JLL Spark: Construction ripe for modernisation

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Nicola Byrne

David Gerster, vice president of global fund JLL Spark, reflects on 2019, WeWork, the firm's focus for 2020, the quality of existing tech companies, construction tech, finding the 'JLL fit' and sorting the good from the bad.

VC viewpoint: MetaProp + JLL Spark

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Nicola Byrne in New York

While exploring MIPIM PropTech New York, PlaceTech chatted to senior figures from specialist funds MetaProp and JLL Spark to reflect on the main events of 2019 and where they will be focusing in 2020.

Mark Furness CEO Essensys

Essensys toasts strong first results since IPO

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Paul Unger

The UK and US flexible workplace software supplier reported growth in recurring revenue and plans for global expansion in its first set of figures since listing on the London Stock Exchange in May.

Future Of Retail 2019

Tech underpins the future of retail

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Chloé Vaughan

Electric vehicles, eco food packaging, drone deliveries and data collection are being integrated into the newest schemes by retail developers, according to speakers at the Future of Retail conference in Manchester.