Envio's Cube product, shown here, is a universal IoT controller that combines metering, sensing, and automation capabilities to monitor and control various aspects of buildings.

JLL adds building-data-integration capabilities

Aug. 9, 2022
The acquisition of Envio gives JLL the ability to intelligently integrate data from building systems and provide predictive analytics.

JLL recently acquired Envio Systems, a technology company based in Berlin offering hardware and software that integrates data from building systems, providing predictive analytics and building automation. Founded in 2013, Envio’s technology enables access to, and analysis of, data from sensors and applications across systems and functions including HVAC, lighting management, and energy management. These capabilities allow users to implement predictive decision-making around utilities and operations, health and comfort, and sustainability.

“Work, the workforce, and the workplace have fundamentally changed as a result of the pandemic and the acceleration of global digital transformation,” JLL said when announcing the acquisition on July 26. “Working in a hybrid mode is now expected by 60% of office workers, and 59% of employees expect to work in a company that supports their health and well-being. Flexibility, optionality, and real-time responsiveness are required to meet rapidly changing demand and evolving employee preferences.” The company cites its own Workforce Barometer, as of June 22, when citing the statistics.

“We welcome the Envio team into JLL and are excited about our collective vision to enable our clients to manage their real estate more dynamically,” said Neil Murray, CEO of Work Dynamics, JLL. “Combining Envio’s best-in-class systems with JLL’s expertise, technology and global platform—along with our shared values around innovation and sustainability—will enable us to solve our clients’ problems better, faster, and more-effectively than anyone else in the industry.”

The company added that the acquired Envio technology will form the foundational infrastructure of a differentiated platform for delivering intelligent and sustainable building solutions that disrupt current building operation models with more flexibility, speed, and optionality into how spaces are planned, managed, and serviced.

“Our purpose at JLL is to shape the future of real estate for a better world, and with this acquisition of Envio we are meaningfully accelerating our ability to deliver on that promise for our clients,” said Yishai Lerner, co-CEO of JLL Technologies.

Envio founder and CEO Reza Alaghehband commented, “We are thrilled to join JLL, which has a strong track record of leveraging and integrating disruptive technology to drive shared value for clients and communities. Our talent, hardware and software, together with JLL’s global scale and integrated capabilities, will accelerate the delivery of smarter, more-sustainable workplaces and buildings to our clients globally.”

Murray concluded, “Integrating the Envio team and technology with JLL’s robust workplace management capabilities will advance our commitment to enabling clients to shape their workplaces and their employees’ experiences to achieve more human-centric, more-resilient, and more-responsible real estate, and create a better world of work.”

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