.