Matthias Grimm Named Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

Matthias Grimm, Vice President, Head Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP SE was named the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. The award was presented at the CoreNet Global Summit, recently held in Boston, MA.

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Chris Kelly Named H. Gordon Wyllie, MCR, Young Leader of the Year

Chris Kelly, Co-Founder, Convene, has received the H. Gordon Wyllie, MCR, Young Leader of the Year Award from CoreNet Global, the premier global association for corporate real estate executives.  The award was presented during the association’s Global Summit recently held in Boston, MA.

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Get Involved, Grow Your Network

Volunteering is a common trait of successful, happy people. Finding time to give back to others and to make new connections helps to improve not only the lives of others, but your own life as well. The benefits of volunteering are numerous and include:

  • Making new friends and contacts
  • Increasing your social and relationship skills
  • Growing self-confidence

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CoreNet Global Summit in Boston: Day Three, #MeToo

The CoreNet Global Summit in Boston wrapped up on Day Three with a special panel discussion with notable journalist Ronan Farrow and Tarana Burke, who is credited with launching the #MeToo movement that went viral and prompted a societal conversation around the world.Read more


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CoreNet Global Summit in Boston: Day Two “Running”

Day two of the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston began with a lesson in taking risks and breaking boundaries.Read more


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CoreNet Global Summit in Boston: Day One “You Are The Future”

CoreNet Global kicked off its North American Summit in Boston with a welcome from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, updates from Chairman David Kamen, Chief Executive Officer Angela Cain, and an insightful presentation on the state of artificial intelligence and the impact of robots.

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Here’s How A Mentor Can Help You MOVE UP in Record Time

George Conti has been a dedicated mentor since our test launch in Fall of 2017. Seeing that he’s witnessed the growth of the program firsthand, we were thrilled to take a moment to chat with him about his overall experience:

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Buckle Up for the Belt and Road Initiative

The much-talked-about Belt and Road (B&R) initiative is a massive infrastructure and economic development plan put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping. At an estimated investment cost of up to US$8 trillion, the initiative centers on connectivity and cooperation between China and Eurasian countries via the overland “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the oceangoing “Maritime Silk Road”.Read more


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Privacy and the Future of Workplace

Guest blog post by  Sam Sahni, Unispace

The Circle – a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers – is a dystopian glimpse into the future of working among the internet giants that currently dominate business.  But it also carries a very definitive vision of the future of workplace from the eyes of the workforce, and it is far from complimentary.Read more


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Positioning Your Property for a Surge in Electric Vehicle Ownership

Guest post by Van Wilkins, Director of Business Development, ABM

The impressive growth in longer-range models of electric vehicle (EV) models and a steadily rising count of EV charging installations have thought leaders claiming EV is at – or already past – a crucial tipping point. The transportation landscape is changing for consumers and businesses.   Now the question for property owners is how their EV charging infrastructure will fit into that landscape.Read more


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Poker Teaches Lessons for Decision-Makers On Taking Risks

The final day of the CoreNet Global Summit in Madrid saw motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and professional poker player Caspar Berry close proceedings by using a game of poker to illustrate lessons on how to make decisions and manage risk through a better understanding of how people make choices. Berry concluded that we need to embrace the reality of uncertainty, and to accept the reality of making decisions in the world today: that we’ll often be wrong. However, we need to be prepared to be wrong in the long term to eventually achieve our desired goal.Read more


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What Do Occupiers Want?

CoreNet Global was recently invited to explore that question at the annual conference of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7.

The panel session, “Aligning with the Business: What Occupiers Want,” featured CoreNet Global Chairman David Kamen, MCR.h, Americas Real Estate Leader with EY, and CoreNet Global member Peter Barnett, National Real Estate Strategy Leader at PwC.Read more


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