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Spark Notes – March 2, 2023


This week we take a deeper look into a startup with a mission to help companies adapt to their future of work. HqO is an innovative solution for our clients to create an engaging workplace for employees while generating valuable data for decision-makers. Learn more in our latest blog post from Eddie Carroll, Growth Principal at JLL Spark.
Unlocking the Future of Work: Building an Engaging Workplace with HqO

What’s new with our startups

The State of the Workplace 2023
Download HqO’s latest report on trending amenities, features, and technologies for the workplace experience.

New partnerships or follow-ons with our existing portfolio

A WeWork Rival from Scotland: Desana Grabs $7.4M Funding to Expand to the US
JLL Spark co-led the round with PropTech1, investing in the flexible coworking platform.

Insights in the media from JLL

British Property Federation Calls for Data-Sharing and Regulatory Certainty to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of the Property Industry
JLL and the BPF release a report identifying the key challenges for real estate to reach net zero.
21 Top Real Estate Venture Capital Firms 2023
JLL Spark is recognized on this list of venture capital investors in high demand.
Jones Lang LaSalle: From a Spark to a Catalyst
PropTech investing positions JLL as a market leader. 

Connect with our team at the following events

New York Build Expo
New York, New York | March 8-9, 2023
Daniel Correa and Javier Araujo O’Neill are attending.

Cannes, France | March 14-17, 2023
Andre Bothma, Arnaud Bouzinac, and Sean Wright are attending.

GCVI Summit
Monterey, CA | March 15-16, 2023
Laurent Grill, Raj, Singh, and Kitty Sullivan are attending.

Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

Companies Are Slow to Adopt Robot-Operated ‘Dark’ Warehouses | February 17, 2023
Office Landlord Defaults Are Escalating as Lenders Brace for More Distress | February 21, 2023
How Hybrid Work is Changing Offices of the Future | February 22, 2023
Israel’s PropTech Scene Turns Toward International Expansion | February 27, 2023
As Americans Work From Home, Europeans and Asians Head Back to the Office | February 28, 2023
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