Developers using drones to promote properties

By Ely Portillo

Developers are turning to drones to shoot panoramic videos of properties under development, giving people a (very steady) bird’s-eye view of future projects.

First, check out this video from Beacon Development, showing off the neighborhood around a planned new, 180,000 square-foot office building at 500 E. Morehead Street.

Then, look at this video of the view from 615 South College, Portman Holding’s planned office tower (this once includes the drone takeoff and ascent, which is pretty cool).

With the FAA’s proposed drone regulations set to allow line-of-sight operation up to 500 feet, except more of these videos. What do you think of them?