Chicago -- Jones Lang LaSalle announced Wednesday that it has launched an iPad app prototype for its retail leasing team to support the 98 million-sq.-ft. nationwide retail portfolio it manages.
The app features interactive lease plans that include all relevant property information, detailed images of the interior and exterior space, aerial photos, demographics information and an interactive map. All of the information is updated automatically via a centralized database, eliminating the need to reprint expensive color brochures that become outdated.
“This flexible and dynamic technology platform will enable us to work smarter by creating a streamlined leasing and marketing process that will ultimately enhance our ability to serve our clients,” said Greg Maloney, CEO and president, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail. “Not only is this a more sustainable practice, our teams can now travel lighter with all the information they need on their iPad.”
The leasing app is based off of a web-based cloud service called Property Capsule designed to manage portfolio data across a variety of mediums. The core architecture is focused around providing a central repository “cloud” for all property-related data such as property overviews, leasing agent contacts, tenant lists, site plans, photos and demographics. Managed access to this data is then provided to a series of outputs including printed materials and Jones Lang LaSalle’s website.
Jones Lang LaSalle Retail engaged digital media design company No.Inc. to provide strategic leadership and execution for the development of the app.
The firm said it is also in the early stages of developing a similar app to be used by its property management teams.