‘At the heart of every innovation lies an urgency, a customer need. What does the customer have to gain from a specific tool and what could he achieve with it?’ – Robert Lodder, Managing Director CBRE Nederland
Better insights with new tools
We’re already applying new technologies to gain optimum access to our data and present it more effectively. Ultimately, this results in better insights for our customers. Insights that we can back up with hard facts in real time. For example, our property data may lead you to discover that you could perform more effectively in a different sector than in your current one. This is valuable advice that will really benefit you.
A selection of our innovative solutions and tools
Retailers and store and shopping centre owners need greater insight into the characteristics of passers-by. Information about their profiles and in which retail areas they shop provides strategic information for decisions on where to set up business or invest. This is why CBRE developed Calibrate. An international tool that shows which passers-by are present at which times in which specific areas. The tool also provides insight into people’s shopping and leisure activities. Calibrate uses data originating from mobile telephones. Although the identity of the telephone owners is anonymous, demographic data can be extrapolated, based on where people live and work.
To ensure a high level of accuracy in valuations, it’s necessary to consult a wide variety of sources of information. This takes time that can be significantly reduced with CBRE’s Panorama tool. Panorama also offers property investors a clear insight at a glance into the factors that determine the value of their property. This new tool enables the Valuation & Advisory team at CBRE to collect quick and accurate data to determine the value of a property, providing customers with a rapid and efficient service.
WELL Core & Shell certification
There are often numerous quality enhancements that can be made to a building to improve its lettability. The health of the building’s occupants and how the building contributes to this is an increasingly important aspect of quality. The WELL Building Standard is a method for assessing, improving and certifying the quality of workplaces in a building. CBRE is convinced that a healthy building brings better returns. This is why we have a team of WELL specialists who can advise property owners in this area.
Owners of private parking locations often fail to gain optimum returns on their parking assets because the parking spaces are left empty at certain times of the day. Start-up company ParkBee applies technology and hardware to make these parking locations accessible to a wider public. This improves the success of total operations. Thanks to CBRE’s property expertise and network, this unique solution can be used for a large number of parking locations. It’s a great solution for the increasingly serious problem of parking and a fast and cheaper alternative for the wider public. It also has a positive impact in improving the sustainability of these car parks.
Thanks to the sensor technology of Norwegian company Disruptive Technologies, CBRE gains insight into a building’s performance at a very early stage, in the areas of climate, use and tenant satisfaction, even before any unsatisfactory performance becomes noticeable. This technology makes use of a sensor/heat map that provides insight into focus areas within the building and the results of any measures applied. Touch sensors are also installed to gain immediate feedback from users. Studies are currently being conducted to determine the extent to which this technology can enable a new form of property management that takes the pressure off tenants and facilitates more interactive cooperation with them.
Working together on new property solutions
Increasing numbers of market players are cooperating with us in devising new property solutions and making a difference in our sector. These solutions reflect the needs of our customers, respond to an urgency, minimize risks and therefore continue to add real value. Ultimately, that’s why we continue to innovate all the time.