The digital revolution has made its way into almost every aspect of our everyday lives. The real estate market is no different. Property Technology or “PropTech” is how some businesses are pushing the envelope and innovating how we buy, rent, sell, construct and manage residential and commercial property.
In 2018, the PropTech market climbed to approximately US$7.3 billion in the US and Canada. Market research only projects this estimate to increase over the years with the widespread adoption of virtual showcases, online housing markets and digitized processes surrounding real estate.
Universal PropTech (UPI) (TSXV:UPI,FWB:8LH) delivers innovative solutions and services to help maintain healthy buildings and improve the value of buildings. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has taken on testing for COVID-19 with investment into a sub-20-second rapid COVID-19 test.
In February 2021, UPI announced it had completed an investment in ISBRG Corp for minority interest and secured agency rights to their SpotLight-19© Technology. This technology is a platform that generates rapid and comprehensive healthcare data through non-invasive testing. This investment fits well with UPI’s other commitments to providing healthy workspaces and helping to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company’s highly versatile and resilient management team helps adapt UPI to rapidly changing social, public and environmental landscapes, including factors such as low carbon economy shifts, digitalization, infrastructure renewal demands, rising energy costs and more.
The rise in PropTech start-ups and subsequent investor interest has strategically positioned Universal PropTech to leverage these growing trends in real estate. The company’s unique whole spectrum business model consists of utilizing its own proprietary healthy building control systems and investing in additional PropTech to expand its footprint.
The near-term outlook for the company includes advanced technology acquisition expected to accelerate sales with existing and new clients, continued building optimization through innovative PropTech and deployment of stimulus funds geared to air systems infrastructure for institutional buildings.
Universal PropTech’s leadership team consists of experts in energy, control systems, mechanical solutions and finance. Together, they prime the company for rapid growth and significant economic success in the growing PropTech market.
Universal PropTech’s Company Highlights
- Universal PropTech is a PropTech innovation company focused on optimizing building health and delivering innovative building solutions through technology and digital integration.
- The company’s whole spectrum business model is a one-stop-shop of building care, management, maintenance and optimization (Indoor Air Quality, Building Performance, Building Controls, Mechanical, and Energy Resources). It has several strategic partnerships to enable high-quality service and technological advancements.
- UPI has an exciting investment into ISBRG’s SpotLight-19© technology. This highly prospective rapid-testing platform could see widespread adoption for COVID-19 testing globally.
- UPI’s focuses include improving indoor air quality and rapid and surface COVID-19 testing through a renewed strategy involving agreements for several exclusive and non-exclusive solutions.
Universal PropTech’s Key Projects
ISBRG’s SpotLight-19© Technology
SpotLight-19© is a non-invasive technology platform designed to generate comprehensive healthcare data rapidly. Pending Health Canada approval, this technology could provide a non-
invasive COVID-19 test result in under 20 seconds and for about $1 per test.
ISBRG’s SpotLight-19© technology is intended for use in large venues, such as airports, border crossings, schools and entertainment complexes. UPI acts as the exclusive sales agent for the platform and other future offerings for Canada’s government and education sectors, as well as a non-exclusive agent for other facility types.
VCI Controls is a UPI company. Its whole spectrum approach tackles various demands in PropTech optimization and building health improvements. The company works with industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential building clientele from Canada’s east coast to Ontario.
Key partnerships offer real estate owners and managers turnkey HVAC/building controls with high-quality design, equipment, installation, key BAS and real-time systems data. The company has the capability to process this data and apply advanced web tools to suggest personalized building improvements. This operational power has the potential to save clients 5 to 15 percent in facilities energy spending without capital expenditure.
VCI Controls’ services include air and surface disinfection, maintenance, tech services and installation, energy generation and building management. As a trusted advisor and PopTech innovation company, UPI is constantly seeking to improve its operations in its commitment to protecting people and addressing healthy building needs.
Universal PropTech’s Management Team
Chris Hazelton — President, CEO & Director
Chris Hazelton is an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of operational and advisory experience in various capacities and industries. He held the following positions:
- Vice President for Cavalry Corporate Solutions Ltd.,
- Chief Executive Officer and Director at Canada Pacific Capital Corp.,
- Chief Financial Officer for Lineage Grow Co. Ltd. (now Harborside Inc.),
- Chief Financial Officer & Director at Sagittarius Capital Corp.
Frank Carnevale — CGO
Frank Carnevale is an award-winning CxO and industry thought leader who has originated over $2.5 billion in energy transactions in regulated and unregulated energy service companies. He leads investments, acquisitions and organic growth for Universal PropTech. He served as an executive board member of the Energy Council of Canada and as a board member of the Council for Clean & Reliable Electricity and the Ontario Energy Association.
Jeff Morneau — VP Mechanical, VCI Controls Inc.
Jeff Morneau is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of mechanical solutions and services experience. He is responsible for all mechanical P&L for VCI Controls. Morneau is well versed and experienced in the full range of HVAC/R and rooftop unit equipment and services in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and multi-residential markets.
Pierre Craig — VP of BAS, VCI Controls Inc.
Pierre Craig leads the Building Automation Systems division for VCI Controls. He is an industry leader in BAS in Canada. As a long-serving employee of VCI Controls, Craig has positioned and sustained VCI’s in-house controller-technology as the control solution for the federal government and additional institutional facilities.</span
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