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Moderator Wendy Block Feldman, Senior Managing Director, Savills Studley - Washington Wendy Feldman Block is an award-winning commercial real estate executive serving tenants in the Washington, DC area at Savills Studley. As Senior Managing Director, Wendy has expertise in build-to-suit transactions, leases, due diligence and acquisitions and dispositions. In 2017, Wendy became the first broker in the world to advise a client, American Society of Interior Designers, who achieved both WELL and LEED Platinum certifications. She is now widely acknowledged as the foremost expert broker and thought leader in pursuing WELL Building Standard in the DC region. ...
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CORENET GLOBAL MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER HONORS KAISER PEMANENTE’S LORENA GONZALEZ AND OTHER LEADERS IN CORPORATE REAL ESTATE     (Washington, DC – May 10, 2018) The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of CoreNet Global, the world’s leading association for corporate real estate professionals, celebrated exemplary regional achievement at its 2018 Awards of Excellence on Wednesday, May 9, at The Anthem at The Wharf in Washington, D.C.   “With these awards, CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic recognizes not only exceptional performances in corporate real estate but the spirit and power of collaboration that accelerates the success of our members and their companies,” ...
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The 2018 NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour is Thursday, May 3 rd . The tour this year features properties "Outside the Beltway" - Fairfax and Loudoun markets such as Tysons, Westfields, Reston, Herndon, and Route 28. If you are doing business in this area or any other part of Northern Virginia - you need to be on the bus tour. Mid-Atlantic Chapter Members - Special pricing is available for members only for the upcoming NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour. Please contact Hayley at NAIOP  to register
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Coming to a Workplace Near You: New Disruptive Tech Promises High Value to Building Owners and Users   (Washington, DC – February 2, 2018)  From blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI) to wearables, new disruptive technologies are bringing to commercial real estate greater efficiencies, higher returns on investment and enhanced user experiences in the workplace, according to leading experts at CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic’s inaugural Technology Symposium. Technology innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate real estate decision-makers from around the country shared insights on changes that will radically shape the way corporate users acquire, manage ...
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Diane is an accomplished and highly motivated Real Estate profes­sional with extensive experience managing large, diverse, com­mercial portfolios. She is proficient in site selection, acquisitions and divestitures, lease negotiation, lease administration, strategic portfolio planning, workplace strategy, facility management and design and construction. A visionary with critical thinking skills to find solutions and manage change, Diane is able to adapt and excel in high-pressure, fast-paced environments. She brings con­siderable success and experience through core competencies of: Market Analysis & Site selection, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Design ...
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Mark Hesselschwerdt is a Vice President and Program Director with JLL Technology Solutions, within the JLL Corporate Solutions group. In this capacity, Mark leads a team of consultants, developers and support technicians to enable corporate real estate organizations to maximize their investment in technology. Mark’s team is currently dedicated to the successful adoption of real estate technology by more than 100,000 global employees at Dell. Mark has an extensive background in corporate real estate and technology consulting, helping organizations map their short and long term real estate goals back to technology initiatives. Over the course of his career, ...
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Samantha “Sam” Fisher has been with Capital One’s real estate organization, Workplace Solutions, for 10 years.  She has over 20 years of  experience leading and managing programs, service integrations, service + process delivery, and technology adoption.  She has a keen eye for understanding the human element of the workplace and developing strategies that are customer focused. Her team is accountable for all facets of an associate’s workplace experience at Capital One, including Workplace Strategy, Associate Services, Sustainability, and Marketing + Communications.  Sam is also a key stakeholder in the real estate technology journey and accountable for ...
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Steve Weikal Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate Founder, MIT Real Disruption Conferences Steve Weikal is Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate, responsible for managing relationships between the Center and its global network of industry partners and nearly 1100 alumni of the MIT Master’s in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program, in 43 countries. He is also a lecturer and researcher, focused on innovative new technology and business models that disrupt the traditional ways of developing, transacting and managing real estate. Steve is the Founder of MIT Real Disruption, a successful series of conferences discussing ...
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Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group.  In this role, he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to current and potential clients in all sectors and service lines.  Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. Some of the projects Stuart is currently working on are focused on artificial intelligence, blockchain, IOT, and augmented reality. Stuart was recently named a Global Business Transformation Leader 150 recipient. Stuart was previously the Chief Information Officer ...
