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Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, Iron Mountain
Sarah Abrams is Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate at Iron Mountain, a Fortune 1000 company. Sarah leads a global team responsible for real estate/portfolio strategy, transactions, construction and facility management for a portfolio of 90+ million sf in 56 countries. Prior to Iron Mountain, Sarah was president of the corporate real estate division of Fidelity Investments, where she led the team responsible for providing all real estate and location strategy services to Fidelity's business units. Sarah holds an adjunct faculty appointment at MIT's Center for Real Estate, is the recipient of 7 Luminary Awards was inducted into CoreNet Global's Distinguished Leaders Circle in 2019 and regularly teaches the Capstone Case as part of CoreNet's MCR designation.
Dir. RE Mgmt., Scenario & Space Planning, Genentech Inc.
Sara Andersen is Director of Real Estate Management, part of Workplace Effectiveness at Genentech, the organization responsible for ensuring the work environments support desired business outcomes for the business units at Genentech’s South San Francisco site and beyond. Sara’s role at Genentech allows her to exercise her passion for providing healthy, sustainable, financially performing environments which allow people to do their best work. As a Real Estate and Financial services professional with more than 25 years of experience, she has focused on setting overall business strategy for her group, running business units, building relationships and developing cross functional teams. In addition to her work accomplishments, Sara is a proud mother of two and will be joined onstage during the discussion by her son, Dylan (age 12).
Global Real Estate Solution Owner, SAP
Thomas Anderson is responsible for SAP‘s solutions that enable real estate organizations around the world. He is responsible for identifying trends in the increasingly complex real estate industry, working with customers to understand these trends and developing new solutions to meet the future needs of the real estate community.
Facilities Coordinator, JLL
David is a Facilities Coordinator for JLL based in New York, NY, and provides great customer experience, he conducts daily walkthroughs and files proactive tickets to resolve areas requiring attention. Prior to joining JLL, David was a temporary employee through the Best Buddies Jobs Program, working at Holland & Knight, and held various other temporary positions prior to joining the Best Buddies Jobs Program in 2015. David is attending the Borough of Manhattan Community College and expects to graduate in 2022 with an Associates Degree in Science, majoring in Video Arts and Technology. David has been a Best Buddies participant since 2015 including the Jobs and Friendship Programs.
Associate Director of Global Partnerships, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
Tobin has worked at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab since 2015 where he facilitates research projects, lab outreach, and travels around the world to share findings and insights from the lab's work. He also creates VR interactives, programs virtual worlds, shoots and edits 360 video, and composes music scores. He sees VR as a powerful tool to help create experiences that encourage us to re-shape the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. His VR pieces have been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the New Orleans Film Festival.
Market Development Manager, GoSpotCheck
Annie Atlas is the market director for facilities and commercial real estate at GoSpotCheck the platform that is reimagining how the mobile workforce works. Before leading the facilities management vertical at GoSpotCheck, Annie spent over 10 years in the facility maintenance industry in development roles, including time as market development manager for ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry group, where she was responsible for launching CIMS, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard. She also worked as an account executive for Veritiv, one of the nation’s largest distributors of facility supplies, packaging, and paper products where she managed business in Class A office space, healthcare, manufacturing and higher education. With GoSpotCheck Annie specializes in change enablement using technology to optimize business process, help stakeholders reduce cost to serve, and improve profitability. Annie consults with executive leaders in commercial global real estate, facilities management, and facility services to improve the human experience for the end customer through digital transformation initiatives.
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Thomas is CoreNet NYC’s Service Provider of the Year, 2020 and an executive advisor, speaker, and expert on corporate climate action. He has helped c-suites and global leadership teams at Fortune 1000 companies innovate their business and sharpen their competitive edge through the lens of sustainability. Recently he has taken lead on shaping global real estate's dominant role in environmental sustainability. During his MBA at MIT, he played a central role in promoting energy innovation and entrepreneurship as Managing Director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. Thomas is a Member of the Steering Committee for Decarbonizing NYC Offices.
Cristina Banks, PhD
Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, University of California Berkeley
Dr. Banks is Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces where she leads an interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners in innovative research projects and distribution of state of the art information regarding the development and implementation of healthy workplaces. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, where she has taught courses in management, organizational behavior and leadership to graduate and undergraduate students for 34 years. She has 42 years of experience founding and leading two organizational consulting firms. She is a nationally recognized expert in management practices and job design.
Content and Activtiy Designer, ESI Design
As a Content and Activity Designer, Katie approaches her role as both strategist and storyteller. Working mostly with corporate clients, Katie begins a project by absorbing all the information she can about a client, and then synthesizes and interprets her learnings to create memorable narratives. She advocates for both story and design, working with the client and ESI Design’s interdisciplinary team to realize engaging, meaningful experiences. Prior to joining ESI Design, Katie worked as a Content Strategist for another leading exhibit design firm, where she developed content for films, interactive experiences, and data visualizations for clients ranging from AT&T to the government of Kuwait.
Research Manager, JLL
David is Manager of Corporate Solutions Research for the Americas at JLL. He advises corporations formulate their real estate and workplace strategies and helps them understand market dynamics across the globe. David provides research on real estate development, economics, and policy conditions covering a variety of sectors, including office, retail, and industrial. Once a beer server in San Diego, David has conducted economic impact analyses of local beer markets and studied craft beer lobbying efforts. He created JLL’s Craft Beer Guidebook to Real Estate, which was cited by The New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Columbus Dispatch, and other outlets.
Account Manager, Buildingi
Tracy Barnett, MCR, is a 25+ year corporate real estate industry veteran. The most recent, and rewarding, years of her career she has been responsible for leading national teams delivering Workplace Services. Tracy has been fortunate to work with many notable clients such as Nike, The Coca Cola Company, Capital One, T-Mobile, Micron, FMC, Dell, Oath, Bank of America & Wells Fargo. She has been an active member of CoreNet Global for 10+ years.
Principal PM Manager - Microsoft's Core Services Engineering & Operations, Microsoft (Seattle)
As Principal PM Manager in Microsoft's Core Services Engineering & Operations, Kirkland is responsible for delivering the unified employee experience across Microsoft through an application called MyHub which spans both mobile and web. MyHub is the digital experience that empowers employees to be more productive, grow and develop their careers, and enjoy their life at Microsoft in a simple, personal, and user centered way. This includes simplified user centered employee experience across services provided by real estate & facilities, human resources, and finance. Kirkland has been responsible for leading user centered initiatives at Microsoft including early feedback and improvements of Power BI and large-scale employee listening efforts across technology portfolios.
Managing Director, JLL FLEX
Jacob Bates is the CEO of CommonGrounds. In this role, he is leading the evolution and accelerating the growth of their Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS) tailored enterprise-grade solutions in human-centric environments for occupiers, investors and owners. Jacob has a passion for the future of work and shaping tomorrow's workplace and leaders. He has 20 years of experience leading global enterprise corporate real estate portfolios, and workplace solutions. He has directly lead portfolios consisting of 5 to 20 million square feet for Nike, Cigna, Unity, and CBRE. Jacob provided the executive leadership for these Fortune 500 multinational companies, providing direction on global real estate operations, location strategies, design, construction, and workplace experience initiatives. Throughout his career, Jacob has directly led the opening and the operations of thousands of locations throughout the US and in more than 70 countries globally. Jacob holds degrees in Business Management & International Finance. At his leisure, Jacob enjoys long-distance running, horseback riding and spending time with his family.
Regional Director, Public Services and Procurement Canada
With a geomatics background in academia and the public and private sectors, Françoys Bernier is currently Regional Director, Corporate Services, Strategic Management and Communications, at Public Services and Procurement Canada. He is the director responsible for the Montreal office transformation project, the first activity based workplace of this size in the government of Canada. Since the transformation in January 2018, the 400 employees, managers and executives have been working in an activity based workplace with no assigned positions. Throughout his career, his focus remains to explore the relationship between space and people.
Melony Bethala, PhD
Senior Consultant, The Clearing
Dr. Melony Bethala is a qualitative researcher and consultant. As a Regional Workplace Manager for Newmark Knight Frank, she specializes in the human experience of work. Dr. Bethala researches the future of the workplace and establishes diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as anti-discrimination policies for companies in a range of industries. Previously, she served as the lead researcher and project manager for the Global Knowledge Center, NKF’s industry intelligence unit. Dr. Bethala completed her PhD at the University of York in the U.K., where she undertook a social and cultural project on women, diversity and institutions in India and Ireland.
Chief Administrative Officer, Borden Ladner Gervais
Didhiti Bhoumik is a seasoned Executive in managing business operations and Change Agent experienced at leading diverse organizational transformation projects that achieve cost reductions, operational efficiencies and productivity improvements within large complex corporate organizations.
Currently, as Chief Administrative Officer at BLG, Ms. Bhoumik adeptly wears several hats. She holds integrated leadership responsibility for Corporate Real Estate among other portfolios.
Ms. Bhoumik is a sought after speaker on subjects related to Corporate Real Estate, Project, and Procurement. She serves on the Board for CoreNet Global Canadian Chapter.
She has completed the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate from Harvard University.
Gavin Bloch, SLCR
Americas Director, Splice
Over the last few years Fannie Mae has embarked on a journey of change and transformation as it has moved to being a customer-centric organization that embraces lean management principles that we call WOW – a new Way of Working. Gavin, and his team are working on providing physical environments that are aligned with WOW. He is currently working on delivering approximately one million square feet of workplaces that are aligned with WoW in locations around the country. Gavin has over 25 years of experience in corporate real estate and previously was a Principal at Jacobs where he worked internationally with a team that facilitated the development and delivery of new workplaces that support their business goals. Clients included: IKEA, AbbVie and Sanofi. He has worked on projects in cities as diverse as Bucharest, Dubai, Vienna, London and Singapore. Gavin was a finalist for the 2013 CoreNet Global Innovator’s Award and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He also holds the Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) and Master of Corporate Real Estate with Honors (MCR.h) credentials from CoreNet Global.
