Yardi acquires UK's We Are Forge visitor management platform


Real estate software specialist Yardi has acquired We Are Forge, a Bristol, UK based software company that specialises in visitor management and smart access control for real estate assets including, office, retail, industrial, flexible workspace and the education sector.


The company’s Forge Bluepoint product is a cloud-based visitor management solution that connects to access control for many of London’s office buildings and allows companies to manage visitors flexibly and securely.

From arrival and contactless smart access, Forge Bluepoint also integrates with other building technology such as meeting room access, lifts and car parking.

'We are delighted to become part of the Yardi family. Working together, we will ensure Forge Bluepoint is the leading visitor management solution across the sectors we work in,' said Paul Speariett, co-founder and director of Forge. 'This is an exciting phase for Forge and our team and we are greatly looking forward to the future and being part of Yardi’s end-to-end technology offering.'

Neal Gemassmer, vice president of international for Yardi said: 'We are excited to welcome the whole team at Forge to the Yardi family. This further demonstrates our commitment to invest in innovative teams and technology to better serve the industry.'

Forge Bluepoint Visitor Management is currently used by companies including Landsec, HB Reavis, John Lewis and Partners, CBRE and Savills.