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John Smart “Smarty” Program Director, IBM Watson IoT, Cognitive Retail & Workplace Solutions Smarty is known for helping clients drive costs out of their real estate portfolio while helping them create an engaging experience for the people that use the buildings. He is an industry thought leader in workplace strategies. Smarty leads the global strategy and direction for retail and workplace IoT offerings in the IBM Watson IoT business unit. He serves clients by defining market strategies, creating innovative offerings, growing delivery capabilities, and helping them drive operational performance goals. Smarty has 25+ years’ experience in the real estate ...
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Simon serves as Vice President of Business Development for Saltmine and is an 18 year veteran of the Real Estate industry. Simon specializes in Real Estate Technology focusing on helping clients leverage solutions to meet both the clients tactical and strategic needs. Simon is part of the IFMA Technology Community, serving as Global Liaison, serves as President of the CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter and recently became a member of Faculty on the CoreNet Global Masters of Corporate Real Estate, specializing in both CRE Technology and Workplace Stategy. Simon earned his law degree from the University of Southampton, UK and a Master’s degree in Business and ...
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Lindsay Baker is a technologist and catalyst of the cutting edge in smart building, having led some of the most successful building initiatives in the country. Lindsay is the President of Comfy, a software company based in Oakland, California. She serves on the board of the US Green Building Council in Northern California, and was a lead convener and author of the LEED green building rating systems, as well as having worked in Google's real estate sustainability team. She did her PhD work in Building Science at UC Berkeley on human interactions with the built environment, and has published broadly on these issues and others throughout the building industry
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As the Director of Design Intelligence at IA Interior Architects, Guy is an Architect, Technologist, and Thought Leader focusing on the connections between design and emerging technologies. Trained in the arts, design, and fine woodworking, Guy finds architecture to be the profession that best unites these disciplines. Upon the adoption of digital technologies in his design practice in 1989, capturing relevant information from the edge environment, and making it available for AEC processes is Guy’s passio
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The Call for Proposals for 2018 CoreNet Global Summits  in EMEA and North America is OPEN! You are invited to submit proposals for 2018 Global Summits in Madrid (registration opens in the New Year) and   Boston   (registration open now). We seek   proposals that feature extraordinary speakers ,   new content   and   interactive learning formats .  Your proposal should address innovative developments, next practices, and the skills that enable CRE professionals, like you, to excel in your career and that advance our profession.     You are encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal based upon the Summit theme ,   What’s ...
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November 8, 2017 ATLANTA (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) —   CoreNet Global, the most prominent professional association for corporate real estate professionals, named Stephen Dunn, Director of Workplace at CSRA, Inc,  as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. CoreNet Global made the announcement yesterday at the Global Awards & Recognition Dinner held in conjunction with the Global Summit in Seattle. Dunn, affiliated with CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter, was instrumental in the development of the Bossier City (LA) Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in which state and city partnerships leveraged economic development incentives to create more ...
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We're excited to announce a new strategic initiative that will shape the future operating model of CoreNet Global; a model to ensure our association's relevance and indispensability for years to come. And, as our valued members, we need your help! Future Forward   2025 is an initiative aimed at predicting, preparing and planning for the ultimate association model.  We are keen to harness the energy and enthusiasm that we know you can bring to creating a shared vision for the organization that we all call our professional home. Much like the "Corporate Real Estate 2020" research project of 2012 that sought to make bold predictions about the future of ...
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As a corporate real estate (CRE) professional, you know how important it is to network with other CRE professionals with whom you can form relationships, develop business and share best practices. CoreNet Global, today's essential association for CRE professionals, gives you this and so much more. And whether you are looking to advance your career, simply learn more about CRE, or develop your leadership skills, CoreNet Global has a wide range of membership benefits that will add to your knowledge and broaden your professional horizons. You will enjoy these valuable benefits as a CoreNet Global member: Network with nearly 10,000 CRE professionals, ...
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The Mid-Atlantic Annual Golf Outing is  Monday, September 25, 2017, and is  SOLD OUT ! Thank you to all of our sponsors and members for making the 2017 Golf Outing another sold out event! The day  begins with breakfast and a few warm-up shots at the driving range or on the putting course. Foursomes participate in a shotgun start beginning at 10:00AM and all sponsors are invited to attend our After-Golf Awards Party immediately following the Outin
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The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of CoreNet Global celebrated superlative regional achievement and collaboration in corporate real estate as the organization presented its 2017 Awards of Excellence on Tuesday, May 9, at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. “Our CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter stands for the acceleration of success in our industry, in individual careers, and in the larger community. With these awards, we recognize exceptional performances in corporate real estate on a stage where so many other groundbreaking performances have achieved national acclaim and influence,” said Mark Gorman, Vice President of Corporate ...
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