Sonja Bochart has over twenty years of experience as a health and wellness focused project designer and biophilic design consultant, leading the sustainability and wellness practice at Shepley Bulfinch. Her portfolio includes higher-education, healthcare, cultural, and corporate design, including projects meeting LEED, LBC and WELL Building Standard certification. Sonja focuses on design that support both human and ecological health and well-being, leading immersive and experientially based biophilic design project team workshops. She attests that well-designed projects not only respect and support our communities and their surrounding environment; they can promote human physical and physiological health benefits and create places of wellness - for the mind, body and spirit.
Sr. Director, Global Real Estate, The Boeing Company
Jessup Bordson is the Sr. Director of Global Real Estate, serving in the Office of Internal Governance and Administration for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for the strategy and governance relative to Boeing’s real estate portfolio -- which comprises over 1,600 sites and 85 million square feet across more than 40 countries. Working closely with business and functional partners, he leads cross-enterprise property strategy and planning, the assessment of real estate implications and scenarios that drive recommendations, and the execution of real estate acquisition and disposition.
After joining Boeing in May 2018, Bordson is a member of the OIG & Admin leadership team as well as the Enterprise Services Council.
Prior to Boeing, Bordson served for 15 years at Honeywell leading strategic planning in Real Estate and Facilities operations globally. Additionally he held various roles of increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Operations where he became a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is Lean Manufacturing trained. Prior to Honeywell, Bordson served in various process improvement and consulting implementation roles at Andersen Windows.
Bordson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Corporate Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
President & CEO, Boyette Strategic Advisors
Del is President/CEO of Boyette, an economic development and location analysis firm he started over 13 years ago. He has served as Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; led economic development programs for the State of Georgia, and started and led the Comprehensive Incentives Management Services Practice at Deloitte. Del served on the CoreNet Global Board of Directors for eight years, participated in Corporate Real Estate 2020, has served as a judge for the Economic Development Leadership Award and Corporate Real Estate’s Global Innovators Award, and has received the CoreNet Global Luminary Award. Del is affiliated with CoreNet Global's New England Chapter.
Renae Bradshaw, MCR
Real Estate Director, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Renae Bradshaw is a Vice President for the Office Tenant Representation team at JLL, serving clients locally and globally out of the company’s headquarters in Chicago. Renae’s unique background in architecture and consulting has influenced the solutions-based approach she brings to her clients. As a partner and advisor, she helps her clients locate and create workspaces that inspire, drive productivity, attract and retain top talent, and reduce costs. She also specializes in helping business leaders leverage workplaces to support branding and the employee experience, a critical aspect of real estate decisions. Renae began her career in journalism, learning how to fact-find and weave disparate information into a clear story. Her understanding of business, public relations and marketing kickstarted a career that has spanned consulting C-suites at Accenture to working in corporate interiors. Before her transition to commercial real estate, Renae led the Chicago interiors practice for HOK, one of the world’s most prominent architecture and design firms. Her diverse background and career pivots have overall shaped Renae to be a well-rounded partner, one who is able to offer deep insights into a wide range of clients across all industries. Her ability to bring clarity to chaos and create human-centered strategies has stayed with her throughout her career, which now involves solving for her clients’ business challenges by future proofing their real estate portfolios. Renae received her journalism degree with honors from Texas Tech University and her design degree from Harrington School of Design. When not helping clients, Renae loves spending time with her family. She’s also an avid traveler – and is a passionate supporter of the arts, journalism, and having a “curious mind.”
SVP, Global Real Estate, Salesforce
Steve is Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, responsible for managing all planning and leasing activities for Salesforce’s global office portfolio. Steve acts as a trusted advisor to Salesforce executives, bridging the gap between business unit growth forecasts and office expansion plans. Steve’s responsibilities also include overseeing Real Estate Technology, Occupancy Planning and M&A activities. Steve has been with Salesforce since 2010, spending the first 5+ years in the Finance & Strategy organization. In this capacity Steve oversaw all annual operating budgets for a number of internal business units, including Real Estate, Employee Success (HR), and Commercial Sales. Before joining Salesforce Steve spent 6 years working for Hines, a global real estate investment and development firm, and 3 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers before that. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Vice President, WarnerMedia
Joel Brenner joined Warner Media, formerly Time Warner, in 2013 as the VP and Head of Global Project Management. In this role, Joel has led the project team for 30 Hudson Yards, directing all aspects of the 1.4m SF project including paving the way for Warner Media’s successful occupancy, which entailed moving over 4,000 employees completed in May 2019. Joel has also previously worked with Goldman Sachs, Soros Fund Management, Citigroup and Deloitte.
Senior Managing Director, CBRE
Christelle Bron is part of the Strategic Consulting Group at CBRE. Ms. Bron brings 20 years of experience as a real estate client service professional to her position. Combining management consulting experience with real estate expertise, she offers a strategic and multidisciplinary approach to solving her corporate clients’ real estate challenges that delivers innovative, actionable and value-added solutions. Over the past 5 years, Christelle and her team - in partnership with prestigious Universities such as Cornell and Columbia - have actively researched, developed and tested unique predictive analytics and robust optimization models, which provide a truly proprietary way to solve for the supply/demand equation.
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Chris Calhoun, MCR
Advisor, The International Monetary Fund
Innovative leader with demonstrated ability to deliver results and transform business operations. A firm believer in celebrating at least all five senses, his passion is to align strategic initiatives with the power of place in order to unleash people’s potential. He is currently at the forefront of that experience at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, Maryland where he is part of the Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services team actively involved in developing transformational change across the Firm. In partnership with Human Resources, Technology, and Brand, the Workplace Services team is Creating Remarkable Experiences to support the Firms strategic plan.
Vice President, Fischer
Trey joined Fischer in 2002 and spent the first 10 years specializing in strategic alliance management and tenant representation services, whereby his client list included the representation of several Fortune 1000 clients. He has since become the product manager for Visual Manager within the Fischer Solutions organization. He is responsible for managing key areas of the company including development schedules, client implementations, budgets, intellectual property, new feature specifications and quality assurance. His expertise includes information analysis, relational database management, reporting, and information distribution
Design Director, Principal, IA Interior Architects
John Capobianco is passionate about design’s ability to impact organizational performance and the triple bottom line. In his 23-year design career he has worked with clients as diverse as You Tube, the United Nations, Google, LinkedIn, McKinsey and Company and NASDAQ. John is a Design Director and Principal at IA | Interior Architecture and holds an MPS Design Management from Pratt and a BS in Interior Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. His work has been published in Interior Design Magazine, New York Times, Inc., the NY Post and the LA Times.
Antonia Cardone, MCR.w
Managing Director, Workplace Strategy, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Antonia leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Workplace Strategy & Change Management team within its Global Occupier Services business. She addresses her clients’ big questions, especially “our team members are valuable and new ones are hard to find, so how can we best support them in the office?” This means she understands her client’s business goals and how they impact staff, then translates that into solutions implementable by the real estate team. Her team creates strategies that create dynamic and flexible workplaces, optimize space utilization, and future-ready workplaces. They also deliver change management to prompt the behavioral changes required for success on day one.
Francisco Eduardo Cereda
Real Estate Sr. Expert, DPDHL
Francisco Cereda is a Corporate Real Estate Young Leader with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He started his career at Bosch in Brazil as a Facilities Engineer and since 2014 is with DHL, based now in the United States. Over the last 5 years Francisco experienced different roles in DHL Corporate Real Estate organization, including Construction and Project Management, Transaction Management and now is heading the Real Estate Innovation department for the Americas.
Regional Vice President, KDC Real Estate & Investments
Chambers is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of KDC’s Atlanta office including the Dunwoody Master-planned Park Center project and new development projects. He has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate, development, law and banking industries. Prior to joining KDC, Chambers spent two years with Jamestown in Atlanta, GA and nine years with Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) in Atlanta, GA, and Austin, TX, developing office, retail and mixed-use projects across the U.S. Prior to joining Cousins, Mr. Chambers was a real estate lawyer in Atlanta with the firms of King & Spalding and Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs
Regional Manager, Accommodation Management, APM Quebec Region, Public Services and Procurement Canada
In his current position as Regional Manager for Accommodations, at Public Services and Procurement Canada, Nicholas Chan is responsible for promoting and implementing GCWorkplace, the Canadian Government’s vision for a modern and future-oriented public service. With a background as an architect specialized in the healthcare sector, and experience as a Senior Project Manager in the federal government, Nicholas is able to use his skills to promote a multidisciplinary and integrated approach for a redefined office environment. Pushed forward by his unbridled curiosity, he is constantly looking for innovative and creative solutions to improve the workplace.
Urban Space Artist
Candy Chang is an artist who believes our shared spaces can play a vital role in our emotional health and kinship. Through the activation of public spaces around the world, her work examines the dynamics between society and the psyche, the threshold between isolation and community, and the role of public rituals in contemporary wellbeing. A leader in participatory public art, her work lies at the intersection of contemplative practice and the built environment. After studying architecture, design, and urban planning, Chang worked with communities in Nairobi, New York, Helsinki, New Orleans, Vancouver, and Johannesburg, where she created low-barrier participatory public experiments to pursue more inclusive forms of democracy. After struggling with grief and depression, she channeled her emotional questions into her work. Her participatory public art project Before I Die reimagines the ways the walls of our cities can help us grapple with mortality and meaning as a community today. The Atlantic called it “one of the most creative community projects ever,” and over 5,000 walls have been created in and over 75 countries, including China, Iraq, Argentina, Nigeria, and Kazakhstan. She has continued to pursue new mediums to de-stigmatize discussion of mental health. Her award-winning interactive mural The Atlas of Tomorrow draws upon psychology and the I Ching to transform a building into a device for philosophical reflection. Her most recent work, A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful, collected over 55,000 anxieties and hopes from visitors at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. She often collaborates with James A. Reeves on the role of ritual in an age of distraction. Their work can be found at Ritual Fields. She is a recipient of the TED Senior Fellowship, Urban Innovation Fellowship, and Tony Goldman Visionary Artist Award. She was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of the Top 100 Leaders in Public Interest Design by Impact Design Hub, and a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Venice Architecture Biennale, New Museum, Tate Modern, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She is an international speaker on community, creativity, and emotional health, and her TED talk has been viewed over five million times.
