JLL Spark is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in commercial real estate and proptech that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Jones Long LaSalle.
JLL Spark makes real estate and proptech investments in companies operating is the following sectors according to the firms website: alternatives, contact centers, data centers, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, higher education, hotels & hospitals, industrial, law firms, life sciences, multifamily, office, retail, self storage, seniors housing, sports & entertainment, and technology.
Notable investments made by JLL Spark include: Betaworks Studios, Casaone, Dealpath, Disruptive Technologies, Honest Buildings, Hubble, Jones, Livly, Openspace, Orbital Witness, Skyline, Software Motor Company, Tessa, and Vergesense.
On June 5, 2018 JLL Spark announced raising $100 million for their Global Venture Fund. The fund will focus on making seed and series A investments in technology companies improving real estate development, management, leasing, and investing. The CEO of JLL Spark, Mihir Shah, made the following statement regarding the firms Global Venture Fund:
Having been entrepreneurs ourselves, we know how hard it is to bring a new product to market, especially in an industry that has been slow to adopt new technology. That's why our goal is to partner with entrepreneurs, and help them tap into the resources of JLL's business lines so they can succeed in rapidly growing their companies while we also create value for JLL's clients.