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Office space online: Individual. Digital. In real time.

What is commonplace in the automotive industry is also finding its way into the real estate sector. Thanks to Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate, tenants can use the online office configurator to search for, select, and configure their office space. And all this in real time.

Digitalization of the real estate industry does not stop here. As one of the leading investment managers in the real estate sector, Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate is at the forefront of digital solutions that simplify the management of real estate properties and make it more efficient.

Configuring office space

The online office configurator solves the challenging task of intelligently combining available space in a property depending on space requirements. The application thus opens up new possibilities in the marketing of real estate. Through digitalizing the entire marketing process, the tool helps potential tenants to search for and select suitable office space.

First a prospective tenant needs to define all the specifications such as the number of workplaces needed, the interior design of an office and the workplace concept. Then the application creates a corresponding offer in real time, which is visualized by means of renderings and provided with transparent price information. In addition, the application calculates the fit-out and rental costs for a full fit-out – also immediately.

This application is comparable to the online configurators used in the automotive industry, where customers can select their favorite options when choosing a vehicle.

The online office configurator offers new possibilities to both prospective tenants and real estate agents. The tool streamlines the entire marketing and sales process. The application enables users to access their previously saved preferences, which in turn allows them to finalize the whole operation quickly and easily. Thanks to artificial intelligence, real estate managers can also block partial areas of a building or only release them in combination with other areas. Finally, the comprehensive data allows demand and needs to be analyzed, thereby providing information about price elasticity. The online office configurator’s functionality can be expanded to provide dynamic pricing or make virtual reality presentations.

Top 10 innovations in digital real estate

Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate commissioned Datahouse AG with the online office configurator for the New Leonardo office building in Zurich. In January 2019, it was recognized as one of 2018’s ten best innovations in the Swiss construction and real estate industry in the exclusive “Top 10 Digital Real Estate” evaluation.

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