Anyone searching for commercial real estate in the Cayman Islands can now tour listings at their leisure, virtually walking through their next retail or office space without physically walking anywhere. Whether shopping for 600 or 60,000 square feet, Dart Real Estate’s new virtual walk-throughs offer prospective leasing tenants a valuable visualisation and decision-making tool.
“This technology provides people with a very useful convenience, particularly those who are located overseas,” says Dart Real Estate Vice President of Leasing Daniel Purdy. “It allows 24-7 access to view both the interior and exterior of a space from anywhere in the world. It’s almost like giving clients the keys to the building.”
Today, the virtual tours, which are created in-house at Dart Real Estate, give companies looking to launch, expand or relocate operations a detailed perspective of various available spaces at One Nexus Way, Camana Bay’s newest energy-efficient, Class-A commercial building.
“Folks can get a really good feel for things such as the depth of a space, the height of its ceilings, available natural light and the views from any point within a building,” says Purdy. “These details are sometimes difficult to describe on the phone, via email or with still photography.”
Purdy explains that the ability to share access to the virtual tours helps companies quickly and easily get the professional opinions they need in order to make informed leasing decisions. Access to these digital walk-throughs not only allows prospective tenants to view a space online before choosing to see it in person, but it also enables their colleagues and other decision makers to virtually walk through the building with the click of a mouse. Access can also be shared with mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors or interior designers who may be tasked with fit-outs.
The technology that creates and powers online virtual tours is nothing new and in today’s world of sophisticated digital advancements they may hardly seem innovative. However, Purdy describes commercial real estate as an industry that lags behind other industries when it comes to using cutting-edge technology.
“Generally speaking, the world of commercial real estate is usually slow to adopt the latest technology and relies on a lot of face-to-face interaction,” says Purdy. “And while nothing can replace human connection or a physical tour of a space, this is an exciting and innovative tool that will benefit our prospects and our existing tenants looking to expand.”
Vacancy listings and the accompanying virtual tours for all listings in the Dart Real Estate commercial portfolio will be available soon on DartRealEstate.com. Today, anyone in the market for commercial retail or office space can request leasing info and a link to the available virtual tours by emailing [email protected]