Global Corporate Survey 2021: Smart Building Technology, Budgets, Priorities & Preferences Data Tables

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Executive Summary

These data tables accompany the Verdantix Global Corporate Survey 2021: Smart Building Technology Budgets, Priorities & Preferences which helps real estate and facility directors to benchmark their firm’s smart building technology strategies, investments and priorities for the next 12 months. It also helps providers of smart building technologies and facility services firms to align their business and product plans with market demand. This data set forms part of a series of annual surveys conducted by Verdantix with budget holders and decision-makers. Our latest study surveys executives on their budgets and priorities across the full breadth of smart building technologies including access control technology, CAFM, CMMS, IoT platforms, IWMS,  sensors and more. The interviews for this study were conducted by telephone between May and July 2021.

Table of contents

Rank the following real estate management objectives by importance for your company over the next 3 years? (from 1 is most important and 5 least important)

What level of priority will the following initiatives have in your organisation in the next 12 months?

What impact (if any) are ESG and sustainability trends having on your real estate strategy over the next 12 months?

As a result of COVID-19, what changes to your real estate strategy (if any) is your firm pursuing?

Which workplace changes driven by COVID-19 do you expect will persist, even after vaccines are widely adopted? (select all that apply)

Do you use commercial software to support the following facilities and real estate processes?

To what extent do you use the following building security hardware & software technologies?

To what extent do you use the following software technologies?

From a 2019 baseline (pre-COVID-19), how do you expect your spending to change across the following categories of software?

How aware are you of the following digital innovations related to facilities and real estate initiatives?

About the authors

Ben Readman

Analyst, Smart Buildings

Ben is an Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His research agenda currently focuses on new strategies for corporate energy management and future trends in carbon offsetting markets. Ben Joined Verdantix in 2021 having previously worked as a researcher at CECAN. He holds a Masters in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey and a BA in Geography from the University of Birmingham.

Joy Trinquet

Industry Analyst

Joy is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on building digital twins, BIM for operations, smart building systems integration as well as architecture, engineering and construction software. Joy joined Verdantix in 2019, and previously worked at BNP Paribas Asset Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in policy as well as dual minors in computer science and business studies from New York University.

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