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Occupier Insight: Demystifying smart technologies
CoreNet Global UK Chapter hosted its second Occupier Insight series, titled ‘Demystifying smart technologies’ on the 26th of September which was kindly hosted by Macquarie at their London offi ce and sponsored by IWG.

Our panel of experts, moderated by Steve Norris of Incendium included:

  • Michelle Marwood - Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Services Operations, EMEA & India, Blackstone
  • Mark Bell - Senior Regional Site Operations, EMEA, Adobe
  • Julie Lapsley - Customer Lead: New Buildings Milton Keynes and Bottle, Santander
  • Kim Van Rooyen Global Head of IT Turner & Townsend

Planned Events

Occupier Insight Series

We hosted our first Occupier Insights event on the 22nd of May. Attended by 35 Occupiers, the focus was on delivering CSR objectives set by those not necessarily responsible for delivering them from a CRE perspective.

A more in depth summary from the event will be shared at a wrap up event later in the year but we wanted to share two key points that came out of the session. Occupiers are under enormous pressure to delivery CSR strategies but generally speaking:

  1. The vast majority of landlords of multi-let offices are unable to adequately support occupiers in reaching their CSR objectives. This is both in terms of providing appropriate space and providing the necessary building performance data.
  2. Flexible office space providers do not understand the importance of sharing sustainability data for their portfolios with their clients and how their operations impact Occupiers sustainability programmes and their Corporate Responsibility objectives.

CoreNet Global UK will be setting up committee including occupiers to see how we can address these issues and effect change within the industry.

The next Occupier Insights event will be taking place on the 26th September 2019 so save the date!

CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter announces news Executive Committee appointments

December 2018, London - CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter has appointed joint owner and managing partner of HennessyGodden, John Godden, as Treasurer and James Pack, managing director and founder of Sentinel RPI, as the Executive Committee Events Chair for 2019.

Taking over as Treasurer from Joseph Hallam, John brings a wealth of experience and financial acumen to the position. Prior to founding HennessyGodden, John was employed as head of London cost management services within Capita, with responsibility for a £5m turnover business unit and consultancy team. At CoreNet, he has over the last four years, led the teams that delivered the highly successful Summer Party. As an active member of the Operations Committee for the past three years, James Pack has led the Sustainability Community and organised a number of excellent community events for the UK Chapter, including the recent and extremely popular, Behavior Eats Process for Breakfast seminar with Google’s Head of Creativite Development. Succeeding Christina, as she moves into the Vice President role next year, James brings experience, passion and enthusiasm that will enable the UK Chapter to drive forward its Events Programme, which is already set to see some big changes in 2019. James Crisp, President of CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter, comments: “The latest appointments to our Executive Committee align with our strong and consistent strategy to have a diverse range of disciplines within our UK Chapter committees, offering members the opportunity to benefit from a variety of talented industry leaders. I am delighted that John will take over as treasurer and James as events chair in 2019. I have no doubt that we will see great things from both in their respective roles over the coming months.

CoreNet Global's UK Chapter announces Vice President

Christina-Sigliano.jpg18 September 2018, London - CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter has appointed Director of EMEA Corporate Solutions at JLL, Christina Sigliano, as 2019 Vice President of its chapter.

Succeeding Sam Pickering, as he becomes chapter President, Christina will use her comprehensive knowledge of the corporate real estate sector and her proven commitment to the Chapter to support Sam in implementing the UK Chapter’s long-term strategy, and ensure members continue to be engaged and invested in the future of CoreNet and the CRE industry.

Having been an active CoreNet member for 15 years, both in the UK and Australia, Christina will continue to support the member-focussed strategy which is centred on learning, collaboration and networking opportunities. Her role as Vice President will see her take the President role in 2020.

James Crisp, President of CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter, comments: “Having implemented a strong succession plan in recent years, our Chapter is better structured and more consistent than ever before. I am delighted that Christina, who has been part of the Chapter Operations Committee and latterly the Executive Board, will take over as Vice President of the UK Chapter next year and go on to be President in 2020.

Our Executive Committee and Operating Committee teams consist of a range of disciplines from across the sector, including end users with three currently on the Executive board, consultants and service providers. Having such diverse committees puts us in a position where we have been able to create and implement a consistent strategy suited to all CRE professionals, leaving the UK Chapter in a strong position for the future.”

