CoreNet Global Announces Winners of Global Innovator's Awards Winners and Finalists Honored at Atlanta Global Summit

CoreNet Global Announces Winners of Global Innovator's Awards Winners and Finalists Honored at Atlanta Global Summit

Press Release
October 23, 2007

ATLANTA - October 27, 2003 - CoreNet Global, the world's leading professional association for corporate real estate leaders, announced the winners of its Global Innovator's Awards last week at the Atlanta Global Summit.

One of CoreNet Global's main focuses is to promote industry learning and the sharing of best practices among its 7,500 members. The Global Innovator's Award has resulted in powerful, shared learning that relates the most innovative practices in corporate real estate and workplace management

CoreNet Global's 2003 Global Innovator's Award Winners are:

  • Ford Land - "In the Community" - an innovative program that supports community organizations and education, and improves the environment in which Ford Land operates.
  • Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council - "Revolutionizing Economic Development" - an innovative tool incorporating the latest GIS technology with the Council's market and industry knowledge to provide a more efficient, cost effective site selection and development process.
  • Sprint Enterprise Property Services - "Sprint e-Volution Program" - an innovative program designed to provide customers with creative and competitive real property solutions that deliver tangible value and cost savings.
  • Toyota Real Estate & Facilities - "Process Green" - an innovative and sustainable approach to minimize the impacts of development while decreasing cost and expenses.
  • U.S. Army - "ARMS Program" - an innovative program designed to treat its ammunition production facilities and surrounding real estate as assets, while letting the commercial marketplace help reduce the cost of Army operations and production.

Of 49 entries, 12 finalists were selected to present their innovations before a panel of senior corporate real estate professionals and leading educators at Harvard University last August. And at the Atlanta Global Summit, a number of finalists presented their innovations in Global Summit workshops, allowing attendees to have a more detailed look at the wide range of innovative practices emerging from the program.

"This year's Global Innovator's Award winners show some of the best innovations in corporate real estate. Ever since this award was introduced, the interest, participation and value has grown tremendously, and we are thrilled to be able to share these best practices with our members and the corporate real estate industry," said Tim Venable, CoreNet Global Innovator's Award Coordinator and Editor, Corporate Real Estate Leader, the professional journal which will feature the award-winning case studies.

CoreNet Global's Global Innovator's Award Finalists also included:

  • Beck/SBC Team - "DESTINI"
  • Deutsche Bank - "db Smart Office"
  • Gensler/Volkswagen Team - "America Marketplace Program"
  • Greater Halifax Partnership - "Momentum for Smart Growth"
  • Johnson Controls - "Renewable Energy Solution"
  • Prudential Group - "Flexible Working Environments"
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers WorkPlace & WorkPlace Partners - "Building the Symbiotic CRE Model"

The Global Innovator's Award is sponsored by Deloitte & Touche, Equis and Gensler. For more information on the Global Innovator's Awards, please contact Tim Venable by phone at 404-589-3221, or via email tvenable@corenetlearning.org