Group Head, Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration, DBS Bank Ltd.
Erwin Chong is currently the Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration for DBS Bank Ltd. DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Erwin manages all corporate real estate owned or leased properties across all markets and regions the bank operates in, and manages a team of 80 professionals in Real Estate strategy and transactions, project management and facilities management. Erwin was previously with Citi, for 9 years, and was the head of its Singapore Corporate Real Estate team. Prior to Citi, Erwin was a project manager with Jones Lang LaSalle in Singapore.
Head of Real Estate and Workplace Experience, Toast, Inc.
Beth leads the Real Estate and Workplace Experience team at Toast – one of the fastest growing restaurant management Tech companies in the country. Toast was just was recognized by Forbes on its Cloud 100 list for their growth, sales, valuation and culture. Finding the right markets that align culture, innovation and values is a top priority for Beth and her team as they support Toast’s hyper growth. Beth has led multiple teams in location strategy and labor analytics at Capital One, Bank of America and Fidelity Investments and worked with Hickey and Associates on developing the Global Innovation Hub criteria and segmentation.
Director, Job Development, Best Buddies International
Amber Coffman has worked for Best Buddies International for more than 13 years. She is the Director of Job Development—working directly with employers globally on their D & I initiatives. Ms. Coffman and her team work to transform corporate cultures via trainings, cost effective hiring solutions, and employee engagement opportunities. Personally, Ms. Coffman was appointed by President George W. Bush as the youngest member of the President's Council on Service & Civic Participation. She was named to the lists of "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" and Pepperdine's "40 Under Forty", and received the "National Jefferson Award for Public Service" in 2012.
Senior Manager, Real Estate & Facilities, Microsoft
Based in Redmond Washington, Brian is currently responsible for leading Microsoft’s Real Estate and Strategic Planning, Change Management and Accessibility initiatives across the companies 14m square feet corporate headquarters. In addition, Brian leads the Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities Supported Employment Program. Brian joined Microsoft in 1996 as the Facilities Manager for the Dublin campus, and in his previous roles with Microsoft he was responsible for and Facility management for EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) where he coordinated facilities activities over 160 locations in 50+ countries, Brian also led the Global Workplace Strategies Group; defining and driving the ‘Workplace Advantage (WPA)’ program; including Workplace research, knowledge management, change management project consulting across Microsoft’s global portfolio. In 2019 Brian testified at the US Commission for Civil Rights in Washington DC on the abolition of subminimum wage for people with disabilities as he continues to be an ally for people with disabilities.
Vice President, Project Management Advisors (PMA)
Matt brings over 15 years of industry experience in real estate development, entitlements, design, construction, and financial analysis. As a main point of contact for various family offices, developers, institutions, and REITS. Matt combines his knowledge of the development process with creative problem-solving to successfully meet client needs. He has delivered projects ranging from ground-up campus developments to complex urban high-rise assignments. Matt holds a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate, from San Diego State University.
Executive Vice President, Structure Tone, Inc
Scott Corneby is an executive vice president with Structure Tone New York. Scott began his career at Structure Tone in 1985, a 34-year exemplary tenure. He started in operations as a superintendent successfully completing a series of increasingly challenging assignments. He was promoted to project manager with responsibility for concurrent assignments, again with progressive accountability for projects of greater size and scope. Scott was then appointed assistant director of operations, and further on to director of operations, where he managed a staff of over 300 project managers, superintendents, assistant superintendents and other field operations staff for 15 years. His career thus far at Structure Tone has culminated in his current position as executive vice president for the single largest business unit in the Structure Tone organization where his primary focus revolves around Structure Tone’s larger key accounts and projects. Scott currently serves as President on the Board of Directors for the Building Contractors Association; is a member of the Executive Committee for the Building Trades Employers Association; and is a Board Member for the Outreach Project.
Senior Associate, Gensler Europe
Justin is a Senior Associate at Gensler where he is the Sciences Sector Lead supporting a wide range of R&D organizations globally. In his role he brings his singular perspective to projects ranging from laboratory strategy and change-management consultancy to the design of scientific campuses and headquarters. His previous career experience as a scientific researcher provides him with unique knowledge and insight while informing his design work. As an award-winning designer, Justin is particularly interested in creating the best possible environments to support the work of today’s scientists.
SVP, Director of Recruiting, JLL
A JLL veteran, Jane has been with the firm for 18 years, where she’s held various roles in talent acquisition. She currently leads a team of recruiters responsible for internal and external hiring strategies across the Americas region. She partners closely with senior leadership to anticipate talent needs and bring in top talent that delivers a competitive advantage. Jane considers herself to be a JLL ambassador and is dedicated to creating an atmosphere where everyone can achieve their ambitions.
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Head of Global Corporate Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
Michael Davidson is the Head of the Global Corporate Real Estate Portfolio at JP Morgan Chase and Co. (JPM), encompassing 45 Million square feet (sf) across 456 Locations, supporting ~215K employees, with a $2.7 Billion Annual Operating Plan. Davidson is an appointed JPM “Community & Civic Ambassador” and joined the Firm in 2010. Currently focused on the JP Morgan World Headquarters Strategy & Integrated Workplace Experience in NYC, Davidson leads the development and delivery of JPM’s real estate and location strategy across the Americas, EMEA & Asia, including the technology, design, construction and change management supporting the Firm’s reimagined workplace experience, to attract and retain talent and energize the integration between Real Estate, Technology and HR.
Manager, Site Selection and Strategic Development, Google
Gary Demasi is responsible for developing overall direction for Google’s global data center location strategy, including managing end-to-end delivery of global data center capacity. Gary manages a global team of specialists in data center site selection, expansion, energy strategy, renewable energy, and negotiations. He is responsible for making strategic recommendations to Google senior leadership regarding both new location decisions as well as strategic expansion. Gary has over twenty years of strategy development experience covering a wide range of industries and operational areas. Gary has personally directed comprehensive location strategy analyses, detailed site selection due diligence, and deal negotiations for several multi-million-dollar technology projects, on four continents, in support of Google-owned data center campuses, as well as extensive contract negotiations with third-party data center vendors. In addition, Gary participated in the founding of “Google Energy, LLC” and under Gary’s management, the team has secured over 3 gigawatts of renewable energy under long-term contracts, globally, making Google the largest corporate buyer of renewables in the world. In 2019, the company announced that for the second year in a row, it purchases as much renewable energy as the company consumes across all of its operations around the world. Gary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Facilities Manager, JLL
Kevin V. Deodath is Facilities Manager at JLL and brings 12 years of experience within the facilities management industry, along with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate world. Kevin has spent time working with nonprofit organizations, including the DREAM Charter School in East Harlem where he was one of the 4 founding members. DREAM was founded originally to support 20% IDD (intellectual or developmental disability), who were underserved populations in East Harlem; Due to the popularity and success of the school, 80% IDD were enrolled. There he assisted in the pre-opening start-up phase of a newly chartered K-8 school, focusing on systematization of student recruitment, lottery and enrollment, procurement, health and safety and food service. In 2012 he joined JLL in a hybrid role managing customer experience and facility operations. He has grown with JLL and the client site, further developing a multifaceted background in catering, reception, events, hard and soft services, and operations management. In Kevin’s current role supporting Google, he oversees 1.7 Million SQ FT of class A office space and a team of 26 , focusing on campus operations, customer service, events, occupancy planning, moves, adds and changes, financial and team management. Kevin is an innovative leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver results and transform business operations, while also developing his team for their growth and development.
T. Patrick Donnelly, MCR.h
Principal, BHDP Architecture
Serving as Client Leader, Owner and Board Member at BHDP, Patrick is an expert in strategic design of the workplace and is nationally recognized for connecting organizational culture, work process, and technology improvement to the design of space. He is passionate about working collaboratively to improve the efficiency of work, the effectiveness of the workforce and their experience in the workplace. He has facilitated research efforts with Rex Miller resulting in the recent publication of two books: Change Your Space, Change Your Culture and The Healthy Workplace Nudge.
Regional Workplace Mangager West Coast Lead, Newmark Knight Frank
Regan Donoghue is a regional workplace manager southwest lead for Newmark Knight Frank's Workplace Strategy and Human Experience team. Regan works directly with partners going through critical decisions that require a deep level of leadership strategy and creating a connection to their culture and employee experience.
Managing Director, EMEA, Hickey & Associates LLC
With over three decades advising corporate real estate leaders, Guy is the firm’s Managing Director, EMEA. Guy has led countless clients with strategic location services, including portfolio management, incentive negotiations, strategic consulting, project management, transaction management, facilities management, and lease administration. Prior to joining Hickey, Guy lead EMEA Corporate Solutions for Colliers, a global real estate firm. Guy is based in the firm’s London, UK office.
Associate Director, CBRE Corporate Outsourcing Limited
Nathalie has almost a decade’s experience in the Corporate Real Estate sector. In her current role she is at the forefront of client interactions for the project management group. She has firsthand experience of corporate occupiers’ strategic priorities across EMEA and globally. Nathalie works with clients to determine the best operational model to suit their business requirements. She is an active advocate for wellbeing in the workplace and offers workplace yoga sessions to her CBRE colleagues. Nathalie holds an MA in Chinese Studies and an MSc in Marketing. She is fluent in Mandarin and bilingual in Italian and English.
Regional Workplace Manager, Newmark Knight Frank
Ms. Dunsmore is a workplace strategist and change management professional with 6 years’ experience in workplace strategy and over 12 years’ experience in public speaking, stakeholder relations, and communications planning. She is a trusted advisor to her clients and specializes in leading Workplace Intelligence Assessments to build a holistic understanding of her clients’ workplace needs and aspirations. In particular, her work around telework implementation and their impact on managers, the workforce, and space needs, set her apart as a leader in the workplace field.
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Senior Director | Total Workplace | Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Angie is a Managing Director at The Lamar Johnson Collaborative (formerly known as Forum Studio) and Director of Advance Strategies, bringing over 20 years of leadership and expertise in workplace strategy, facility planning, and change management consulting. She focuses on ensuring the built environment supports varying work styles, wellbeing strategies, the latest technological advancements, and balances the business needs of a multigenerational workforce. Angie is a national speaker on today’s topic and the influence environments can play in improving employee engagement while positively impacting company objectives. Angie is a CoreNet Global member, a Director on the CREW Network Global Board, a ULI member, and a member of IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries council.
