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Spark Notes – June 6, 2024

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At JLL Spark, our investments in the Future of Work (FoW) are based on our client’s technology needs for added flexibility and efficiencies in their workspace strategies. Continuing our FoW blog series, Growth Principal Arnaud Bouzinac highlights Desana, a hybrid workplace platform enabling corporate teams to operate with ease in the flexible workspace market.
 
Read about the three key factors that are driving change in corporate real estate management and our investment in Desana: Breaking free from the binary ‘Home vs. Corporate’ office paradigm.
 
PORTFOLIO COMPANY UPDATES
What’s new with our startups

BuiltWorlds 2024 Project Software Top 50
INGENIOUS.BUILD is featured on this list of highest quality and most adopted global solutions by BuiltWorlds research.
 
AI for workplace decisions
Learn how AI can transform and accelerate your workplace operations during an upcoming webinar hosted by VergeSense, including a demo of the newly launched Workplace Assistant.
June 12, 2024 | 11:00 AM ET | Register with the link above
 
Building the Death Star with reality capture; an alternate history
Explore how OpenSpace reality capture, integrated with Autodesk Construction Cloud, helps field teams quickly and easily capture a comprehensive visual record of an entire jobsite.
June 20, 2024 | 11:00 AM PT | Register with the link above

IN THE PRESS
Insights in the media from JLL

Driving Sustainability: Venture Capital’s Role in Climate Tech
CREtech’s Michael Beckerman and Raj Singh discuss the importance of sustainability in the built environment and the role of venture capital in driving climate tech solutions.
 
Private investors: JLL experts share why it’s the right time to invest in CRE
According to JLL research, multifamily and industrial properties currently offer some of the best opportunities in the market.

PROPTECH EVENTS
Connect with our team at the following events

Realcomm | IBcon
Tampa, Florida | June 20-21, 2024
Laurent Grill is speaking.
 
FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech Annual Meeting
Park City, Utah | July 15-17, 2024
Raj Singh is attending.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

Chicago to offer most generous subsidies in U.S. to save its downtown
wsj.com | May 28, 2024
 
Climate change impacts elevate US commercial real estate insurance costs
www2.deloitte.com | May 29, 2024
 
CBRE: Artificial intelligence to take big bite out of demand for office space
bisnow.com | May 29, 2024
 
Big banks’ CRE exposure rises 40% when REIT debt is factored in
bloomberg.com | May 30, 2024
 
Sure, private equity likes PropTech – it’s just that it likes to go big
commercialobserver.com | June 4, 2024
 
The CRE owners with the most ambitious net zero goals
propmodo.com | June 4, 2024
 
 

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