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Spark Notes – April 13, 2023


Smart buildings carry a host of definitions depending on the expected outcomes from tenants and landlords. At JLL Spark, we evaluate our clients’ challenges and analyze building data to customize their tech portfolios, producing results that surpass those of a general approach. 
Andre Bothma, Growth Principal based in London, highlights these solutions in The Science of Smart Buildings: PropTech to Improve Workspaces.

What’s new with our startups

BXP Unveils New Street-to-Seat Journey for Clients to Easily Access Buildings and Spaces with iPhone or Apple Watch
SwiftConnect partners with BXP to launch CRE’s first connected experience for building access systems.
Best Places to Work 2023
Dealpath is listed on Globe Street’s list of best CRE workplaces.

New partnerships or follow-ons with our existing portfolio

ESG Building Intelligent Leader Infogrid Closes $90 Million Series B
The funding enables product enhancement, strategic hires, and customer acquisition at the heels of growth in 2022.
ALICE Technologies Extends Funding Series B Round to Access $47M in Capital
JLL Spark participates in the follow-on to enhance ALICE’s construction optioneering platform.

Insights in the media from JLL

How to Invest in the Future of the Office: A View From Three Investors
Kitty Sullivan, Investment Principal at JLL Spark, weighs in on technology that helps manage the logistics of a hybrid workforce.
Data, Climate and Hybrid Work Transform Commercial Real Estate
Managing Partner Raj Singh discusses the future value of data generated from buildings.
Migration Out of Urban Cores Slowed in 2022
JLL research shows improved net migration rates for major markets.

Connect with our team at the following events

Australian Prop Tech Summit 2023
Sydney, Australia | May 2-4, 2023
Carolyn Trickett is speaking on technology to improve the commercial tenant experience.
CREtech London
London, England | May 10-11, 2023
Raj Singh is speaking with Stephanie Hyde, CEO of JLL UK.
Andre Bothma and Tanguy Quero are attending.

Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

How AI is Helping PropTech Overtake FinTech Investment and Green in the Built World | April 4, 2023
Inside CRE’s Frustrating Battle to Reduce its Carbon Emissions – and Save Humanity | April 6, 2023
Collaboration Has Driven Return to Office, But How Is It Measured? | April 9, 2023
Real Estate is Just Not That Into the Metaverse… Yet | April 11, 2023
Generative AI is Exploding. These are the Most Important Trends You Need to Know | April 11, 2023
US Manufacturing Has a Real Estate Problem | April 13, 2023
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