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10 Notable Strategic Investments in the Smart Buildings Space in 2023

January 8th, 2024
Smart Buildings

JLL Workplace Management & Technologies Business 2022 Financials Examined

May 24th, 2023
Infogrid Restructuring and Redundancies
Smart Buildings

Restructuring and Redundancies at Infogrid

In an undated blog published just before the December holiday break, Infogrid announced a restructuring, making a significant number of roles redundant in the process. The letter from Infogrid founder and CEO, William Cowell de Gruchy written to his team members confirms that the company would be “saying goodbye to a significant number of passionate […]

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Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, Part 2 of a 2-part analysis, is intended as […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, 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 […]

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Funding and Investments in the Smart Buildings Space Q2 2022

This Research Note highlights our analysis of investments in the smart buildings space in the second quarter of 2022. We review the number of rounds and values compared with Q1, the technology areas attracting investment and highlight 14 funding rounds we consider worth mentioning. Memoori has tracked 85 funding rounds amounting to almost $2.3 billion across the smart […]

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

Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]

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Corporate VC Accounted for 38% of Q1 Investments in the Smart Buildings Space

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Corporate venture capital continues to play an important role in funding innovations in the smart building space. The major incumbents providing building technologies and real estate services in commercial and industrial facilities are facing competitive pressure from a wave of smart building startups, […]

Smart Buildings

“The Office has to be Interesting, or Else People are Just Going to Work from Home”

“Technology is exponentially advancing, delivering innovations that will fundamentally transform consumers’ lives and business operations. This rapid technology adoption means companies have to be light on their feet,” states a recent opinion piece from global real-estate firm JLL’s Australian office. “How can you create an agile workplace that allows you to quickly shift your business […]

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