Details of the 2020 AGM can be found here.
OCCUPIER INSIGHTS & WRAP UP EVENT
CoreNet Global UK Chapter hosted its first Wrap Up and Occupier Insights event on 13 November at the impressive auditorium in Aviva’s London headquarters. The event, which will be one of the Chapters key annual events going forward, was created to share key findings from the two Occupier Insights sessions and to give a whistle-stop tour of the years’ highlights.
After a brief introduction from James Pack, CoreNet Global UK Chapters Board Member responsible for events, Kirk Vallis was welcomed to the stage. Kirk challenged attendees to think about the last year and how much creativity they used to solve problems.
The communities’ team, led by Vernon Blunt, gave an overview of the 2019 events including the annual summer boat tour, architectural tours and building tours.
Sam Pickering, CoreNet Global UK Chapter President, then took to the stage to give an overview of the two occupier insights events held earlier in the year.
Steven Lang from Savills was the penultimate speaker and shared the latest ‘What workers want’ research findings with attendees.
Kirk Vallis wrapped up the event with a challenge to work on solving problems more creatively in 2020 and ended by sharing two big principles to bear in mind when it comes to creativity:
- You don’t have to be serious to solve serious problems
- Get uncomfortably excited!
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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 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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!