Global Awards Program

Global Awards Program

Earn recognition from your company and peers through awards programs focused on innovation and excellence. Get recognized for your contributions to the corporate real estate profession, your corporation and the association. A number of awards programs are offered throughout the year.    

See submission guidelines here and submit your project or initiative here.


  • Professional Excellence
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Global Innovator’s Award
  • CRE Executive of the Year
  • Chapter of the Year
  • NEW! Young Leader of the Year Award

Professional Excellence Award

professional excellence logoCoreNet Global’s Professional Excellence Award celebrates innovation in management and work processes, specifically as it produces world-class, superior performance and delivers a desired, measurable and sustained result.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Professional Excellence Award

  • LEVERTON – Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management
  • Microsoft – "Smart Building" Initiatives Help Microsoft Reduce Energy Usage and Innovate

 

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Sustainable Leadership Award

sustainable lead logoCoreNet Global’s Sustainable Leadership Award celebrates work that accelerates the adoption of environmentally friendly and socially responsible real estate practices.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Sustainable Leadership Award 

  • Microsoft – Microsoft Achieves Zero Waste at its 44,000-Employee Puget Sound Campus
  • Rocky Mountain Institute – Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado

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Global Innovator’s Award - GIA

Celebrating the Forward-Thinkers, Innovators & Game Changers in Corporate Real Estate

The H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA) recognizes excellence and innovation in corporate real estate (CRE). Since 2000, the award has honored the "game changers" in CRE—those individuals and companies whose work, ideas and best practices elevate the practice of corporate real estate.

Nominees for the GlA are chosen from project submissions in three categories—Sustainable Leadership, Economic Development and Industry Excellence. The winner of the Global Innovator's Award is recognized live on-stage at CoreNet Global's Annual North America Summit, during the annual awards and recognition dinner. Their achievement is also showcased in the LEADER magazine and the Knowledge Center Online, and distributed via CoreNet Global press releases.

The 2017 GIA competition was held at MIT in July 2017.

For more information, contact Tim Venable at tvenable@corenetglobal.org.

LEVERTON Wins the 2017 Global Innovator's Award from CoreNet Global

Global Innovator's Award (GIA)

2018 GIA Winner

CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for corporate real estate, workplace and economic development professionals, has named LEVERTON the winner of the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award for advancements in corporate real estate.

LEVERTON’s entry was “Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management.” The company is an artificial intelligence firm that focuses on procuring data out of corporate and legal documentation. LEVERTON and Savills Studley teamed to present LEVERTON’s advanced artificial intelligence that is powering Savills’ K3 Knowledge Cubed solution to improve data transparency and analytics for their clients..

LEVERTON's entry for the Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management project also received the 2017 Professional Excellence Award from CoreNet Global.

Senior leaders in the association judged 56 entries across the three awards categories and had previously selected additional winners:

PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD:

  • LEVERTON – Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management
  • Microsoft – “Smart Building” Initiatives Help Microsoft Reduce Energy Usage and Innovate

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP AWARD:

  • Microsoft – Microsoft Achieves Zero Waste at its 44,000-Employee Puget Sound Campus
  • Rocky Mountain Institute – Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado

In addition to those winners, the following entries were also finalists for the Global Innovator’s Award:

  • ANZ Banking Group – ANZ Flagship Branch, Sydney, Australia – New Ways of Working
  • CBRE – CBRE’s technology suite, Vantage, and acquisition of Floored
  • Etsy – Etsy Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York
  • RBC – One Team: Creating One Global Corporate Real Estate Team for RBC

Judges for the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA) were:

  • Silvano Mason, MCR, SLCR, Regional Director, Accommodation and Portfolio Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Christopher Staal, MCR, Corporate Real Estate Executive
  • Steve Weikal, Head of Industry and Alumni Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate
  • Terry Wood, Vice President, Real Estate, Kaiser Permanente

Sponsored by:

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Prior Winners:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003-2000

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CRE Executive of the Year Award

This award recognizes the corporate real estate (CRE) executive who made outstanding and distinguished contributions to his/her company and to the profession. It is aimed at acknowledging the achievements of the nominee within the past year. CoreNet Global seeks to recognize:

  • Achievements in contributing to company success
  • Contributions for elevating the practice of corporate real estate (CRE)
  • Contributions to the CRE profession as educator or leader
  • Current CoreNet Global membership

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The 2017 Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

Stephen Dunn, Director of Workplace at CSRA, Inc

 

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Chapter of the Year Award

Recognizing CoreNet Global's Best Chapter of the Year (small/medium and large/mega categories)

CoreNet Global recognizes two CoreNet Global chapters annually (one small/medium and one large/mega chapter) aimed at raising the profile of corporate real estate and recognizing the profession’s contributions to enterprise success. 

This category recognizes the Chapter which excelled in the following areas within FY2017 (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017):

  • membership recruitment and retention strategies
  • delivery of value proposition
  • delivery of innovative programming
  • alignment with CoreNet Global’s Strategic Plan

The 2017 Winner of the Large/Mega Chapter of the Year Award: UK Chapter

The 2017 Winner of the Small/Medium Chapter of the Year Award: Hong Kong Chapter

Young Leader of the Year Award

This award recognizes the Young Leader of the Year who showed a dedication and enthusiasm for his/her work, exemplifies excellence and should be considered ‘one to watch’ in the broad field of corporate real estate (CRE) in any member category.

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The 2017 H. Gordon Wylie, MCR, Young Leader of the Year

Rosario Carbonell, MCR, Executive Director, KMC Savills, Inc., from the CoreNet Global Philippines Chapter.

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Global Innovator's Award Contacts

Tim Venable
Senior Vice President
+1 404.589.3221
tvenable@corenetglobal.org

Nicki Williams
Manager - Logistics, Corporate Real Estate Forums & Awards Program
+1.404.589.3241
nwilliams@corenetglobal.org

Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year & Chapter of the Year Contact

Katleen Beeckman
VP, Global Chapter Development & Relations
+1 404.589.3256
+32 5321.2710 
kbeeckman@corenetglobal.org

See Awards Sponsorship Opportunities.