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Spark Notes – October 27, 2022


Real estate is responsible for a large portion of global carbon emissions. Too large. What can be done to decrease the carbon footprint? Arnaud Bouzinac, Growth Principal at JLL Spark, explains how renovation of existing buildings is a crucial solution to the industry’s journey to net zero.
Learn more in our latest blogpost: Renovation is Key to Accelerate the Decarbonization of the Built Environment

What’s new with our startups

SwiftConnect Joins Microsoft’s Connected Workplace Partner Ecosystem to Power New Ways of Work | October 12, 2022
CREtech Real Estate Tech Awards 2022
SwiftConnect wins Emerging Startups Grand Prize. Turntide Technologies and HqO are Finalists in the Mature Growth Companies category.
How The Jones Network Modernizes Insurance Compliance for Real Estate Portfolios | October 17, 2022
Safehub’s Building Sensors Give Companies Peace of Mind After 5.1 Earthquake in San Jose | October 26, 2022
New partnerships or follow-ons with our existing portfolio

SwiftConnect Closes $17 Million Series A Financing to Scale Access Control Integration Platform for Hybrid Workplaces in Corporate Real Estate | October 26, 2022

Insights in the media from the JLL Spark team

The 30 Most Powerful People in Commercial Real Estate Proptech
Raj Singh is recognized on Commercial Observer’s Power Proptech List for 2022.
Prop-tech: Friend or Foe? Part II
Andre Bothma lends his perspective in a follow-up article from Gavin Parker, Industry Director at Barclays Corporate Banking.

Connect with our team at the following events

Impact Silicon Valley
San Jose, California USA | November 2-3, 2022
Danny Klein will speak on “How Synergistic Investing Can Drive Value for a Corporate VC.”

SF Tech Week – Beer, Fries, and PropTech?
San Francisco, California USA | November 3, 2022
Real Estate Innovation Festival – REIF22
Sydney, Australia | November 9-10, 2022
Carolyn Trickett will attend.

Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

Late-Stage Proptech Players Face a Reckoning | October 17, 2022
Rent-Setting Algorithms Could Exacerbate Rising Rents: Report | October 17, 2022
Financial Returns Matter in Corporate Venture | October 18, 2022
NYC Flex Office Demands Exceeds Supply Growth | October 24, 2022

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