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Survey-based Research Initiatives

In conjunction with its Strategic Gold Partners, CoreNet Global conducts a series of survey-based research initiatives. The research topics cover a wide-range of issues and trends facing today's corporate real estate professionals, such as workplace, change management, partnering with shared services, and location strategy, amongst others. Conducting these Surveys allows CoreNet Global to contribute to the body of Corporate Real Estate research, and stay at the forefront of ongoing trends. They also allow CoreNet Global to strengthen its position as the leading association for Corporate Real Estate Professionals. Research findings are posted on the Knowledge Center Online, CoreNet Global's web-based knowledge repository.

Why should I take these surveys?
  • Survey takers, who share their information with us, are invited to exclusive webinars where topic experts present the Survey findings. Attendee get a first look at the results, and have the opportunity to interact with the presenters during the Q&A sessions.
  • We respect your privacy, and as such, all survey responses are presented in aggregate form, and never tied to any individual or company.  Any contact information you share, is kept private, and only used to share results.
  • Membership is not required to take a survey. Click here for more information about membership.
Recent survey-based projects:
April 2014 - The CoreNet Global Facilities Management Survey
The CoreNet Global 2014 Facilities Management Survey aimed to benchmark FM service levels. The results of this Survey include peer service levels across high employee impact areas.
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April 2014 - CoreNet Global and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank 'HR, CRE, IT & Finance Partners in Strategy’ Survey
CoreNet Global and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank conducted a survey to better understand from a holistic perspective, the relationship between successfully implementing Workplace Strategies and the integration of HR, CRE, IT and Finance-"Partners in Strategy"
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March 2014 - CoreNet Global and DTZ 'Urban Relocation' Survey
The CoreNet Global and DTZ "Urban Relocation" Survey sought to delve into this growing trend in workplace strategies: the relocation of more and more companies to new or redesigned, often smaller, locations in the, urban core. We wanted to examine what motivates companies to undertake complex relocations.
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January 2014 -  2013 CoreNet Global End User Compensation Survey
CoreNet Global is pleased to present the 2013 CoreNet Global Compensation Survey. Sponsored by CoreNet Global and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this survey is designed to provide internal corporate real estate (CRE) organization professionals with competitive compensation levels and current information regarding the design, features, and administration of compensation programs.
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December 2013 -  CoreNet Global and CBRE 'Capital Planning: Measuring the Return on Capital for Office Facilities Projects
The Purpose of the survey was to better understand best practices in capital spend management within Corporate Real Estate including how organizations measure and manage the effectiveness of the capital dollars that the corporation entrusts to the real estate department.
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November 2013 -  CoreNet Global and Johnson Controls “Strategic Talent Management - Leveraging Human Capital” Survey
The CoreNet Global and Johnson Controls strategic talent management survey explored new ways to recognize and nurture talent, and delve beyond the traditional measures of qualifications and experience.
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November 2013 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo “Workplace Experience” Survey
The goal of this CoreNet Global and Sodexo Survey was to understand your impressions on personal and organizational drivers of Workplace Experience.
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October 2013 -  CoreNet Global and CBRE “Next Generation Program Management Offices: Enabling Service Delivery & Strategic Partnerships” Survey
The CoreNet Global-CBRE survey, "Next Generation PMOs Enabling Integrated Service Delivery and Strategic Partnerships," was aimed at understanding how PMOs are evolving in usefulness and how CRE organizations are investing in this capability.
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October 2013 - CoreNet Global and Deloitte Consulting 'Outsourcing Survey'
The 'Outsourcing Survey' aimed to identify and analyze industry practices and trends in the context of service delivery strategy, performance management, incentive programs, and risk management. Our areas of focus included: flexibility, pricing, bidding, innovation, and vendor management.
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September 2013  - CoreNet Global and Johnson Controls 'Strategic Data Center Management: Transforming Fear into Opportunity'
This survey gauges risks, opportunities and threats in critical environments, and explores the bottom line impact on enterprise portfolio.
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April 2013  - CoreNet Global 2012 Location Strategy Survey
The Survey was conducted to gather information on the degree of adoption of a series of leading practices related to effective location strategy and decision making. We surveyed End User members, globally, in order to get a truly international perspective on the practices we aimed to study
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March 2013  - CoreNet Global and CBRE ‘Getting Big Things Done – Successfully Driving Big Initiatives’
Increasingly, CRE leaders are driving high impact initiatives to create value. This survey sought to answer questions regarding the biggest CRE initiatives as well as the difficulties and risks of achieving them.
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March 2013  - CoreNet Global and CBRE ‘CRE Customer Relationship Management – Enabling Organizational Success
We have observed many Corporate Real Estate organizations investing in customer relationship management (CRM) techniques in order to be more effective and relevant. By querying the CoreNet community we sought to better understand how this is currently being approached and accomplished.
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March 2013  - CoreNet Global and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank ‘Technology: Reporting and Analytics'
CoreNet Global and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank conducted a survey to better understand the overall role of technology in corporate real estate organizations.
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January 2013 - CoreNet Global and FPL Associates ‘2012 End User Compensation Study’
CoreNet Global is pleased to present the 2012 CoreNet Global Compensation Survey. Sponsored by CoreNet Global and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this survey is designed to provide internal corporate real estate (CRE) organization professionals with competitive compensation levels and current information regarding the design, features, and administration of compensation programs.
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Archived Research Projects


Need more information?
Sonali Tare
Director, Knowledge and Research
Phone: +1.404.589.3206

Erin Halten
Knowledge Center Librarian
Phone: +1.404-589-3254