The Most Recognized Award for Industry Startups and Technology Companies Backed by JLL Spark

New York, NY (September 5, 2019)CREtech (, the largest event, data and content platform in the commercial real estate tech industry, announced the winners of the 6th Annual Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS). Sponsored by JLL Spark, a distinguished group of leading VCs, investors, industry thought leaders and corporate real estate executives were the judges for this annual awards competition, considered the most coveted in the industry.

The Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) are the leading international award honoring excellence in commercial real estate tech, recognizing the most cutting-edge companies who have played an integral role in advancing tech in the industry throughout the year. Reflecting the tremendous growth and innovation within the sector, the #RETAS now award 25 Category Winners and five (5) Best-in-Class Finalists.

After receiving a record number of applications from early-stage and emerging startups to well established and funded technology companies, the 2019 #RETAS winners are listed below in order of place and category. 

Best-in-Class Finalists:

  • Property Search & Marketing: Nestio
  • Built World: IBM
  • Information & Intelligence: Cherre
  • Property Management: HqO
  • Asset Utilization: Lyric


Category Winners:

Listing Marketplace

  1. Truss
  2. CREXi
  3. Real Capital Markets

 Tech-Enabled Brokerage

  1. Truss
  2. TenantBase
  3. Foyr


  1. Matterport
  2. VirtualApt
  3. roOomy


  1. Ten-X
  2. Occupier

Geospatial & Mapping

  1. SiteZeus
  2. Cherre
  3. Digital Map Products


  1. Nestio
  2. Apto
  3. Rethink

Smart Property

  1. WiredScore
  2. IOTAS
  3. Embue

Energy Management

  1. IBM
  2. BrainBox AI
  3. Aquicore

Smart Cities

  1. District Technologies (District)


  1. BIMsystems GmbH


  1. Bowery Valuation
  2. redIQ
  3. CMBS


  1. VTS
  2. Dealpath
  3. Compstak


  1. Rockport VAL
  2. Beek Hill
  3. Dashflow


  1. PeerStreet
  2. Crowdstreet


  1. TheGuarantors
  2. CrediFi
  3. Rabbet


  1. Cherre

Automation & IOT

  1. Lane
  2. Enertiv
  3. CoWorkr

Amenities & Tenant Relations

  1. HqO
  2. Livly

Property & Facility Management

  1. Building Engines
  2. Honest Buildings
  3. Mynd Property Management


  1. WeWork
  2. DeskPass
  3. Mindspace

Alternative Space

  1. Breather
  2. 3DEN


  1. Lyric
  2. Roofstock
  3. Envoy Technologies




Best-in-Class Finalists are invited to participate in a Pitch Competition presented at the upcoming CREtech New York Conference on October 17, where a grand prize winner will be selected live in front of the largest audience of commercial real estate professionals. Andrea Jang, Head of Growth at JLL Spark will be moderating the technology demos during the live Pitch Competition. Grand prize judges will be announced soon. 

The 2019 #RETAS judges were the leading VC's, Angel Investors, Corporate Investors and Thought Leaders in the commercial real estate tech space. The 2019 judges include: 

Get tickets to CREtech New York on October 16-17, 2019 to meet the applicants, judges and view the live Pitch Competition.


About JLL Spark

JLL Spark, a division of JLL (NYSE: JLL), is one of the most active and admired VC’s in the CRETech sector. Led by experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with successful track records building and investing in tech companies, JLL Spark's strategic proptech investments offer JLL the ability to provide innovative products to real estate owners and operators. JLL Spark was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Their $100m Fund has made such high profile investments as Skyline, HqO, Dealpath, Honest Buildings, Jones, Hubble, VergeSense, Livly, CasaOne, and Orbital Witness.


About CREtech

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