Intelligent buildings, smart business
The built environment is pulsing with data. Cutting-edge real estate technology can help you capture, analyze and leverage data for happier workplaces and a more sustainable future.
The buildings where we work and live generate millions of data points per day. Unlocking and analyzing this data can help building occupiers, managers and owners make more informed business decisions. Data and insights are the key to happier workplaces, better human experiences and more sustainable cities. And the information is already out there, awaiting the technology to put it to work.
Smarter workspace, a better workplace
The era of hybrid work is here, and companies are under pressure to determine how much physical space they need, how to use real estate to attract employees, and how to build healthier, happier and more productive workplaces. Right now, 62 percent of organizations lack the technology to effectively analyze workplace data, but those that have technology have the answer: AI-powered tools can capture how employees use desks, conference spaces and amenities, so companies can optimize for productivity, collaboration, flexibility and employee happiness.
Right-size Your Footprint
Data-driven insights can help companies choose the right amount of office space for their employees, or even make the switch to a distributed work model, closer to where employees live. Technology can suggest changes to office layout, creating the ideal density and amenity balance, and cutting test-fitting time in half, decision-making time by a third and costs by 40 percent.
Improve Employee Experience
Collecting data isn’t just for increasing efficiency. It also helps make workspaces more welcoming, frictionless and safe for everyone. Sensors that measure occupancy, temperature, light levels and air quality in real time can learn personal routines and preferences and provide insights into how to make the office a better place to work.
Reduce Your Impact
Reducing your company’s environmental footprint starts with optimizing your physical spaces. Energy monitoring platforms and apps powered by machine learning can leverage data to autonomously optimize HVAC, lighting and other systems in commercial buildings to conserve energy and reduce water usage, waste and greenhouse gas emissions — changes that can boost employees’ comfort and health and reduce energy costs by 20 percent.
Enable Hybrid Work
In this people-centric future of work, employers are looking for technology that can enhance connection and collaboration, make health and wellness measures feel unobtrusive and seamless, and keep employees happy, engaged and well-informed. Workplace and tenant experience apps are being created to do it all: Mobile tech can unify remote work and the on-site office, serve as a central hub for company updates, seamlessly enable workspace bookings, power touchless access control and more. This is the future of hybrid work — and it can’t exist without data.
Building for the future with building data
Remove the Guesswork
Storing data in disparate systems isn’t enough for building operators to make actionable changes. With tools that autonomously analyze and compare data sets, operators can see at a glance where there’s room for improvement.
Better Energy Efficiency
85 percent of CRE leaders plan to develop real estate-specific sustainability strategies by 2025, but just 18 percent of organizations are actively implementing these strategies today. Data-driven sustainability programs give companies a leading edge, boosting LEED ratings, reducing carbon emissions, and paying for themselves in energy conservation.
Data can shed light on every dark corner of a building’s condition — illuminating everything from the most pressing maintenance work to the cost of consumables to the most sensible amenity upgrades to attract new tenants. Property management platforms powered by data can transform the way buildings are run, streamlining work orders and improving maintenance efficiency. Ultimately, tenants get a smooth, seamless experience, while managers are able to reduce operating expenses by 20 percent.
The best time to fix something is before it breaks. Data can help us see the future, predicting the lifespan of essential equipment and allowing for maintenance before repairs are critical. And when it is time for maintenance, up-to-the-minute comparative data gives property owners and managers the intel they need to understand exactly how much repairs should cost.
Considering Low-E glass? 5G infrastructure? Cutting-edge air filtration technology? Upgrading your building can attract quality occupiers, increase property value and achieve new heights of energy efficiency. But these sorts of modifications can be high-cost. Data-based tools allow you to benchmark your building’s performance against thousands of comparable properties. Make fully informed decisions about a building’s strengths and needs by understanding where enhancements could have the greatest impact.
Intelligent buildings, better business decisions
The creation of more sustainable, climate-resilient cities starts with real estate. The built environment accounts for well over a third of all global energy consumption and nearly 40 percent of all carbon emissions. Reducing your portfolio’s environmental impact and managing climate risk calls for thorough, streamlined environmental monitoring and scrupulous, easy-to-activate energy usage data. The right data-based tools can help real estate owners achieve not only their sustainability objectives but also their financial ones. Leveraging data tools to pinpoint energy reduction opportunities can lead to more than $4 million in savings per year on a 25M square foot portfolio.
The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and companies with large, underutilized real estate portfolios are making tough decisions about what to keep, what to shed and how to maximize the potential of every square foot — all while rising to employees’ wants and needs. A clear look at real-time occupancy metrics can help owners and occupiers make informed choices. Better data — and the actionable insights that follow — around lease administration can forecast income, streamline workflows and open up doors to new opportunities.
Today’s occupiers are increasingly gravitating toward smart, technology-enabled buildings and facilities that reflect their environmental, sustainability and wellness initiatives. But these upgrades can be expensive. Data shows building owners which properties are performing best and where further investment will be most effective to make buildings more useful, more sustainable and more attractive.
Maximize Financial Opportunity
Just as the mapping of the human genome offered unparalleled insight into individual health, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence are helping sequence property DNA, from energy usage to tenant happiness to financials.
The right data measurement and analysis tools can help owners and investors accurately predict future property values, improve cost savings, identify promising investment opportunities, and make critical business decisions, like whether to raise rent, renovate or sell. Data allows owners to see how cities are evolving and where the next best investments are based on billions of data points across hundreds of existing portfolios.
Through new ways of capturing and understanding data, JLL Technologies is shaping the future of real estate for a better world.
We help businesses harness data and turn it into insights, marrying industry-leading technology and data with world-class expertise. We create safer, happier, more sustainable workplaces and buildings, and ultimately, better business and better human experience.