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Spark Notes – September 15, 2022


This week, we take a deeper look at sustainability as the biggest challenge facing the real estate industry. Laurent Grill and Ajey Kaushal, investors on the JLL Spark team, tackle the reality of what it takes to reduce the carbon footprint in the built world and highlight technologies that will enable our path to a cleaner tomorrow. Read more in our blogpost, Trending Now in CRE: Sustainability

Spark Notes is a collection of property technology news and insights for the real estate industry, along with highlights on the startups we have invested in and trends we are following at JLL Spark Global Ventures.

What’s new with our startups

CRE Financing in Florida
Lev introduces its Florida Marketplace for real-time access to their database of Florida banks.

50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Technology
Roofstock lands on Fortune’s Great Place to Work (United States) list.

New partnerships or follow-ons to our existing portfolio

Dealpath Raises $43M Series C led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital
List of investors includes JLL Spark, Blackstone, 8VC, Nasdaq Ventures, and GreenSoil PropTech Ventures

Insights in the media from the JLL Spark team

CREtech New York Speaker Spotlight: Raj Singh, JLL Spark
Raj shares his perspectives on the current state of PropTech in an interview with Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech.
Investing in PropTech to Meet the Needs of Tomorrow
Carolyn Trickett, JLL Spark Growth Principal in Asia Pacific, shares the JLL Spark story in the New Zealand JLL Magazine.
Featured Femmes Interview with Kitty Sullivan from JLL Spark Global Ventures | September 12, 2022

Connect with our team at the following events

API Summit – Africa Re-Set
Melrose Arch, Jo’burg | September 21-22, 2022
Andre Bothma will speak on a panel
Urban Tech Forward
Warsaw, Poland | September 27-28, 2022
CREtech New York
New York City | October 12-13, 2022
Raj Singh will speak on Global Venture Perspectives

Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

EIE is Filling in the Gaps in Buildings Data | August 30, 2022
The Workspace of the Future: Your Mind (sponsored content)
KKR Makes Piece of PE Fund Available on Public Blockchain | September 13, 2022
LMRE and Fifth Wall Release the PropTech Industry’s First Salary and Employee Benchmark | September 14, 2022
SLUSH 100 Pitching Competition
Five early-stage funds in Europe come together to award €1M to the winner. Apply by October 7.

To learn more about JLL Spark as your PropTech investor, email us at or apply here for consideration.