Boosting the Employee Experience while Helping the Environment

In Seattle – one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States – transportation support is quickly becoming a major initiative for companies in the battle to recruit and retain talent. At Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in suburban Redmond, the company has proactively sought ways to mitigate traffic congestion and support both the mobility (and sanity) of its employees.Read more


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Bringing the Power of Learning to India

 

CoreNet Global has reshaped the approach to the India market when it comes to the delivery of the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) program. Normally, the average timeframe for an MCR candidate to complete the program is around 2.5-3years.

Corporate real estate professionals residing in India are now being offered the chance to complete the MCR program in 16 months without the need to travel outside of India. As well as a time completion incentive, there is also a cost-saving incentive to register for this India MCR Group Program.Read more


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Corporate Real Estate Managers Embrace Coworking

Co-working, the style of work marked by open shared spaces among workers of different companies and popularized by “solopreneurs” and tech workers, is quickly being embraced by those who manage real estate needs for large corporations.

The trend is explored in a new whitepaper, The Evolution of Co-working and Impact on CRE, released by CoreNet Global, the association for corporate real estate professionals.Read more


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Site Selection With One Click?

Well this is it! The day that every city, state and municipality is responding to Amazon’s request for proposals for a second headquarters.

USA Today published a list of all those vying for it.

According to the BBC, when Amazon issued its request it cited several criteria:Read more


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Active Architecture: People, Spaces, and the Live Link that Connects Them

By Matthew Claudel, Head of Research, Beco / MIT DesignX

The innovation economy has redefined what it means to work. What you do, where and when you do it, who you do it for and who you do it with – these are all profoundly different than they were a decade ago. Businesses that effectively support rapid ideation, collaborative development and agile integration have a clear competitive advantage, and they are also more attractive places for hiring talent. This becomes a feedback loop, benefitting the firm as a whole and its individual employees. The inverse is also true – difficult organizational structures, disempowering roles, and unattractive places to work are quickly drained, in a market of rapidly shifting employment.

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Geopolitical Risk and Corporate Real Estate

If geopolitical risk isn’t high on the corporate real estate (CRE) agenda, it probably should be.

Why? As discussed in a breakout session at the CoreNet Global Summit – EMEA, a 2017 McKinsey survey of more than 1,000 CEOs found that the three greatest risks to global economic growth over the next 12 months are geopolitical instability, transition of political leadership, and changes in trade policy.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

More than a year ago, citizens in the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a move that is now known as Brexit.

While the intentions of the vote are more than clear, exactly how and when Brexit will take place is the stuff of endless debate and analysis. But change is most definitely coming, and for companies that have headquarters or even operations in the UK, there is a lot to figure out and a lot on the line.

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A Global Community

With the rest of the world, we are watching with sadness  as the citizens of Texas (and, now, Louisiana) battle one of the country’s worst – if not the worst – natural disasters in history. Our thoughts are also with those suffering in South Asia, as monsoon rains have created a trail of destruction across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Waste in Landfills: Control Alt Delete

Microsoft recently received Zero Waste Certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council.

In a white paper written exclusively for CoreNet Global, Katie Ross, Sustainability Program Manager, Microsoft Real Estate & Facilities explains:

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Deep Learning: Its Time Has Come

“Alexa, when will artificial intelligence start to impact the way that we do business in noticeable ways?”

Alexa: It already has.

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Innovation and Change in the Golden Era

By Johan Norberg, author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker

You might have missed the news, but it is the big story of our time: at the moment, we are witnessing the greatest improvement in living standards ever to take place. Poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and infant mortality are falling faster than at any other time in human history. A child born today is more likely to reach retirement age than his forebears were to live to their fifth birthday.Read more


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Identifying Human Attributes is Part of Workplace Design

Forget, for a second, about whether your company’s workplace is a naturally lit, open space, with funky desks and cappuccino machines — and instead take a look at the people who work in it.  Read more


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