Real-estate network Honest Buildings just announced a new round of funding led by RockPort Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Originally a service to measure the environmental impact of your next office building and choose it accordingly, it now aggregates all sorts of data in order to help potential occupants.
Information is available for buildings in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Portland and represents more than 600,000 buildings. In the end, thanks to the service, you can compare buildings and contact the owners if you are interested.
According to Mohr Davidow Ventures, Honest Buildings’ approach to applying big data strategies to office building listings is the reason why they invested. But another differentiating aspect is that the service is a network on which you can create a profile, showcase all the office buildings you are managing, and connect with potential occupants.
You can select criteria to filter the office buildings available. For example, you could be looking for a building that is highly energy efficient in order to reduce your bill. In other words, Honest Buildings’ website makes it easier to find your next office.
The company pulls information about energy efficiency and other characteristics from public databases. Seeing this information is free but the service counts on a subscription model targeting office professionals for its revenue. It will allow green service providers to offer to install equipment in office buildings.
The company is based in New York City and Seattle. The funding will be used to expand in newer cities in the U.S. and internationally.