Interim CEO, Comfy
Erica Eaton leads the Business Development & Strategy team at Comfy, a leading workplace experience solution provider. Erica brings her decadeâ€™s worth of expertise in the buildings technologies industry to shaping Comfyâ€™s go-to-market plan and product roadmap. Her team builds strategic partnerships with various stakeholders across the commercial real estate market and technology partners in the workplace experience industry.
Global Strategy & Planning, Cisco Systems
Greg Enrique is a Senior Client Relationship Manager who is responsible for aligning and translating Cisco’s global business demands into actionable strategies which guide Global Site Strategy and Workplace programs. Greg’s work focuses developing strong cross-functional partnerships with business leadership and scaling innovative solutions for operational excellence within Cisco’s real estate portfolio of 23MM square feet spanning 93 countries.
Corporate Managing Director, Technology Solutions, Savills
Bryan Ezell specializes in managing and deploying Savills client-facing technologies and digital brokerage platform. As co-product manager of Knowledge Cubed, Savills data management, visualization and analytics platform, Bryan is focused on executing a digital transformation of the Savills real estate services platform. Bryan has provided technology solutions for clients including the development and implementation of customized real estate software, data integration, analysis and visualization services. Bryan is part of a team that won the 2017 CoreNet Global H. Bruce Russel Global Innovator’s award for Savills Knowledge Cubed platform, which was heralded as a game changer for commercial real estate occupiers.
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Vice President, JLL
Courtney leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on strategic workplace planning and real estate management technology. Her team is dedicated to tracking, managing, and leveraging clients’ workplace data to create customized, actionable plans that are tailored to meet their exact needs. Courtney’s background in occupancy planning and interior design, combined with her passion for creating inspired company cultures and human-focused workplaces, enables her to clearly understand how to help her clients optimize the performance of their real estate assets both for today and in anticipation of the future.
Global Workplace Strategist, Workplace Services, ServiceNow
A passionate global citizen, an architect, a workplace strategist, an artist and a volunteer. I have experience working in five countries - Singapore, India, Germany, Iran and the US and have traveled 51+ countries. Backed by a decade of proven track-record of success in design, workplace and business strategy, and global client solutions across the borders and driven by a passion to take up the challenging role in every capacity. With the deep understanding of workplace design & delivery, consistently provides unique solutions for global clients with the help of the team in APAC. Bias for doing the right thing. Also, an author of "Understanding of an ornamentation in Islamic architecture", contributor of "MATRA: The measure and have written workplace industry related articles for the magazines.
CEO & President, SIREAS, LLC
Ingrid brings more than a decade of major multinational corporate real estate and facilities management expertise to her strategic and operational leadership of SIREAS. She works directly with the real estate and executive leadership of SIREAS’ corporate clients in designing strategic plans to cost-effectively meet their business goals. She oversees and provides ongoing project guidance to SIREAS client engagement teams, and develops the third-party supplier and outsourcing relationships vital to helping manage clients’ portfolios and facilities. As a global real estate strategist and portfolio platform builder, Ingrid brings clients deep expertise in emerging markets, from new region entry to navigating complex matrices of international law and real estate practices. She also provides clients expert guidance on facilities management and workplace transformation, the real estate implications of M&A transactions, contract negotiations and lease administration, construction, and vendor management. Before cofounding SIREAS, Ingrid served as Global Head of Real Estate for health products leader Covidien, There, she partnered with the executive leadership team on value-building real estate strategy, designed and led the real estate organization, developed the portfolio (transactions, lease administration and project management services) and facilities management platform, and oversaw 16 million square feet of leased and owned research, commercial, office and manufacturing facilities globally. She generated more than $75 million in real estate savings for Covidien through strategic consolidations, market intelligence, workplace transformation, and strategic sourcing. In addition, she played a lead role in Covidien’s entry into more than 20 new markets, and managed the real estate component of all M&A activity, including 30-plus acquisitions and the divestiture of Covidien’s pharmaceutical business. She developed real estate partnership networks to execute transactions in more than 140 markets worldwide. Previously, she integrated international real estate strategy with business unit planning internationally for Fortune 100 multinational United Technologies Corporation, whose portfolio encompassed 100 million square feet across more than 5,000 locations.
Executive Chairman, SIREAS, LLC
Michele is a widely recognized corporate real estate authority who brings to her strategic oversight and advisory role at SIREAS more than 25 years of expertise in leveraging real estate portfolios and organizations to generate unprecedented returns on investment and meet corporate business imperatives. She imbues SIREAS executive and client team leaders with her proven approach to helping clients leverage processes, technology and outsourcing/third-party relationship management to achieve more effective portfolio and facilities management. She also advises on big-picture strategic direction for corporate engagements, navigating the global real estate landscape, and tapping into the full range of resources available to enhance SIREAS’ capabilities. Before co-founding SIREAS, Michele was the founder and CEO of Expense Management Solutions (EMS), a strategic and services consulting firm serving over 90 of the world’s largest corporations, and encompassing wide-ranging corporate real estate work globally that generated a 20:1 ROI for industry leaders including Microsoft, Iron Mountain, Ericcson, Dow Chemical and State Street. While with EMS, she created now-industry standard performance-based contracting and risk fee methodology, and won for EMS designation as a "Top Outsourcing Advisor" by The Black Book of Outsourcing. She spun out technology tools she developed at EMS to create Hiperos, LLC, whose groundbreaking cloud-based platform has enabled a host of Global Fortune 2000 companies to extract maximum value from their outsourcing and vendor/supplier relationships. Michele is an investor in, and remains on the board of new Hiperos parent company Opus Global. She began her career in corporate real estate management, including for Liberty Mutual and Aetna Life and Casualty. Michele is a sought-after speaker at universities and professional trade conferences, and has written frequently for industry publications. She is Board Certified in Corporate Real Estate (BCCR) by CoreNet, and is a designated Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP).
Consultant, Workplace People Strategy and Communications
Jane is the former global Accenture Workplace Solutions Business Integration & Strategy Enablement lead. After a long career in communications and change management career, her current focus is on workplace-related user experience strategies and programs. Jane works with service teams to ensure that people who manage spaces are providing excellent experiences to employees and visitors, in line with an organization’s brand. Jane holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and lives in Chicago, IL.
Senior Vice President, Head of New York Office, Turner & Townsend
Linda Foggie is a licensed architect with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Wells Fargo, Linda was the Director of Project Management in CBRE's global corporate service group and later moved to their Philadelphia markets team. She began her career working as a healthcare architect before shifting her focus to airport and retail projects. In addition to her work at Wells Fargo, Linda also serves on the Board of Historical and Architectural Review, the New York City YMCA, and the Environmental Advisory Council for Cheltenham Township. Her diverse background gives her powerful insight into many facets of the industry.
President, Client Solutions, CBRE
Brandon Forde is the Executive Managing Director for Advisory & Transaction Services | Occupier, where he leads the Occupier accounts in North America. He is focused on winning, keeping and growing accounts providing global transaction management, portfolio strategy, portfolio services, project management and a host of value-added service lines. Previously, Mr. Forde worked at Studley as an Executive Vice President and Co-Leader of the Strategic Portfolio Solutions group. As part of the SPS group, he was responsible for developing and fulfilling of strategic outsourcing relationships. Mr. Forde specialized in portfolio strategy, financial analysis, organizational alignment and occupancy cost reduction. He has helped dozens of companies maximize the productive value of their real estate portfolios, minimize total occupancy costs and streamline operations. Prior to joining Studley, Mr. Forde was a Senior Managing Director of Global Corporate Services with CBRE. He also worked as a Senior Manager with E&Y’s Real Estate Advisory Group in New York and Atlanta, focusing on consulting assignments for Fortune 100 clients, as well as with CFC, an entrepreneurial financial services firm on Wall Street.
Managing Director North America, Leesman
Eleanor is Managing Director North America for Leesman, launching the first US office in 2016 in NYC. Eleanor is responsible for the strategic development of the Leesman brand in the Americas. She has a long-standing interest in how people and space influence and interact with each other and how we can better understand human needs in the workplace. Before joining Leesman, Eleanor ran her own business for 12 years in the art and design world. She is a regular presenter at industry conferences / Leesman research debriefs events & client executive forums – both public and private sector.
Senior Manager, Real Estate, Wayfair LLC
Scott Freedman manages portfolio strategy, planning, and development for Wayfair’s global office space. In his role, he partners with brokers, landlords, developers, contractors, and other advisers to meet the real estate needs of internal business users. Previously, Scott spent 12 years working in Major League Baseball in player contract negotiations, payroll management, and research and analysis to support decision-making and strategy. Scott graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2006 with a BS in business, receiving an honors notation, and he earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He lives in suburban Boston with his wife and two sons.
Shelley Frost, MCR
Head of Corporate Solutions, Cumming Group
Shelley is currently on sabbatical spending time looking after her young 6 year old daughter, Molly. She has over 25 years experience giving CRE advice across the globe to a variety of clients. She is the former Head of EMEA Consulting at JLL, where she spent 14 years, after 8 years at CBRE in a similar role. She previously worked at PwC and Deloitte, starting life as an accountant, then becoming a management consultant. She is also a former member of the CoreNet Global Board, CBI London Council and Landaid’s fundraising and JLL’s charity committee as well as a founder Board member of CREW UK. Shelley continues to be a Board Governor of The Tiffin Girls School while on sabbatical. Shelley was named 50th on the Women’s Power List run by Property Week.
Managing Director, IA Interior Architects
Kelly Funk, NCIDQ, is the Managing Director of the IA Philadelphia Office. Prior to this role, Kelly was Director of Workplace Strategy for IA’s NY Office. Kelly is a workplace innovation leader who has spoken at international conferences and industry panels including CoreNet Global Summits, SXSW Interactive, IIDEX, NeoCon, and Metropolis Magazine Think Tanks. She has been published in Metropolis Magazine, Architizer, and ArchDaily among others.
