Case Study: Real Estate Asset Management

From Legacy to static with Gatsby and Netlify

Case Summary:

Client: Real Estate Asset Management

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Turku-based KHV Ltd. is a real estate management company that buys, sells, manages, and organizes real estate portfolios throughout Finland.

  • Scope and challenges

    • Migrate KVH's dated site to a new, faster website based on Gatsby
    • Deploy the site on Netlify for lightning-fast loading speeds
  • Solutions and results

    • Headless technology implementation
    • 3x website performance

From legacy to Gatsby and Netlify

For Real Estate Asset Management, we built a new static site from scratch using Gatsby. By leveraging Jamstack architecture and static generation, we saw an increase in Google Lighthouse's performance score. We also provided guidance and help regarding UI/UX to create a minimalist and functional look for the website.

We built a marketing site
for an international
real estate agency

  • 3x

    performance increase

    We achieved an incredible 6 times better performance on Google's audits when we migrated Brightway's website from a bloated WordPress installation to Gatsby.js and Netlify.

  • Reliable

    site performance

    With their past website, Real Estate Asset Manager always risked that something would break every time they wanted to effect a change on the site. With Gatsby, the chance of making mistakes gets reduced to a minimum, and content managers can update the site confidently.

  • Improved


    Before implementing Gatsby, doing SEO for Real Estate Asset Management was a pain. Editing even the simplest description ate up a lot of the content editors time to a point where it wasn't even cost-effective to try. With Gatsby, SEO has become a breeze, allowing them to rank better on search engines and improve the company branding. 

  • 20%

    less bounce rates

    The previous site was slow to load; if someone from abroad tried to access it, it was next to impossible to interact with the company website. Now, with Gatsby and Netlify's CDN, visitors worldwide can access the site, resulting in 20% less bounce rate and longer session duration.

Next-generation tech stack
for an international
real estate company

Orchestrating a migration project on an enterprise scale required careful planning and execution. Here's how we did it: 

  • 1. Tech stack selection

    To address all the aforementioned issues, Real Estate Asset Management. decided to migrate to a new platform built with Gatsby.js. Gatsby is a modern, open-source framework for building fast, secure, and scalable websites. The company worked with Ikius to plan and execute the migration process.

  • 2. Content audit

    The first step was to perform a content audit of the existing site. This involved reviewing the pages and determining which content was still relevant and should be migrated to the new site. Any outdated or unnecessary content was removed.

  • 3. Website design

    Next, the development team designed and developed the new site using Gatsby.js. We used modern design principles and ensured that the site was optimized for mobile devices. Our development team also implemented SEO features, and a new CDN. 

  • 4. QA

    During the development process, our team worked closely with the client to ensure that the site met their needs and expectations. Once the site was complete, it was tested on multiple devices and browsers to ensure it was functioning correctly.

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Ilkka Lehto

CEO at Brightway Careers

I'm very happy how our new company site turned out. The site's performance is absolutely impressive, thank you team Ikius 👍

Alex Stoykov

CEO at Olifant Digital

Working with Ikius for our Jamstack website was a flawless experience. The development team is super fast and reliable. The speed of our new website is unbeliavable. I highly recommend Ikius as a serious development partner for web development projects involving Jamstack.

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