Facility Management

Smart Buildings

Airthings Commercial Building Business Examined

January 20th, 2023
Smart Buildings

Funding in the Smart Buildings Space Declined 11% in 2022

January 11th, 2023
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the business, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period between January 2020 and November 2022.  […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping Cushman & Wakefield Strategy in Smart Buildings

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Cushman & Wakefield in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the business, categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article is intended as a non-exhaustive indicator of Cushman […]

Smart Buildings

Exploring Caverion’s Smart Building Strategy & Public Tender Offer

In this research note we explore the strategic priorities and business activities of Finnish building technology company Caverion, which has been listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki since 2013. In the last month, a consortium led by North Lux Holdco SARL, a vehicle owned and controlled by Bain Capital Private Equity, has proposed a voluntary public […]

Security

Buildings Can Do Much More To Reduce Their Cyber Security Risk

The ultimate vision of mass hyper-connected smart buildings hosting hundreds of interconnected devices will not be possible without addressing a wide range of building specific cybersecurity issues. Each system, device, router, server, and gateway, including their multiple versions and iterations, introduces its own cyber security risk to the building. And, without strict segmentation, unauthorized access […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Siemens in Smart Buildings – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Siemens in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, mergers, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the Siemens Smart Infrastructure division’s growth by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, Part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended as […]

Security

Cyber Security Falls Through the Gap Between OT & IT Responsibility

Over recent decades, as buildings have developed greater connectivity, the starkly different worlds of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have found themselves converging in the emerging smart buildings space. In this new landscape, OT teams find themselves victim to cyber threats that they have never had to deal with before, while IT teams […]

Smart Buildings

The Long-Term Demand for Healthy Buildings

“General hygiene expectations of employees have risen significantly, and facilities services providers are under pressure to maintain rigorous sanitation regimes, especially in common areas. Adopting rigorous cleaning routines remains paramount to maintaining building occupant confidence,” reads our recent study on the IoT in smart commercial buildings. “The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited significant changes to working practices […]

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