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Principle/Owner, Oxygen Plus
Stan Gibson has over 35 years of experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial leader in real estate. He has become a sought-after speaker throughout the US for his message that both engages and inspires others to greatness. Stan and his company, Oxygen Plus, has a tremendous passion for well-being as a consultant helping businesses, leaders, and their teams go through transformation and clarity. Stan’s extensive research in leadership and personal development came to life in 2020 as he authored the book Living a Rich and Intentional Life which can now be found on Amazon Books. Stan has his Masters in Corporate Real Estate (MCR). In addition, coaching and mentor certificate from Grandview University and his passion is to transform and lead over 100,000 leaders to personal greatness. Stan can be reached at www.oxygen-plus.net and welcomes anyone wanting to lead a rich and intentional life!
President, Patrick Henry Community College
Dr. Angeline Godwin became the third president of Patrick Henry Community College on July 1, 2012. Dr. Godwin holds an associate's degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida, a bachelor's degree from Troy State University in Alabama, a master's degree in English from The University of Alabama, a master's degree in English Education as well as a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (MI). Before coming to PHCC, Dr. Godwin's community college experience includes being President of Ashland Community and Technical College (KY), Dean of Arts and Sciences at Jackson State Community College (TN), and the Director for the Center for Innovative Technologies at Enterprise State Community College (AL). Her other higher education roles were Vice President of Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a technology developer, a public television executive producer and a writing professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Godwin was the founding CEO and President of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a statewide innovation-based economic development organization in Mississippi [now Innovate Mississippi Inc.] and the creator of its award-winning magazine Pointe Innovation. She also served as the CEO and President of the Area Development Partnership, the economic development and chamber of commerce organization for a multi-county, multi-city region in south Mississippi.
Whitney Gray, PhD
Senior Vice President, Delos Insights, Delos
Dr. Gray brings over a decade of expertise as a global leader in the intersection of health and built environment. At Delos, she leads the Delos Insights team focused on conducting research to support industry adoption of healthy building practices. She led the development of the first case studies focused on the WELL Building Standard, and helped to launch over 100 educational and training sessions related to WELL in over 30 countries, reaching over 15,000 professionals. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University. Dr. Gray received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
In her role, Stacy is responsible for partnering with the Senior Management Team and leading the People & Organization function while continuing to reimagine the company’s culture and operations to align with today’s rapidly changing marketplace. In particular, Green focuses on fostering an environment that highly values and engages employee talent, stimulates creativity and accelerates business performance. Green holds an MBA Degree in Finance and Marketing from New York University; an LL.M. Degree in Taxation from New York University; a law degree cum laude from the University of Miami; and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
Lalonna Griffin, QPCR
Strategic Planning, RTI
Lalonna is currently a consultant, serving as a Corporate Workplace Project Manager. In this role, she manages the integration of workplace strategies for a financial institution. Formerly, Lalonna held the role of Sr. Space Planner at Cree, Inc. where she oversaw a team with global responsibilities for interior design, space planning, move management and IWMS. She led the workplace strategies efforts, aligned the corporate interior standards with company branding, managed vendor relationships, and was responsible for the operating budget for the Space Planning team. Lalonna has a diverse background with over 20 years of industry experience in corporate interior design, facility planning and construction project management. Lalonna has strong expertise in leading teams through the planning and design process, the construction process and IWMS implementation. Lalonna also has demonstrated leadership in improving processes by evaluating systems and procedures to develop new methodologies. She has an established track record of building teams to improve efficiencies. Lalonna is an active member of the CoreNet Global Carolinas Chapter and serves on the Membership Committee.
Matthias Grimm, SLCR
Vice President/Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP SE
Matthias Grimm is the Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities (GRF) at SAP SE with authorized signatory. He also serves as Vice President where he has responsibility for close to 400 employees; overseeing a yearly operational budget of close to 700m Euro and investments exceeding 300m Euro every year. His organization has global responsibility for the strategic, tactical and operational business related to Real Estate Management, Facility Management and Data Center Services. Matthias joined SAP in 2002 and was leading the Facility and Real Estate Organization for SAP AG from 2003-2007. In 2007 the Global Real Estate and Facility Management Organization was established under his leadership. Prior to joining SAP Matthias worked as engineer in several companies. Overall, he has more than 20 years professional experience in Real Estate and Facilities. His Master Thesis was promoted in 1994 from the German Engineer Association with a price award. In 2018 he was named “Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year” from CoreNet Global.
Executive Coach, Applied Leadership Coaching, LLC
Tim Gustafson’s coaching philosophy centers around “helping others succeed”. Tim has been certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Tim has effectively managed, coached and led individuals and teams in multiple industries throughout his 30+ year career. His extensive experience has shaped his unique perspective on methodologies for successful leadership. Tim helps to create self-awareness through discovery, experiences, introspection, balance, accountability, goal-setting and developing intentional approaches to life. Tim has been formally coaching for the last 12 years. In 2015, he founded Applied Leadership Coaching and has been coaching full-time since.
Vice President, Sustainability and Wellness, Cushman & Wakefield
Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan is Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Occupier Services Sustainability and Wellness Practice, leading the Southern California region while also working with projects nationally and internationally. At Cushman & Wakefield Melissa works with clients on their sustainability and wellness strategic planning, reporting, and management of certification projects across the country. In 2012 Melissa co-founded the Women in Green Networking group – a quarterly networking group in Los Angeles in which female leaders from across the country speak to the local Los Angeles sustainability community.
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Principal, Cooper Carry, Inc.
Bill Halter is Principal and Director of the Office Workplace Studio at COOPER CARRY. He has spent the last 30 years specializing in the design of corporate and commercial office buildings while advancing the conversation around the “mixed-use workplace.” At COOPER CARRY Bill has led the master planning and design teams for the 1.2mm SF mixed-use Midtown Union, the 1.8mm SF Park Center (State Farm’s mixed-use campus), the 240k SF Intergraph headquarters, the 275k SF Mylan Pharmaceutical Global Center, and more. Bill’s clients include MetLife, State Farm, KDC, Highwoods, Seven Oaks, Cousins Properties, JLL, Pope & Land, Hines and Granite.
Executive Director, Perimeter CID
As Executive Director of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, Ann leads the organization’s operations and investments in infrastructure. Previously, Ann was Executive Director of the North Fulton CID and a Senior Program Specialist with the Atlanta Regional Commission. Ann received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia State University. In April 2015 & 2017, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Ann to the Board for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Ann was named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Women Who Mean Business” in 2015 and “40 Under 40” in 2019.
Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer, Fischer
Jon Hardin joined Fischer in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer, and is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of Fischer’s proprietary technology, Visual Manager™ and ManagePath®. Jon plays an integral role in the strategic and operational planning of the information and technology systems for Fischer to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. Leading a growing team of topnotch developers and data analysts, Jon is essential in ensuring that Fischer’s technology continues to be the best real estate solution on the market.
Chief Security Officer, Join Digital
Anne Hardy is the Chief Security Officer at Join Digital Inc. As CSO, Anne is responsible for global information security, data privacy and IT risk strategy. Anne has more than 25 years of technology experience in cybersecurity, software engineering and data science. Prior to joining Join Digital, Anne was the Co-Founder and CEO of Workrise, an innovative machine learning platform to measure employee experience. Previously, Anne spent over 10 years at SAP, leading Security and Trust Research, Platform Research and Developer Advocacy. Anne holds a Bachelors of Engineering from Telecom ParisTech and an MBA from EDHEC Nice.
Anne is based in San Francisco, CA.
Chief Experience Officer, Hana
Brian is Chief Experience Officer at Hana, where he ensures that the brand values and components are driven through the entire corporate enterprise and across all Hana spaces. Throughout his career he has led marketing teams for iconic brands in transportation, urban lifestyle, consumer services and hospitality. Brian holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in finance from Boston College.
Susanne Harrington has made a career of creating engaging, content-rich places that encourage people to think and interact. As a design strategist and president of Asterisk, she helps businesses, developers, and architects bridge the gap between left- and right-brain thinking to delight audiences, strengthen brands, and get people talking.
The child of an architect and a quilter, Susanne grew up understanding the relationship between art and science, and witnessing how design ideas can interact across two- and three-dimensional applications. These early experiences helped to shape her design approach, which seamlessly combines paper, pixels, and places to foster meaningful human engagement.
Susanne has an extensive background in the fields of publishing, corporate communication, identity development, experiential design, and wayfinding for complex environments. She recently presented a collection of her firm’s work at the 2019 Society for Experiential Design Global Design Conference in Austin.
VP of Workplace Experience, LinkedIn
I welcome life as a new adventure every day. I am grateful that I get to spend most of my time imagining how to make other people's lives better through the process of design. I love to collaborate with others. I whole heartedly welcome the opportunity to build consensus where there previously was none. I believe in the transformative power of design thinking and the potential it has to improve society. I have been designing, creating and building for as long as I can remember, but I knew I specifically wanted to become an architect at the age of 16 when I designed my first house that was actually built. In order to understand how to become a better designer, I held jobs in multiple construction fields while in high school and college so that I knew what it actually took to build someone else’s ideas. At the age of 29 I started an architecture practice and real estate development firm, which we successfully operated until becoming part of Gensler and opening their office in Raleigh, NC. I was fortunate enough to work on projects across many practice areas ranging from single family residential, to cultural institutions, to large scale mixed use developments, to sports facilities, to university buildings to a wide variety of types of corporate workplace projects and office buildings both small and large. At the same time, I taught design and architecture classes at North Carolina State university as an adjunct faculty member. In 2015 I took a big personal leap to move my family cross country and leave professional practice to begin a career with the amazing team at LinkedIn, leading design and construction for all of their workplace projects globally. When I’m not flying between time zones, I very much appreciate my time at home with my amazing family, coaching their teams and exploring Northern California together. When I find a little time alone, I spend it in my workshop building furniture, prototyping ideas and constructing the ideas that my kids imagine.
