One of the world’s largest property management firm is to begin using drones to inspect both residential and commercial properties.
Cushman & Wakefield has told The Negotiator that its new service will include residential buildings such as apartment blocks.
The service is provided via its agreement with drone services firm FairFleet and will cover its operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Canada.
Fairfleet operates a global network of certified local drone pilots
as well as image and video processing and analysis capabilities.
Its drones will be used by Cushman & Wakefield to inspect properties without the often expensive need for rooftop cranes or abseiling personnel.
The drones are also to be used to create marketing footage for the estate agency’s sales and lettings team.
“Our strategy is to ensure our clients have access to technology solutions that drive value for their specific needs and objectives. This agreement with FairFleet offers our clients globally increased efficiency in property inspections and the ability to optimise their marketing efforts,” said Oliver Skagerlind (pictured), Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Head of Client & Business Solutions.
Alexander Engelfried, FairFleet’s Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer, adds: “Within a few seconds anyone at Cushman & Wakefield will be able to book drone inspections and AI generated results will be accordingly stipulated and accessible shortly after drone deployment.”