Investments

Smart Buildings

Real Estate Service Firms Continue to Invest in Smart Building Tech in 2022

June 27th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

May 23rd, 2022
Smart Cities

Environmental Drivers Take the Wheel in the Smart Buildings Market

“Is this how our story is due to end? A tale of the smartest species doomed by that all too human characteristic of failing to see the bigger picture in pursuit of short-term goals. Perhaps the fact that the people most affected by climate change are no longer some imagined future generation, but young people […]

Smart Buildings

Honeywell Building Technologies Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Building Technologies business of Honeywell, based on their 2021 10K Report, investor presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is the smallest of 4 reportable segments with $5.5 billion revenues in 2021, which represents just 16% of Honeywell’s diversified business areas across Aerospace, Performance Materials and […]

Smart Buildings

Over $13 Billion Invested in Smart Building Technology in 2021!

Funding in the Smart Buildings sector is at an all-time high as over $13 billion was invested in 2021. This Research Note highlights our analysis of this unprecedented level of funding for smart building startups and established players. This past year has seen a 55% increase in investment values surpassing the previous annual record of $.8.5 billion in 2018.  […]

Security

Robots for Guarding and Facility Management in Commercial Real Estate

Robotic technologies are changing the security landscape in commercial real estate. Two recent examples highlight the trend for incumbent players to partner with startups to maximize innovation and to ensure the effectiveness of this complementary technology in protecting the occupants of large facilities.  ADT Commercial has recently established its own Innovation Lab based in Dallas, Texas […]

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Ventures Lead Funding in the Smart Buildings Space

Memoori analysis of investments in smart buildings in the last five years finds that of the top 25 multiple investors, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Schneider Electric leads the ranking. Participating in 28 funding rounds since 2016 to date, SE Ventures is the top investor in the smart buildings space.  Note that the Memoori smart […]

Smart Buildings

BMS Vendors Address the Small to Mid-Sized Commercial Buildings Market

The leading building automation players are investing and partnering with startup companies who have developed lower cost solutions for the light commercial buildings market.  The latest example is the Siemens acquisition of French startup, Wattsense, which enables the leading player to address this market. The acquisition by the former Building Technologies business, part of Siemens Smart […]

Smart Buildings

Workplace Technology M&A Shows a Rapid Rise in 2021

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Workplace technology has become a significant focus for acquisition activity this year as 15 M&A deals to date enable commercial real estate stakeholders to augment their software and IoT offerings.   The strategic rationale for deals is on expanding solutions that address landlords’ needs to ensure […]

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