Workplace Optimisation

Smart Buildings

Trane Technologies Commercial HVAC Business 2023 Examined

February 12th, 2024
Smart Buildings

Influx of Capital from Private Equity Powers Smart Building Tech Space

February 8th, 2024
Intelligent Building Occupancy Behavior
Smart Buildings

Occupant Behavior as an Intelligent Building System Capable of Learning

Intelligent building technology seeks to find the balance between reducing energy consumption and providing the ideal environment for occupants. However, numerous studies from around the world have found that by simply equipping occupants with greater knowledge on their energy use, significant energy savings can be made from behavioral change alone. This kind of ‘occupant development’ […]

Hubstar Relogix Acquisition
Smart Buildings

More Consolidation in Workplace Technology as HubStar Acquires Relogix

This Research Note examines the recent HubStar announcement that it has acquired Relogix, a Canadian occupancy analytics firm. We assess the portfolio and acquisitions of Hubstar Group, the rationale for the Relogix transaction and our forecast for the occupancy analytics market in 2024 and beyond. Our recent review of workplace technology acquisitions in the commercial […]

Indoor Mapping Security
Security

Security Applications Drive Growth for Indoor Mapping Market

Indoor mapping and location analytics or real-time location systems (RTLS) are a set of technologies that enable the location of people and objects within buildings using a range of indoor positioning technologies. While designed for a variety of applications, including visitor or meeting room wayfinding and maintenance support, the technology’s various safety and security features […]

Workplace Technology Acquisitions 2023
Smart Buildings

10 Notable Workplace Technology Acquisitions in 2023

This Research Note reviews workplace technology acquisitions in the commercial smart buildings space over the last 12 months. We highlight significant M&A transactions in integrated workplace management systems (IWMS), workplace experience apps, occupancy analytics, visitor management software and associated workplace hardware. 2023 saw 2 major consolidations in the workplace management sector led by US HVAC […]

HqO Acquisitions Strategy
Smart Buildings

What’s Behind the HqO Decision to Acquire Symbiosy Smart Office Platform?

This Research Note examines what’s behind HqO’s decision to acquire the Symbiosy platform from HB Reavis. We review the deal in the context of HqO’s tenant experience and workplace management strategy and assess their strategic partnerships and investments in the last two years. HqO Profile Founded in 2018, Boston, US-based HqO offers a Real Estate […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Buildings Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their 12th December Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2023. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than […]

Apleona Facility Management
Smart Buildings

Apleona Technical Facility Management Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Apleona, a leading German real estate technical services provider and facility manager, based on their recent activities, 2023 projected revenues, M&A strategy, and target markets. Based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, Apleona successfully closed the merger with Gegenbauer, another German facility and real estate service provider as of […]

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