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Professional Summary An accomplished and highly motivated Real Estate professional with extensive experience managing large, diverse, commercial portfolios.  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.  Able to adapt and excel in high-pressure, fast-paced environments.  Bring considerable success and experience through core competencies of: Market Analysis & Site selection ·Acquisitions & Divestitures ·Design & Construction ...
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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, Mark ...
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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 ensuring ...
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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 at ...
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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 industry ...
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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 Information ...
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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 passion.
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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 Next? ...
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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 than ...
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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 Outing.
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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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Steve Dunn, AIA, MCR   for the 2017 CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic  Pinnacle CRE Leadership Award   The 2017 CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Pinnacle CRE Leadership Award goes to one of our Chapter's most fervent advocates for the value of CoreNet membership, educational and network opportunities. Steve Dunn, AIA, MCR, he's the Director of Workplace with CSRA. He has consistently delivered results in many aspects of his professional and personal life; within CoreNet. Steve has served on Mid-Atlantic Gala Committees, and Co-Chaired Community Reinvestment and Sustainability through the years. He's spoken at Chapter, ERS and Global Summit events. He's ...
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Gala is Sold Out

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We are looking forward to a great event!
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Upcoming Programs from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter The calendar of events is filling up for 2017. Make sure to check out these exciting topics from the Education Committee: March 22: The Process of Inclusion at Exelon: Tour of Exelon HQ Project, Baltimore MD April 6: Roadmap 2030, DC May: The Washington Post Project & Tour, DC June: CoStar Tour & Why Choose Richmond, Richmond VA September: The Global Workplace, Virtual October: Technology Symposium, DC November: Workplace Strategy Re-Visited, Baltimore MD
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Grand Prize: One (1) Free Membership with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter for 2017 Raffle Items: - Bottle of Wine, donated by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank - Two (2) Tickets to Nationals Game, donated by NOS - Humanscale Desk Lamp, donated by Price Modem - Bottle of Wine, donated by Dize Group
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Check out the September issue of CoreNet Global's Leadership Magazine where the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is featured for the first time as part of the "Association Roundup"! Earlier this year, the Education Committee hosted a global panel discussing corporate real estate (CRE) strategies and the role of CRE in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the event collaborated the CoreNet New York City and the London Chapters. The three AOL office locations connected via telepresence technology allowing attendees to participate in this multi-continent event. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is constantly striving to bring a new dimension to ...
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