BuildingMinds was founded to transform the way building portfolios are operated and managed by providing a platform that offers data-driven insights powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. These comprehensive insights offer a single source of truth and the best-possible foundation for decision-making in all aspects of a portfolio, which can coordinate and communicate thanks to an industry-specific common data model.

The Berlin-based team of over 75 experts is supported by founding partner Schindler and technology partner Microsoft, pooling decades of building expertise and technological innovation. The pairing of an integrated cloud platform with a digital building twin offers previously impossible insights, creating a more transparent, efficient and effective way to manage portfolios.

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ChillServices evolved from EU’s main climate innovation initiative: EIT Climate-KIC and was founded in 2016. As a technology developer in the cooling technology and digitization sector, we transform expertise derived from international research projects into products and services that can be scaled up economically in order to jointly reduce CO2 emissions and simultaneously strengthen the competitiveness of our customers. ChillServices provide customers a bridge to the academic sector and access to leading research outcomes and innovations.

ChillServices supports operators in the areas of energy efficiency and digitization including customized measurement. In the field of digitization, we collect and manage context data – based on developing mobile apps - that supplement existing energy monitoring data. Through this, we provide our customers with valuable overviews of the technical inventory of their buildings, second, enable more efficient energy management, and third, link them to solutions such as predictive maintenance, automated troubleshooting, and plant optimization.

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Commodus is a private equity investor with a focus on office real estate and is based in Munich and Berlin. Our target markets are the metropolitan regions and growing cities in Germany and Europe.

Our investment horizon is long-term. We invest primarily in office properties where we see a high potential for value creation. Mixed use with residential and retail properties is also possible. We are happy to look for unique and unusual investment opportunities. We take a holistic and structured approach to real estate along the entire value chain, from construction development and financing to leasing and implementation of innovative usage concepts.

Proximity to investors is just as important to us as proximity to tenants, because both are prerequisites for sustainable property value development. Our active asset management enables us to leverage value creation potential and thus reduce the dependence of our returns on general market developments.

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DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS enables building owners to obtain granular carbon footprints of their assets, analyze financial climate risks of buildings, and provide decision criteria for optimal building decarbonization.

The growing requirements for reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption of real estate can only be effectively managed by granular and dynamic insights into the actual building performance.

DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS provides a software service that enables building owners to automatically measure carbon footprints and use artificial intelligence to derive climate-related financial impacts over the entire building lifetime. The Zurich-based team is excited to advance sustainable real-estate finance in the Building Minds ecosystem.

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Buildings are an extremely important sector when it comes to achieving climate targets and using energy in an efficient way. Digitalisation offers an important tool for this and can improve the well-being of the residents. In order to contribute to the climate and energy goals, the interaction of the individual trades, disciplines and technologies must be improved.

That is the aim of the project "Connectivity in buildings" initiated by Leading companies and organisations in the building sector, along with a range of research institutions, will be contributing to this process with the help of an extended network of small and medium-sized enterprises and with the support of EnergieSchweiz and the Digital Innovation Office SFOE. The results are expected to promote digitalisation in the building sector and to help enhance its potential.

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The Institute of Technology and Management in Construction (TMB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examines the management practices during the whole life cycle of buildings. Within this institute, the professorship for Facility Management, which was founded in 2000 as the first nationwide chair in its own field, tackles with the challenges of operation and maintenance of buildings.

Our researchers deal with relevant and current challenges in building lifecycle, which have practical economic relevance. Therefore, we are in a constant exchange with industry partners to develop methods with practical implications.

For us, new, innovative and creative approaches are very important. One of the important topics at our institute is the generation and adaptation of a digital twin. In this regard, machine learning and artificial intelligence help us to digitally transform the building portfolios. With such comprehensive insights, a unique live image of reality should be created which provides us a sound and best-possible foundation to make holistic decisions. Our research creates the future today.

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Microsoft Switzerland empowers every person and every organization in Switzerland to achieve more.

