Proptech Funding Soars To A Record $9.3 Billion In 2021

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Executive Summary

This report helps technology firms and investors across the smart building sector understand proptech funding trends in 2021. From January to November 2021, proptech funds invested $9.3 billion across six technology areas: construction management, commercial property management, residential property management, retail management, operational management, and workplace management. Investment in the residential real estate sector boomed as consumers switched to online real estate services and built trust in smart home technology. The commercial real estate (CRE) sector experienced notable growth as proptech investors funded technology to solve hybrid working and decarbonization issues. Looking forwards, we predict that the proptech boom will continue into 2022, as pandemic-induced restrictions continue to lift and proptech firms mature with increasing levels of funding. Building technology providers should use this report to better understand the disruptive propositions coming to market that challenge traditional players.

Table of contents

Proptech Funds Invest $9.3 Billion Across The Smart Buildings Sector In 2021 
Proptech Funds Closed Over 270 Deals In 2021 
Proptech Funding Flows To Next-Generation Energy Management And Workplace Management Solutions
Residential Investment Centres Around Disruptive Solutions That Blend Proptech And Fintech
Fuelled By SPACs And COVID-19-Induced Demands, The Proptech Market Will Continue To Break Records

Table of figures

Figure 1. Proptech Category Definitions  
Figure 2. 2021 Proptech Investment Levels By Category ($m)  
Figure 3. Major Trends In The CRE Proptech Market  
Figure 4. Major Trends In The Residential Proptech Market  

About the authors

Ben Hext

Analyst

Ben is an Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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