About us

upfactor

UpFactor can help you reach your goals by increasing your building height, from identifying and verifying this potential to carrying out the actual project.

  • Our software UPFACTOR GEOSERVICES® reveals all the potential for adding height to your building stock, starting with just a list of properties.
  • We can analyse your buildings and provide you with an assessment of your property’s potential.
  • We conduct in-depth regulatory studies on the selected properties (e.g., analyses of the structure, thermal performance, surveys, and fluids).
  • We can support you as an Assistant Project Manager during the actual execution of your project.
  • Your new housing and your renovated property complex will not require you to buy any land.

our team

Didier Mignery, President and Founder, 20 years of expertise in increasing building height
Olivier Cathelineau, Technical and Strategic Director, Partner
Laurence Nahmias, Finance Director

TECHNOLOGY

Our developers are constantly improving our ability to detect potential vertical space by adding new algorithms and data sets to our GEOSERVICES® software.

Charles Cascio Full Stack Developer
Arthur Delaborde Geomatician / Back-End Developer
Malvina Dupays Senior Data Analyst / GIS Developer
Cédric Hiombo Oleko Full Stack Developer / DevOps
Camille Niquet Front-End Developer

URBAN PLANNING

Our urban planners select the most attractive opportunities for increasing building height and quantify the amount of buildable area.

Timothée Raimbeaux Director of the Urban Planning Department
Mounir Mostefai Urban Planner
Adama Sy Urban Planner
Géraldine Bouchet-Blancou Director of Urban and Architectural Research

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION

Our expertise in real estate gives us the tools to successfully complete any project to increase building height. We always take the particularities of each project and the interests of all stakeholders into account.

Simon Ballouhey Business Developer, Social Housing Developers and Operators
Ophélie Sorin Account Manager, Condominium Associations
Matteo Garbi Programme Manager
Alix Goudeau Account Manager, Condominium Associations

OPERATIONS

Our architects and engineers take care of the architectural design and operational engineering, right up to the issuance of the construction permit.

Antoine Lagat Architect, Project Manager
Chloe Jaspers Architect, Project Manager
Marion Lemercier Project Manager / Structural Engineering
Yohann Fouchy Architect
Victor Dauxerre Architect – Project Manager for the Rhône-Alpes Region
François Duchamp Architect – Project Manager for Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region
Florence Bannier Director, Partnerships and Innovation
Stéphane Herbin Director, Technology and Innovation / Architect

Our story

2002

Didier Mignery, licenced architect,founds ZOOMFACTOR ARCHITECTES, an architecture firm in Paris, to build new constructions, extensions, and vertical additions. In 15 years, the firm has completed more than 300 projects, mainly in the housing sector.

2017

Didier Mignery creates UpFactor,which industrialises and streamlines the addition of building height upwars in heavily built-out areas. The company develops a software to detect vertical potential in the built environment, UPFACTOR GEOSERVICES®, which with one simple click can identify the potential for increasing building height for any given property, even on a large scale.

2018

Publication online of V1 of UPFACTOR GEOSERVICES® with the addition of two geographic areas: Paris and the Lyon greater metropolitan area.
CDC Habitat entrusts us with all the Parisian properties of its subsidiary EFIDIS, which led to the identification 28 buildings with the potential for increasing building height.
Régie Franchet in Lyon is the first property management company to entrust us with its entire property portfolio, which led to the signing of a contract for a comprehensive restoration through an increase of building height.

2019

UpFactor raises €2.5 M to use the increase of building height as a way to foster energy improvements from SOFIOUEST, FA DIESE, Paris Region Venture Fund (PRVF) managed by CapDecisif Management and the Banque des Territoires (a member of the Caisse des Dépôts group).

UpFactor Architecture takes over ZOOMFACTOR’s architectural projects involving an increase in building height.

2020

UpFactor signs its first partnership with a property management company at the national level with Oralia.

The software includes 10,000 properties scanned since its creation and has identified 500,000 m2 of legitimate, constructible space.

UpFactor is awarded by the Future Investment Programme (sponsored by The French Environment and Energy Management Agency, or ADEME) for its project R&SID on the industrialised renovation and addition of building height using off site construction techniques, together with its partners CTICM and FAYAT.

2021

Publication online of V2 of GEOSERVICES® with the integration of data for the 10 largest metropolitan areas in France and the upgrade of its engine for calculating urban planning rules.

UpFactor wins its 30th commission to renovate a condominium by increasing building height.

some of our clients

Some of the people who have worked with UpFactor on their potential for adding building height