The Swiss subsidiary of the global technology company was founded over 30 years ago and is nowadays an integral part of the Swiss economy and society. In close collaboration with its 4,600 partner organizations in Switzerland, Microsoft enables large corporations, SMEs, start-ups, schools and educational institutions as well as the public sector to respond, recover and re-imagine their businesses in these extraordinary and challenging times. The 600 employees work remotely or in Microsoft spaces in Wallisellen, Zurich, Bern, Scuol, Geneva and Lugano.

Since 2019, Microsoft Switzerland has been operating its own data centers, which enable customers to store data locally in the Swiss Microsoft Cloud.

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Complex technical infrastructures in buildings and energy services need to be constantly monitored and adapted for changing usage, effective maintenance and optimal energy consumption. We help facility, property and asset managers to seamlessly plan, understand and optimize the operational, financial and environmental performance.

By combining various planning and measurement data as well as the explicit engineering knowledge about the technical infrastructure, e. g. from a digital twin, in one interactive analysis tool, we enable our users to derive value from this wealth of information by making better informed, data-driven decisions.

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pom+ is a Swiss consulting company that provides services for real estate, infrastructure, companies and organizations in the fields of construction, facility, property, portfolio and asset management.

Core competencies of pom+ include performance measurement, strategy development, resource optimization, technology deployment as well as digitalization strategies and digital solutions whereby life cycle assessment always plays a key role in all operations. More than 80 employees, most with degrees from universities and higher institutions, impress with specialist knowledge, in-depth experience and know-how from around 6,000 projects.

pom+ was founded as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich in 1996. While still headquartered in Zurich, the company today has offices in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St. Gallen and Frankfurt and has been advising over 600 clients in Switzerland and abroad.

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RGM Facility Management GmbH, Berlin, is one of the leading real estate service companies in Germany with a focus on technical and integrated facility management as well as industrial services and real estate consulting.

In 2019, around 4,200 full-time employees (FTE) generated a total output of around 400 million EUR. RGM Facility Management GmbH is a company of Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG, Berlin.

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a globally recognized professional body and promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work and is a force for positive social impact.

With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.

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The vision of Sevan Multi-Site Solutions is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics to organizations with multiple sites.

Sevan helps iconic global brands including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, McDonald’s, BP, Chipotle, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amtrak, DaVita, HCA Healthcare, Hallmark, HEB, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Marathon, Office Depot, Sunoco, and Zaxby’s. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 49 states and has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states.

Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 21,000 retail stores and 14,000 restaurants, and completed more than 28,000 surveys. Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.

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From Switzerland and since 2018, STREETS empowers the digital evolution for real estate stakeholders by providing a Portfolio Management System based on a state-of- the-art technology.

We support asset owners, asset managers, property managers and their stakeholders in the real estate industry to collect, analyze and control all their real estate asset data. Uniting around a secure frame of reference, STREETS enables our clients to focus their time on strategic decision-making and maximizing their asset performance.

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TheSmarterPlace is a swiss based, digital end-to-end real estate platform company, connecting real estate management back and front end services with AI and IoT driven analytics, automation and optimization.

Our clients value the efficiency, scalability and reliability of our real estate service platform, integrating communication and data on all levels of real estate management.

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vrame Consult was founded in 2015 by its two managing partners Jens Bredehorn and Marc Heinz. The company’s 18-strong interdisciplinary team provides specialized consulting services on BIM and digital information management out of offices in Berlin, Oldenburg, Rosenheim, Erfurt and Dresden.

The company plans and iplements BIM-based processes and strategies based on its clients’ individual data requirements. As experienced BIM managers, vrame recognizes that a building owner, for example, has different needs and objectives to a property developer. The company’s goal is to implement digital information management systems for the entire lifecycle of a project that not only include BIM models, but also address the client’s entire data requirements.

vrame’s clients include Deutsche Bahn’s DB Station & Service, BMW, Siemens, numerous well-known private and public clients and companies from the infrastructure and CREM sectors.

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Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations.

As a leading sustainable real estate investor and a founding member of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Zurich is transitioning its global real estate investments as part of its overall portfolio to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The USA, UK and Swiss portfolios are benchmarked against the leading portfolio-level benchmark for ESG performance in real estate, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

As part of its investment philosophy Zurich Global Real Estate follows a thorough due diligence process in which specific parameters for energy, greenhouse gas emissions and other aspects of sustainability are clarified and considered.

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