CoreNet Global UK Chapter Young Leaders - Be Aware

QPCR - CoreNet’s newest professional designation, the Qualified Professional of Corporate Real Estate. It is designed for those with less than 5 years of corporate real experience and is delivered digitally through virtual classroom seminars and eLearning courses. The introductory price includes a free Global Summit registration. Those in the program thus far are giving it rave reviews. Learn more here.

Mentor Match - To further bolster our Young Leader value proposition, we also launched the Mentor Match platform last fall and have paired more than 400 mentors and mentees virtually for 60-day sessions. The next mentoring session will begin September 1st. To improve the offering, we are producing a series of 12 five-minute videos that provide tips and training for mentors and mentees. Learn more here.

Webinar: Introduction to CoreNet Global Mentoring Programme

Please find the recording of this excellent webinar here:
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This webinar will introduce the CoreNet Global mentoring scheme and will outline:

  • The purpose/benefits of Mentor Match
  • Creating a profileNavigating the website
  • Maximising the mentoring experience

CoreNet Global strives to deliver value to its members at each stage of their career. Mentoring is one way to assist members to connect in a meaningful way. By participating, Mentors and Mentees can connect with other like-minded professionals.

Decision Making in Uncertain Times

A fantastic line-up of speakers from a range of backgrounds came together at WeWork Aldwych in May, bringing first-hand experience and examples of decision-making in uncertain times.
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Uncertainty and risk at One Big Day 2018

Last month more than 200 delegates from across the corporate real estate sector came together at One Big Day. We had a fantastic range of speakers and lively sessions all exploring the theme of ‘uncertainty.’

The chapter used the day as an opportunity to deliver a by invitation End-User Occupier session with thanks to our sponsors CBRE. Led by Kirsten Edwards-Warren, a professional economist and leadership coach the session provided a unique perspective on how to change leadership styles and manage uncertainty.
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Five things I learned at CoreNet One Big Day 2018

A couple of hours at CoreNet One Big Day (OBD) is enough to get you the views of dozens of different corporate real estate leaders — and that’s just at the coffee points. If you want to test the temperature — of everything from business environment to portfolio strategy — this is the place to do it. I managed to do my own private polling in and out of the conference rooms, and this is some of what I picked up.

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CoreNet’s UK Chapter wins Chapter of the Year at Global Awards

Award-presentation2.jpgThe UK Chapter of CoreNet Global has been awarded ‘Large/Mega Chapter of the Year’ at the Global Awards and Recognition dinner, held last week at the Global Summit in Seattle. 

Awards-BJ2.jpgThe UK Chapter has been recognised for its membership recruitment, growth and retention strategies, delivery of value proposition and diversity of local programmes, innovative programming, it’s focus on Young Leader development and CRE professionals as well as its alignment with CoreNet Global’s Strategic Plan, during the financial year of 2017.

This is a first for the Chapter that has spent the last year working hard to retain and grow its membership through sharing news and adding value with a range of educational and social events.

President, Ben Johnson, who was there to collect the award said, “It’s an exciting time to be part of CoreNet’s UK Chapter. In the last year alone, we have had 69 new members join against the long-term average of 44, and the Young Leaders is the fastest growing group with 31 new members - more than double to prior years. We’re a growing chapter and want to continue to provide our members with the highest quality events and learning.

“We’ve implemented several new initiatives, including a quarterly newsletter to keep members informed, reinvigorated our website, and have a social media strategy in place to promote the best parts of being a member of our chapter. To win this award is testament to the hard work the team at operating and executive level put in.”

Over the last year the Chapter has also implemented an innovative events programme that provides members and non-members a range of informative events with balanced topics, taking into consideration economic, social and political events shaping the industry.

Latest Event Reports

For all previous event reports, please go to Past Events.

Drivers for Flexibility
Date: 3 October 2019
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GROW.png Here East Tour
Date: 5 September 2019
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Behaviour Eats Process for Breakfast
Date: 8 October 2019
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GROW.png Architectural Walking Tour
Date: 24 July 2019
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Predictions and Resolutions 2019
Date:  17 January 2019
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Behaviour Eats Process for Breakfast
Date: 8 November 2018
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