VP, Real Estate & Workplace and Remote Experience, Twitter, Inc
Tracy has been active in all aspects corporate real estate and facilities management for over 15 years – her skills encompass project management, design and construction, leasing & transactions and workplace operations. With international experience leading corporate real estate teams in the film, fashion and the technology sectors, notably previously at Yahoo! for 7 years and now at Twitter as the Global Head of Real Estate. She has been at Twitter for the last 5 years joining them to lead their EMEA and APAC Real Estate & Workplace teams in 2013 moving to San Francisco in 2014 to head up their Design & Construction team during a period of explosive growth which ultimately led to her assuming leadership of their entire global Real Estate & Workplace team in March of 2016. Tracy experience covers the entire gambit of corporate real estate including the design and project management of various types of spaces from sound studios for Ridley Scott whilst at Ascent Media Group, to showroom space for Calvin Klein to award winning innovative and collaborative office spaces for Yahoo! and Twitter. Tracy specializes interweaving company culture within the physical space and raising the profile of corporate real estate teams within the business. Tracy’s philosophy is that of #oneteam meaning that CRE must be seen as part of the business as a trusted and strategic business partner with a seat at the decision making table to be truly effective and impactful.
Sr. Manager, Vendor Programs & Processes, Adobe Systems Inc.
At Adobe’s Employee Workplace Solutions Group, Kris Herrera is your go-to expert around global vendor relationships, financial operations, and food, wellness, and commute programs. Today, she serves as the Sr. Manager of Vendor Programs and Processes for Adobe, which includes overseeing the multi-million dollar global Facilities Management contract, including governance and performance measurements. Before joining Adobe, Kris was the Employee Services Manager for NetApp, Google and Cisco. Kris has enjoyed being involved in CoreNet for 15+ years and held several Northern California board positions including Co-Chair of Special Events and a Young Leaders Program mentor. Kris live in San Jose, CA where she loves cheering on the SF Giants, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two sons and friends.
President, Hickey & Associates
Jason M. Hickey, President of Hickey and Associates, LLC, a Global Site Selection and Investment Advisory Firm. Through a network of offices in key markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia, H&A represents a diverse set of companies constantly adapting to our global economy. Jason specializes in location selection strategies, alignment of foreign direct investment, public/private partnerships and global workforce trends.
Strategy Director, Gensler
Lisa is a design leader in the transformation and innovation space for global clients across diverse industries. With a background in user experience and an interest in data-informed storytelling, her sweet spot is advancing strategy into reality. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from Wellesley College and a Master’s of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
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Client Leader | Architect | Owner, BHDP Architecture
Dominic is an Owner / Client Leader on BHDP’s Workplace Team. Using his project leadership, research, and strategic capabilities, he leads large clients like Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical, Iron Mountain and the GSA. He collaborates with various colleges within the University of Cincinnati to research, brainstorm, and innovate on the topic “The Future of Work”. He has recently co-lead an interactive architecture studio to leverage design thinking to create workplaces that are both innovative and functional. He is nationally recognized for crafting places and experiences that inspire people and deliver strategic results.
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Director of Environmental Codes & Standards, UL Environment & Sustainability
Josh is responsible for standard and outside code participation and authority having jurisdiction engagement for UL Environment. In this role he helps develop and track the environmental and public health programs/codes/purchasing programs that are being utilized and developed throughout the world. Josh has served on over 20 sustainable committees, including but not limited to USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee and LEED Steering Committee, ASHRAE 189.1, 2012/2015/2018 NAHB National Green Building Standard, Fitwel Advisory Council, and he served on the original water and IEQ work group that developed the first public draft of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).
Corporate Managing Director, Savills
As co-product manager of Knowledge Cubed, Savills customer-facing data visualization and analytics platform, Doug is focused on executing a digital transformation of Savills global real estate services platform. Doug’s background in quantitative analytics, transaction execution, portfolio strategy, location strategy, site selection, workforce planning and business incentives gives him a global perspective across industries allowing him to develop tools that facilitate data-driven decision-making. Doug is part of a team that won the 2017 CoreNet Global H. Bruce Russel Global Innovator’s award for Savills Knowledge Cubed platform, which was heralded as a game changer for commercial real estate occupiers.
Founder & Principal, TAC design
Melissa Jancourt, CID, LEED AP is a designer and strategist at HGA, where she co-leads Work|SIGHT, the firm’s national strategic planning group to original insights that support the creation of places for people and organizations to thrive. She engages clients and teams in translating business mission and operations into strategies that target improvements in employee engagement, health, and happiness—all critical components of well-being, in both the design process and the built environment.
Deputy Executive Officer, County of San Bernardino
Over the course of his career, Reg Javier has worked at the national, state and local levels. His work history includes over 25 years in agencies such as the State of California Employment Development Department, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, Workforce Investment Board, and the Boston based Public Consulting Group where he headed up national and international consulting in Workforce Development, Economic Development and Higher Education. In October of 2016, Reg joined the County of San Bernardino as the Deputy Executive Officer over the Economic Development Agency which houses both Economic Development and Workforce Development.
Rian Tara Johnson, MCR
Senior Marketing Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
Rian joined Cushman & Wakefield in February 2015 specializing in marketing for the Occupier Services group across North America for Facilities Management, Project & Development Services, Transaction Management, Portfolio Administration, and Workplace Consulting. Rian is based in Toronto, Canada and has over 12+ years of experience from the service provider side and has worked for real estate organizations such as BLJC and SNC-Lavalin in leading end-to-end strategic marketing and business development initiatives. She is a 2015 Young Leader Canadian Chapter Award Winner recipient and is a recent 2019 MCR graduate from CoreNet Global. Rian has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa and holds a Design Management graduate diploma from Ryerson University.
Sr. Manager, Environmental Design, Walgreens
With a background in Visual Communications, Lauren Jonson has spent the last 15 years developing a deep passion for branding. As the Senior Manager of Environmental Design at Walgreens, she approaches her role as both a designer and storyteller. Experienced in a wide spectrum of brands, Lauren knows the best way to bring an identity to life is through its narrative. Currently, Lauren maintains the look and feel of more than 8,000 retail stores as well as corporate campuses, connecting the brand experience to both team members and customers.
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David Kamen, MCR.h
Americas Real Estate Services Leader | Business Enablement, EY
David is currently the Americas Real Estate Leader for EY, based in Chicago, Illinois. His responsibilities included the management and oversight of all global real estate, security & business continuity, projects and facility services. David has been a member of CoreNet Global since 1994, a former Chicago Chapter Chair, previous Global Treasurer, and the former Global Board Chairman. David is also on the faculty of CoreNet Learning and recognized as a luminary faculty and top-rated faculty member for the last 10 years. In addition, David is a member of the National Board of Education and Learning. David graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Political Science. He has continued his education through the Institute of Corporate Real Estate and the CoreNet Executive Development Program, where he has received the Masters of Corporate Real Estate with Honors designation, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Corporate Real Estate Finance, and the Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate Certificate. Mr. Kamen is a regular real estate industry speaker and contributing author of articles, as well as, a “Top Rated” faculty member of CoreNet. Additionally, David is on the Board of Roosevelt University, school of Real Estate.
Anita Kamouri, PhD
Vice President & Co-Founder, Iometrics, Inc
Anita is Vice President and Co-founder of Iometrics, a California-based firm helping global clients create great workplace experiences for over 20 years. With a background in Organizational Psychology, Anita applies survey research and analytic methods to create next-generation workplace strategies and measure the human capital impacts of workplace change. Anita applies her expertise to unlock insights about workplace solutions that will have a positive impact on the employee experience. Anita is a regular speaker at industry conferences and a published author on topics related to the application of innovative approaches to workplace strategy.
Frank Kayden, MCR, SLCR
Director of Real Estate Strategy and Portfolio Management, Dow Chemical Co
Mr. Kayden has over 15 years of experience as a Corporate Real Estate Owner Representative. In this role, he has been responsible for identifying new areas of corporate value creation through framing, defining, negotiating and facilitating the successful completion of real estate construction, lease, acquisition and disposition transactions globally. Annually, he has participated in eight to ten major M&A, Divesture or Joint Venture opportunities. In these, as the facilities representative, he has defined, promoted and gained approval for appropriate JV services and solutions, and value propositions for the new entities.
Making connections between people, ideas and organizations is one of Michelle’s strengths and passions. She brings this to her work as a strategist, facilitator and relationship builder in the commercial real estate industry. Having experienced many different work environments in business development roles, Michelle is a proponent for educating others on how important environment is to employee health, productivity and morale. Michelle Kelly is the Director of Business Development for Cumming Corporation in Seattle and the current past-president of the CoreNet Global Washington Chapter.
Vice Chairman and Cofounder, Convene
Chris Kelly is the co-founder and vice chairman of Convene. Convene designs and services a network of premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by both Inc. and Fortune Magazine. Chris has been individually recognized as CoreNet Global’s 2018 Young Leader of the Year, CoreNet NYC’s 2017 Service Provider of the Year, on Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 List, as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist, and the only person to be named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list twice.
Manager, WorkSpace Futures, Steelcase
Caroline Kelly leads the Market Insights and Sensemaking team for Steelcase. She focuses on understanding work, worker and workplace through sensing, data analytics and behavioral prototyping. She has published and presented her work in a range of healthcare and environmental design journals and conferences. She has a Masters’ Degree in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was a Research Assistant at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access and the Human Factors Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Global Principal Design & Strategy, JACOBS
As a Design Principal, James specializes in leading Jacobs’ global practice to deliver high performing workplace experiences. Promoting our position on knowledge driven design, James considers all aspects of design, integrating experience, performance data to provide engaging spaces with measurable outcomes. Industry involvement provides participation in thought leadership about design in his participation as a VP on the IIDA International Board of Directors.
