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30 May 2013

Cube Cities Vis Quiz: Mystery Business District

Use the poll on the right to participate in this vis quiz:

Where is this Major Business District?
Floor 31 in a Mystery Building in a Mystery Business District
Where in the world is this major business district? It's one of the world's most important financial zones, containing over 14,000,000 square feet of office space. Rental rates here run upwards of $60 USD-equivalent per square foot and A-class office properties are over 90% occupied. Here's a rotating video of the skyline:

Is it Frankfurt? London? Denver? Paris? Minneapolis? Cast your vote with the poll on the right side of the page. The answer will be revealed on June 3rd at 12pm MST.

ANSWER: Canary Wharf

29 May 2013

NEW! Rich Building Information Now Available

Find property data with the new Building Information option (click to expand)
We've introduced a new data menu to our city search that reveals building statistics for every commercial property in our database. This menu is now accessible to all users before or after a visual search for commercial space. Simply check the Building Information box and small red points will appear on the rooftop of every building. Mouseover the points and the building name will appear, click to see the details such as building type & class, number of floors, office and retail square footage, building architect, property manager, operating costs and more. Here's a video illustrating building information points in Toronto, Chicago and Manhattan.

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Keep watching the building information windows, we'll be adding new property data soon. Sign up with Cube Cities to explore this new data source.

Building Information covering Downtown San Francisco (click to expand)

23 May 2013

Uptown Charlotte's Largest Blocks of Office Space: Charlotte Business Journal

Cube Cities + Charlotte Business Journal Website Slideshow
The office market downtown Charlotte is tight. Especially for tenants looking for available spaces larger than 50,000 sqft. The Charlotte Business Journal recently ran a story on the 7 buildings with the largest amount of available space now and whats coming to market over the next several months. Cube Cities has produced a sequenced video that shows exactly where these spaces are located in each building, flying from space to space in concert with the article's slideshow.

Here's a video featuring every available space:

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It's easy for Cube Cities users to produce videos like the one above for any large city in North America. Sign up on our website to create your own flight of available office space options.

Uptown Charlotte's 7 largest blocks of office space (click to expand)
Update: Charlotte Business Journal Writer Will Boye responds to our data visualization of his article, read it here.

11 May 2013

CBRE Office Market Snapshot: Sydney City Core

Sydney's City Core showing available CBRE office space, Governor Philip Tower highlighted (click to expand)

Here's a look at CBRE's available office space in Sydney's city core, as of May 11th 2013. Missing 3D buildings are illustrated with our versatile Cube Cities visualization platform.

Space highlighted in 120 Sussex Street

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Explore the Sydney office market interactively with Cube Cities here.

8 May 2013

Brookfield Office Properties in 3D: Manhattan

Here's an example of the traditional presentation format for commercial real estate data:

Brookfield Office Properties, Mortgage Information Sheet

Examining buildings with Cube Cities makes more sense. Our visualizations are the high bandwidth means of understanding building data and the stories behind land economics. Here's a look at the Brookfield Office Properties portfolio in Manhattan, including the current space availabilities in every building.

Brookfield's 10 major commercial properties in Manhattan
Brookfield Place: 8 million square feet
The Grace Building: 1.6 million square feet
All buildings visualized in this video:

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Brookfield Office Properties in 3D: Downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto buildings owned by Brookfield Office Properties showing available office space
Available space in First Canadian Place
Here's a look at Brookfield Office Properties downtown Toronto portfolio. The video below is a Cube Cities flyover of the portfolio's buildings. The video provides a look at the current office space available downtown Toronto,  including the current available space in the Brookfield portfolio. The video demonstrates several Cube Cities data elements, including a fade-out of the photo-textured buildings to reveal the internal floors in First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest building.

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Contact us for portfolio visualizations of other large commercial real estate companies in Canada and the United States and see how they compare to the market.