The CBRE CALC tool on a mobile device

Helping CBRE’s brokers make better decisions faster

A platform that simplifies one of the most difficult decisions in commercial real estate

CBRE is the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world. We partnered with their innovation team to create CALC, a web app that helps commercial real estate brokers and their clients compare traditional vs flexible leasing. The application, powered by complex algorithms, quickly gained wide adoption throughout the company as a fast and easy way for brokers and their clients to make smarter, more informed decisions.
The CBRE tool on a laptopThe CBRE tool on a laptop

CALC takes complex financial data and turns it into actionable insight

CALC takes complex financial data and turns it into actionable insight

A right-sized server solution

We chose to utilize the AWS Lambda functions to get the computing power and speed needed to run large calculations efficiently. This solution allowed CBRE to reduce costs by only paying for resources as needed, as opposed to a traditional server infrastructure.
A diagram depicting CALC’s serverless app architectureA diagram depicting CALC’s serverless app architecture

Introducing CALC to CBRE brokers and the world

We knew that anyone who tried CALC would see its value immediately. So we created a promotional landing page to give brokers a chance to take a test drive and appreciate its ingenuity and ease-of-use firsthand.
An image of the CALC app landing page in a browserAn image of the CALC app landing page in a browser