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Saturday, 30 April - Sunday, 1 May

Community Reinvestment Challenge
Chicago Summit Kick Off
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Saturday, 30 April 7:30 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Rebuilding Chicago
Community Reinvestment Challenge (CRC): Getting Dirty for a Good Cause

One way or another, CoreNet Global members are builders and more than 60 volunteers from our team rose with the sun Saturday morning to join the CoreNet Global Community Reinvestment Challenge (CRC) in conjunction with National Rebuilding Day and Rebuilding Together, metro Chicago's city-wide rebuilding day.

CoreNet Global members joined more than 3,500 locally – and 100,000 nationally – in the rebuilding effort. Global architecture and design firm Perkins + Will served as Presenting Sponsor of the of the Chicago Midwest Summit's CRC, which involved member volunteers working to renovate two homes on North Waller Avenue in the city's Austin neighborhood.

"We're involved because we are serious about social responsibility as a firm-wide purpose," said Gary Miciunas, a Principal in Perkins + Will's Chicago office. "This CRC sponsorship opportunity marries our corporate involvement with CoreNet Global and our civic commitment to such projects that honor the broader goals of society."

Newmark Knight Frank's Keith W. Cade, CCIM, MCR, served as the CRC Challenge Committee Chair. The timing of National Rebuilding Day and the CoreNet Global Summit was purely coincidental, but presented a natural opportunity for the two organizations to work together, Cade said.

"This event provides a great way to give back locally and introduce visitors to the city of Chicago – all while serving the needs of others," Cade said. "We are fortunate that CoreNet Global could help our host city, and at the same time contribute to the national rebuilding effort. It's very good timing all around."

– Bailey Webb

Sunday, 1 May
CoreNet Global Summit Kicks Off At Chicago's Navy Pier

CoreNet Global, the world's leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, kicks off the Spring Global Summit Chicago Midwest May 1.
Navy Pier, Chicago
Navy Pier, Chicago

More than 1,900 corporate real estate executives, economic developers and service providers are expected to join the Summit at Chicago's historic Navy Pier where a forum of industry thought leaders and strategists will discuss topics such as the impact of technology on the workplace, green strategies, the role of real estate in overall corporate strategy and adaptive reuse and redevelopment. How are Time Warner and Pfizer preparing for the next growth wave? What are Wells Fargo's views on corporate real estate financial strategy? These questions and others will be answered at the Summit by industry leaders.

Also during the summit, CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle will present the U.S. findings of Jones Lang LaSalle's Global Corporate Real Estate Survey 2011 in a special press event on May 2 at Navy Pier.

Summit keynote speakers include author and futurist Greg Lindsay, who will discuss "The Way We'll Live Next: New Frontiers of Globalization;" Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times, whose session, "The Digital Tsunami – Opportuniteis & Effects of a New Digital Workspace," covers digital culture's impact on the way we work; and globalization and innovation expert Greg Clark, who will explore our changing cities and how that change impacts global business and corporations.
– Bailey Webb

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