Planning a move? This 3-D software-as-a-service lets you digitally tour and visualize your layout in a new space

by Brianna Crandall — June 28, 2019 — Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield just announced a space visualization collaboration with Saltmine, a San Francisco-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup that provides design data technology for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry.

Through the use of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) planning and three-dimensional (3-D) space visualization technology, the Saltmine platform enables Cushman & Wakefield professionals to quickly create space plans, test fits and virtual tours of potential workspaces, providing clients with a new way to visualize and plan their current or future workspace.

The collaboration is the latest example of Cushman & Wakefield’s client-centric technology strategy, which leverages strategic partnerships to deliver value and momentum, said Melanie Kirkwood Ruiz, Cushman & Wakefield’s chief information officer for the Americas.

Kirkwood Ruiz stated:

This collaboration with Saltmine puts our clients in the driver’s seat, allowing them to make faster, better-informed decisions about their workspace. That’s a key part of our technology strategy: putting more power and knowledge into our clients’ hands by developing partnerships with a network of organizations that give us access to the latest insights and innovations. Now, with Saltmine, we’re combining our firm’s deep expertise and experience in commercial real estate with a progressive tech company, new tools and cutting-edge technology.

Using property data and core and shell plans, the Saltmine platform integrates clients’ workplace strategy, programming and design — all in one place. Cushman & Wakefield advisors can now quickly digitize fully fitted properties in a matter of days, creating powerful interactive renderings that allow clients to experience the potential of their workspace.

Saltmine founder and CEO Shagufta Anurag pointed out:

With our cloud-based platform, Cushman & Wakefield is able to offer clients a transformative way to evaluate and choose real estate. The ability to see in real time what a workspace could look like allows clients to proactively shape their workplace strategy like never before.

Cushman & Wakefield’s expanded capabilities come as commercial real estate clients seek and expect technology that makes their real estate strategies simple, efficient and predictable.

Kirkwood Ruiz continued:

By virtually taking clients through a space and laying out their costs, we can make their site selection process predictable, experiential and flexible. Clients know a relationship with Cushman & Wakefield brings expertise accentuated by technology.

Cushman & Wakefield offers a disclaimer that it is not an architectural, design, engineering, or construction firm, and the renderings and images generated from use of the Saltmine products are for presentation purposes only, and are not intended, and should not be relied upon, for architecture, construction, engineering, development, building, life safety, fire safety, or other purposes. The renderings and images are not drawn to any scale, and should not be relied upon for compliance with any relevant building, fire, life safety, zoning, construction or other codes, ordinances, laws, rules, laws, or regulations.

For more information about Cushman & Wakefield services or the Saltmine space visualization platform, visit the companies’ respective websites.