President, PNMCF, Partners National Real Estate Group
Kirk Killian is President of Partners National Mission Critical Facilities, and since 1999 has advised corporate clients on hundreds of assignments in selecting and procuring self-operated and colocation data centers worldwide. As one of the first specialist firms focusing on this niche of commercial real estate, PNMCF’s clients include some of the largest banking, insurance, telecom, technology, airline, healthcare, and retail enterprises. PNMCF incorporates telecom network, utility, hazard/risk, engineering, audit/compliance, incentives, managed services, and facility economics into each client’s advisory/brokerage project.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Real Estate; Chief Marketing Officer, KIRCO
Since joining the company in 2003, Quinn has played an integral role in KIRCO’s corporate, and health care-related initiatives. Quinn officially joined the company in 2003, but like his brothers, became exposed to the family business in his early teen years, working summers in a variety of capacities within KIRCO’s construction, property management, and development services. After graduating from Hillsdale College in 2001, Quinn went to New York University where he obtained a Masters in Real Estate Finance and Investment. Quinn’s primary responsibilities revolve around KIRCO’s corporate services division, pursuing and managing national build-to-suit, construction, and property management solutions for its large corporate clients. Quinn also continues his involvement in KIRCO’s health care portfolio, as well as leads KIRCO’s corporate marketing, branding, and PR strategies.
Head of Research, Scoop
Charlie Knuth leads the Commuter Research team at Scoop, the largest carpooling solution in the country, examining how the commute impacts individuals, businesses, and communities across the country. Prior to joining Scoop, Charlie spent over 10 years in the HR Practice at CEB, a subsidiary of Gartner, where he advised Fortune 1000 executives on how to maximize their return on talent and the overall impact of employee programs on business performance. He has spoken at industry conferences across the country, including GreenBiz and MIT. Charlie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Administration.
VP - Enterprise Property Group, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Ward Komorowski is the VP Enterprise Property Group and Security - Globally for Johnson Controls Inc., a leading supplier of building management systems and controls for quality building environments. Ward’s area of expertise is in facility management and operations, especially for large commercial portfolios, real estate strategy, design and construction services and workplace solutions. His current responsibilities include provide strategic direction and planning for Johnson Controls, including forecasting and budgeting, facility management, real estate, project management and operations services for JCI’s 1,650 facilities. Ward has advanced swiftly throughout his three decades with Johnson Controls. He started as application engineer, became an energy analyst and served as facility engineer for all Milwaukee facilities, VP Corporate Facilities - Americas before being named to his current position. Ward has been instrumental helping Johnson Controls headquarters, the Brengel Technology Center, become one of the first in the country to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the ENERGY STAR® label. His leadership on other major other large projects including a corporate data center consolidation, call center design, and the construction of JCI’s Corporate Campus, which has 4 LEED Platinum facilities and most recently JCI’s APAC HQ, which has received China 3 Star, EDGE and LEED Platinum and is JCI’s most sustainable facility globally.
Market Research Analyst, Newmark Knight Frank
Adrianna Kowalczyk is an economist and the market research analyst for the Global Knowledge Center. She conducts market research and data analysis, identifies market trends and develops industry insights. Adrianna explores a wide spectrum of current and new technologies affecting real estate and the future of work and has done extensive research on the application of blockchain technology.
Head of CGP/US, Siemens Real Estate
Michael Kruklinski is the Head of Real Estate for Siemens Gas & Power and Siemens USA. In this role, he oversees the company’s entire U.S. real estate portfolio (16’3M sqft) and the global oil & gas, power and industrial markets (35’5M sqft). With over 30 years of experience at Siemens, Kruklinski has held several senior positions within the company. Kruklinski led the creation of the Siemens Industry Sector as well as the Company’s Smart Grid business unit. Kruklinski was also involved in the rollout of Siemens’ flexible office design plan.
Tom Kurtz, IV, MCR
Senior Managing Director, CBRE
Tom is a Senior Managing Director and serves as a Division Director in the CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) East Division. In this role, Tom oversees the strategy and operations for a portfolio of corporate accounts across multiple industry sectors. Prior to this role, Tom served as the GWS Management Consulting Practice Leader from 2015 through 2018, advising clients on organizational design, outsourcing excellence, CRE-to-Line of Business customer relationship management (CRM), operating model design and improvement, strategic business alignment and change leadership.
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Chris LaPata, MCR
Client Leader, BHDP Architecture
Serving as Client Leader, Chris brings 20+ years of experience in helping clients realize their business objectives through the impact of built environment. A trusted advisor, Chris is passionate about bringing his design-thinking skills and creativity to clients and developing work environments that drive effectiveness. Chris engages corporate leaders, HR directors, IT and facilities design groups of Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies that leverage the workplace to drive behavior, facilitate the work process and attain business objectives. Chris is ProSci certified in Change Management and passionate about developing a plan and helping leaders initiate new behaviors within their organization.
Director, HQ Project Office and Transition Office, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Bogdan is the Director of the NATO Headquarters Project Office and Transition Office (HQPO/TO). He leads the joint office responsible for the delivery of the new NATO HQ campus as well as the multiple transition projects necessary for the policy, procedural and operational transition and physical relocation to the new headquarters environment. Bogdan accumulated more than 20 years working on two continents and multiple business cultures as a business transformation leader with enterprise-wide project, financial, policy and operational experience.
Oscar-winning Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
Spike Lee is an award-winning writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. In 2019 Lee won the first Oscar of his career for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, BlacKkKlansman, which also received nominations for Best Director and Best Picture. Widely regarded as a premiere African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the “do it yourself” school of independent film. His debut film, the independently produced comedy She’s Gotta Have It, earned him the Prix de Jeunesse Award at the Cannes Film festival in 1986. Lee’s 1989 film, Do the Right Thing, garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film. His epic drama Malcolm X, received two Academy Award nominations. Other critical and box office successes have included such films as Red Hook Summer, Inside Man, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled, and School Daze. He has also published six titles on his filmmaking career and most recently co-authored three children’s books with his wife
Caitlin Lennox, MCR
Director of Leasing, The Spectrum Companies
Caitlin joined Cushman & Wakefield (f/k/a DTZ, Cassidy Turley) in January 2015 specializing in Tenant Representation on the Corporate Services team. As a Transaction Manager, Caitlin’s objectives focus on development and implementation of strategies and processes that enable large corporate clients to maximize utility and minimize costs across their real estate portfolios. Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing with minors in Real Estate and Communication Studies.
Strategist, LENS Strategy
Amanda is a designer and strategist who works at the intersection of people, process and place. She helps organizations ask aspirational questions about the future of their work, then meet and even exceed those expectations using design thinking, data-driven simulation and hands-on implementation. To date, Amanda has worked with forward-thinking organizations across the healthcare, higher education, construction and financial industries.
Head of Research, CBRE
Spencer Levy is Americas Head of Research for CBRE and a senior member of the company’s global research team. He plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the global research strategy and business plan. An eight-year veteran of CBRE, Mr. Levy had previously served as Executive Managing Director in the company’s Capital Markets division. Mr. Levy oversees the analytical activities of the CBRE research community within the Americas region and is responsible for the management of hundreds of professionals who are focused on producing market-leading insight and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. Mr. Levy supports CBRE executives in their decision-making by providing insight into the impact of market trends related to strategic business planning, and analyst call preparation. He serves as principal external spokesperson on real estate issues in the Americas region and has considerable media experience, providing market commentary for many national television, newspaper and internet outlets.
Shih Hua Liong
REWS Site Lead, Google
Google’s Real Estate & Workplace Services mission is to provide spaces and services that enable Google to thrive. Shih Hua's experience working with top performing companies globally, combined with a background in strategy and consulting, gives her a unique ability to apply creative solutions to business processes. Shih Hua's focus is on strategic programs and services, where she applies service design thinking to the planning and organization of people, programs and the components of a (workplace) service, to improve the interaction and experience of the service and its users. She is particularly experienced in high performance work environments that integrate people, place, process and technology to support and enhance organizational goals and objectives. With Google’s commitment on diversity, equity and inclusion, Google’s facilities have enabled the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of their facilities staffing resource, in close partnership with JLL and Best Buddies International. Find out more about this important program and the impact it has had on their spaces and services.
Principal, STG Design
PollyAnna brings over 20 years of experience to STG Design and has been an integral part of the interior design department’s growth and development over the years. Her expertise in interior design has included a multitude of clients including those in technology, legal and corporate. As Principal, she is responsible for managing major interior design projects and production activities within the firm.
Chief Product Officer, iOFFICE + SpaceIQ
Noam Livnat is the co-founder and Chief Product & Innovation Officer for SpaceIQ, setting the company’s vision and strategy to lead the workplace digital transformation. He’s a successful serial entrepreneur who likes to combine sophisticated technology with compelling and intuitive user and customer experiences. His career includes designing and building complex, high-performance software products for companies including Izio (acquired by Versity), PayPal, and ChooChee (acquired by Deutsche Telecom).
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Founder & CEO, Werqwise
Alan is the Founder and CEO of Werqwise. With over 20 years experience in Real Estate, Shared Workplace and HR industries, Alan learned that the office of tomorrow is not just about the space, it is about the people and how they work. From this, Alan created Werqwise to enable all people and companies to work wisely, empowering individuals and their workplaces by bringing workplace strategy into the shared workspace sector.
Since founding stok, Matt Macko has grown a team of passionate leaders in the sustainable real estate industry. Over a decade in, stok is poised to scale due to investments Matt spearheaded in culture, brand, and new services. Matt has developed robust tools to assess the residual value of investments in sustainability and is credited with co-developing new methods for stakeholder engagement. Recently, Matt co-authored “The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings,” a research report published by stok. Today, Matt is focused on driving innovation through new business models, scaling the brand, and attracting exceptional people to the stok family.
Partner, The Layer Group
Neil is a five-time EMMY Award-winning producer, with a wealth of experience creating content for film, television, mobile, augmented and virtual reality audiences. Neil has overseen the production of more than 3,000 television episodes, 2,000 pieces of 360 videos and has created content for Disney, Coca Cola, ESPN, NBC Universal, and Showtime Networks to name a few. A creative thinker with an extraordinary breadth of experience, Neil frequently advises a range of corporations, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, helping them realize their ideas in ways that resonate with digitally-native audiences. During his career he has produced and directed award-winning projects starring the likes of Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, Burt Reynolds, Jamie Foxx, and Will Ferrell, among others. Since 2015 Neil has been a pioneer in content creation and real estate rights management in the augmented and virtual reality arenas.
