Proptech Accelerates In 2018 With $4 Billion Invested Across The Smart Buildings Sector

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Executive Summary

Since 2012, technological change has impacted the property sector in similar ways to financial technology (fintech) in the financial sector and insurance technology (insuretech) in the insurance sector (see Verdantix Proptech Investors Aim To Force A Digital Revolution On The Real Estate Industry). Between 2012 and 2017, proptech funds invested over $6 billion. In 2018, this trend has accelerated, with over $4 billion invested so far. This report analyses these investments across six major areas. It also evaluates their likely immediate impact on the vast real estate sector that has traditionally been slow to adopt innovation. Heads of product development and marketing for software vendors, as well as heads of real estate in corporate firms, should use this report to keep abreast of the trends that will impact their industry in the next three years. 

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Proptech Accelerates In 2018 With $4 Billion Invested Across The Smart Buildings Sector
Proptech Funds Closed Over 70 Deals In 2018
Real Estate Investors Are Funding Every Hot Trend Including AI And The IoT
Current Proptech Trends Will Help Rationalize The Blueprint For Future Smart Buildings

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Figure 1. 2018 Proptech Investments By Category ($m)

Organisations mentioned

A Retail Space, Accruent, Addnode Group, Aitonomi, ARCHIBUS, AskPorter, Autodesk, Basking, Bowery Valuation, Brookfield Ventures, BuildingConnected, Cherre, Comfy, Compass, Cushman & Wakefield, Dangoo Lighting, Enertiv, Enlighted, Envoy, Facilio, FacilityConneX, Fifth Wall Ventures, Fortive, Foxtrot, General Atlantic, Goldacre, Google, GRESB, HABX, Harbor, Honest Buildings, Honeywell, Interior Define, Jabbrrbox, JLL Spark, Katerra, Latch, LimeBike, Limitless, Mapiq, MCS Solutions, Measurabl, Menlo Ventures, MetaProp, Mistral Venture Partners, NavVis, Nemetschek Group, Nested, Northzone Capital, Opendoor, PlanGrid, Property Finder, Relogix, Schneider Electric, Serraview, Siemens, SwiftGo, Skyline AI, SoftBank Vision Fund, SpaceIQ, Spaceti, SWG, Symetri, VergeSense, View, WiredScore.

About the author

Ibrahim Yate

Industry Analyst

Ibrahim is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings Practice. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, lighting and other building operations. Ibrahim joined Verdantix in 2016, and previously worked at OVO Energy and the Energy Saving Trust. Ibrahim holds an MSc in Energy Policy from Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Managing Director

Rodolphe leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings Practice. His current agenda is focused on the convergence of real estate and building software solutions and how to harness the IoT in smart buildings. Rodolphe has twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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