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Meet POD: BNP Paribas Real Estate’s new VR tool


BNP Paribas Real Estate’s virtual reality tool, POD, represents one of the ways in which the company is revolutionising the real estate of tomorrow.

POD: An experiment for the Future of Real Estate

Imagine visiting an undeveloped building, organising meetings or virtual visits in a building on the other side of the world or having a comprehensive overview of services and spaces and their use in a building in real time ... All this is now possible thanks to the POD.

POD is a virtual reality solution designed to help users explore real estate projects and visualise spaces without physically being there. Designed by start-up Vectuel and Ramy Fischler Studio, the POD Virtual reality tool demonstrates the wealth of possibilities for such technology in the Real Estate sector.

Buyers and future occupiers can enter the capsule, equip themselves with a VR helmet and discover their employees’ future workspaces. They can then walk through a warehouse space, sit down at a conference table or take a break in a lounge area or terrace space. In addition, POD allows users to join a network that can connect them with other users (or team members) around the world, even before construction has begun. Imagining oneself in the buildings of tomorrow is now made simple with POD. The solution’s uses are manifold, and can be integrated into every stage of a building’s lifecycle.

Learn more about how it works through the video below:

BNP Paribas Real Estate POD
At the heart of Open Innovation, BNP Paribas Real Estate developed POD, a VR tool that gives users an immersive experience as they view real estate properties from around the world.

A step in the direction of a more “connected” Real Estate

As a part of its vision for the future of Real Estate, BNP Paribas Real Estate has identified the data and tech revolution as a major driver of change in the sector, one that requires anticipating the changing needs of clients and occupiers alike. In this vein, the company is experimenting with connected objects in “living labs,” as a part of French IoT. By participating in the transformation affecting its clients, it can accompany them in the “connected” real estate emerging today.

The POD VR tool is just one of the many steps that BNP Paribas Real Estate has taken to help users imagine a more connected workplace. The company has partnered with start-ups to reimagine offices to attract and retain talent while increasing productivity. From collaborative projects to creating an Innovation Street,to working with Legrand to develop the first fully connected building in France, BNP Paribas Real Estate aims to play a key role in creating tomorrow’s connected buildings.

And finally, in order to best manage this veritable technological revolution in real estate, the company also launched a dedicated Data and Analytics department to visualise the data at the heart of tomorrow’s Real Estate.