JLL will acquire Envio Systems (Envio), a Berlin-based technology company that delivers more efficient and sustainable building operations by intelligently integrating data from building systems and providing predictive analytics and building automation.
Founded in 2013 to accelerate sustainability outcomes in the built environment, Envio's market-leading hardware and software enable access to and analysis of data from sensors and applications across systems and functions (e.g., HVAC, lighting management, energy management) to facilitate predictive decision-making around utilities and operations, health and comfort, and sustainability – regardless of existing installed equipment or technology, building size or age.
Work, the workforce, and the workplace have fundamentally changed as a result of the pandemic with most employees working in a hybrid mode. They also expect to work in a company that supports their health and wellbeing.
The CEO of Work Dynamics at JLL, Neil Murray, said the companies share a collective vision to enable clients to manage their real estate more dynamically.
"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 cost-effectively than anyone else in the industry,” Murray said.
The 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.
This acquisition will integrate with and enhance recent investments in technology-enabled service delivery – including Dynamic Occupancy Management and Dynamic Cleaning.
"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," Murray said.
JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management.