Senior Director, Global Real Estate Planning & Design, Nvidia
Jennifer has been working within the global real estate industry for the last 30 years. She has spent half of her career working in architectural firms in SF and NYC creating innovative workplaces for Fortune 100 clients. The other half has been within real estate organizations of top global companies including NVIDIA, Salesforce, Genentech and AIG. She has been responsible for leading the workplace design groups in creating effective and dynamic workplaces, enhancing brand and culture through the built environment, forming strong relationships, developing team members, implementing streamlined processes and establishing thoughtful real estate portfolio plans. Her passions include design, dogs and spending quality time with family, friends and colleagues.
Director – Strategy, Real Estate Development & Expansion
Gabriella joined Carrefour Property in June 2019 to built the Real Estate Strategy, propose new RE developments and prepare the expansion plan for the French company in Brazil.
She is the VP for the Corenet chapter in Brazil and planned the first Latam symposium (in Aug19) Her career is focused on the Latin American market and she performed different RE transactions in 22 countries.
Previously she worked for Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Tishman Speyer, and also for the end-users: P&G,Zurich and Hyundai Motors.
She is married with an Italian, loves to cook and is crazy about shoes and Halloween!
President, Critical Core
Dr. Jane Mather is the Founder and Principal of Critical Core, an analytics and software company that applies advanced analytics to corporate real estate and workplace planning. She is currently working with SpaceIQ to extend Core Planning to the SpaceIQ platform so that planners can use these techniques on their own, making planning faster and easier and leading to smarter, better decisions. Dr. Mather's background combines the technical expertise of a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and many years teaching at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with more than twenty years of practical real estate experience in tenant representation, facilities management, investment strategy and real estate and workplace planning.
Co-founder & CEO, Join Digital
Karl May is the co-founder and CEO of Join, the company delivering and securing digital services to enterprises in today’s workspaces. Prior to founding Join, Karl was the co-founder and CEO of Treq Labs (acquired by Sonus Networks) where his team built and delivered into production the first post-MPLS networking platform in large-scale deployment with the likes of NTT, Telstra, and BT. Prior to that, Karl spent 25 years in technology, working on the first RISC computer at Hewlett-Packard, founding and developing one of the first multi-service branch routers at Provectus, pioneering television with the Silicon Graphics interactive television project, including the Orlando Project, and bringing broadband to the masses with the first cable modem (LANcity/Bay Networks). He is also the author of several patents on encryption, scrambling, and other cybersecurity related topics.
Steve McDaniel has 30+ years of experience in planning and design of research and teaching labs across the US and globally. Clients have relied on his command of the complex requirements of R&D environments to develop efficient, flexible laboratory facilities. Steve’s work has won two AIA design awards, and he has served as a reviewer of laboratory construction grant applications for the NIH. He has lectured on flexible lab design concepts and has published articles in R&D Executive, Lab Design and American Laboratory Magazine. Sessions: Whatever It Takes: Pfizer’s St. Louis R&D Facility Uses the Whole Toolbox
Program Manager – Global Infrastructure, Real Estate & Facilities, Center of Exc, Microsoft
As Group Manager for Microsoft Real Estate & Security, Patrick is accountable for all technology applications used by Real Estate & Security to manage Microsoft’s Global Real Estate & Security portfolio consisting of over 35 million square feet and 700 locations in 110 different countries around the world. Under his leadership, Microsoft has developed some ground-breaking CRE technology such as: an industry first fully functioning Data Warehouse; technology for managing building utilization, early adoption of FASB compliance for Lease Administration; mobile capabilities, inventory management and IOT integration for Facilities Management; full lifecycle management of Capital Construction Management, and the new Campus Link Mobile Application Platform.
Director, Real Estate and Operations, Q2
Andrew McDonald helps lease, design, and build innovative office spaces for his company, Arm, a worldwide microprocessor architecture and IoT company. He believes strongly in fostering a healthy company culture through the built environment and providing a unique, collaborative design which allows choice for all users in the workplace. He will forever be in search of the perfect office space.
Lisa McGregor, MCR.w
Global Lead, Space Strategies, Jacobs
Lisa McGregor leads Jacobs’ Space Strategies team, engaging organizations to redefine the purpose of place in alignment with unique business drivers, vision, and values. Her approach begins with exploring why, how, where and what empowers people to do their best work. Lisa develops solutions that connect people to an ecosystem of virtual and physical work environments that can influence behavior and inspire innovation with common purpose.
Senior Vice President, CBRE 360
Brennan is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. He is the Global Product & Technology lead for Host, CBRE’s offering for corporate occupiers designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for an enhanced connected employee experience in the workplace. Brennan is the former Chief Operating Officer at Event Farm, a B2B marketing technology platform, where he oversaw operations, finance and their experiential technology (EFx) revenue stream. As one of the initial hires in 2011, he was instrumental in the shift to a SaaS based business model, securing venture funding and the overall growth of the company from 7 to 50+ people.
VP, Human Resources, View, Inc.
Disha is an accomplished professional who has embraced change and risk in her career. After receiving her Ph.D. in Material Science with a specialization in polymer science and nanotechnology, she joined View to help bring disruptive innovation to the real estate market. Now, as the first female executive at View, she is bringing her model of the innovation mindset to Human Resources. She is also a contributing author, public speaker, and holds several patents.
Founding Partner, Future Workplace
Jeanne is a workplace visionary and activist driving people to think differently about work, the future workplace and the future workforce. She is a founding Partner of Future Workplace, a HR Advisory and Research firm assisting organizations in re-imagining and re-inventing how they operate in the future workplace.
Managing Director, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Tyler Meyr, Managing Director and award-winning designer with Lamar Johnson Collaborative, is a leading conceptual thinker with a diverse portfolio including built work in Los Angeles, London, Antwerp, St. Louis, and Istanbul. Tyler earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University and Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. Recent highlights of Tyler’s 20+ years of design leadership in urban design and architecture includes a National AIA Healthcare Award for Mercy Virtual and Pfizer’s R&D Facility.
Brady Mick, MCR.w
Design Strategist, SHP Design
Brady provides strategic design to clients by focusing his 30 years of professional experience on thought leadership, research and creative thinking. Brady’s is a Prosci accredited change leader, a CoreNet Global accredited workplace Master of Corporate Real Estate, and a 12 time top faculty teaching the MCR.w. Brady’s work includes writing, presenting, visioning, ideation, data integration and synthesis, and behavioral design. Strong communication skills coupled with an insatiable curiosity drive Brady to create results that have measurable outcomes for people within design. He has passion for learning, idea generation and maximizing all opportunities.
Founder and Thought Leader, mindSHIFT
Rex Miller is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading industry futurist. He is a recipient of CoreNet Global’s Innovator Award and Industry Excellence Award. Rex is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a process called MindShift. He is a six-time Wiley author and specializes in leadership, organizational culture, change, and innovation. His first industry book, “The Commercial Real Estate Revolution,” became a catalyst for change and established Rex as an early expert on Integrated Trust-Based Projects. His most recent book, “The Healthy Workplace Nudge,” provides breakthrough insights into why wellness programs have failed to improve health and lower costs. Rex received IFMA’s 2018 Distinguished Author Award for this publication. Rex is a certified tennis professional (USPTA), a member of LCI, CoreNet, IFMA, and the NSA. Rex lives on 15 acres in Glen Rose, Texas, has three children, our first grandchild, and celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary this year.
Sharon Miller Trackman
Director of Marketing, The Americas, WES.net
Sharon Miller Trackman joined WES.net as Director Sales & Marketing in February 2019. She heads up business development for the critical infrastructure specialists, leading team vision and strategic direction on marketing initiatives: authoring educational and thought-provoking articles; event organization and strategic alliances; web enhancements and content creation; managing campaigns reflective of brand awareness and lead generation. Sharon returns to the industry, having previously been an active member in CoreNet during her 9 years with a global real estate technology firm. Ms. Miller is a results-oriented storyteller, bringing her creativity and passion to the Tech Playground as she focuses on customer experience over product sales. She holds her BA from East Stroudsburg University in Liberal Arts and Hospitality Management, Masters class work in Business Management and Marketing from Temple University, and a graduate of the CoreNet MCR program in 2017.
Managing Director, JLL
Peter J. Miscovich is an executive management consultant who develops corporate strategy and integrated enterprise solutions for global Fortune 100 organizations. ?Management consulting expertise includes enterprise workforce strategies and?operational improvement solutions and integrated "digital" workplace transformation solutions. Peter serves on the Accenture Technology Vision Board and the CERES Presidents Advisory Board - leading global organizations focused upon “innovation and complex systems transformation”. As a former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Global Advisory practice and Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice – Peter has focused upon Corporate Strategy and Workplace Transformation for more than twenty years. Peter holds degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused upon Executive Leadership Development, Enterprise?Transformation?and Human?Performance Improvement.
Executive Vice President & Shareholder, Institutional Business Unit Leader, Clayco, Inc.
Rick Moeckel, LEED AP BD&C, DBIA, is VP & Shareholder and Institutional Business Unit Leader, managing projects in higher ed, life sciences and healthcare for Clayco, a national design-build company. Rick brings 18+ years of experience to the design-build industry. He’s proficient in all aspects of design and construction delivering complicated projects on time, on budget, and a strong advocate for innovative and collaborative project delivery. He holds a degree in Construction Engineering from MOWestern State University.
Javier Morell, PhD
Global Director integrated Lab Services, CBRE
Before coming to CBRE Javier received Ph.D. from Duke University and was previously Chief Scientist for at Star Enterprises where he oversaw research operations for development of research platforms for the International Space Station. As the Global Director for integrated Lab Services at CBRE he is passionate about the role of technology in the research space and how that technology can work to maximize the uptime and utilization of instrumentation in the scientific workspace.
Dwinita Mosby Tyler, PhD
Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC
Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organizations 100+ year history. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations.
Senior Vice President, Business Control Executive, Bank of America
Mark Moseley is currently serving as the Governance and Controls manager for Global Real Estate Services. In this role, Mark is responsible for compliance with BofA policies, laws, rules and regulations. He is also responsible for oversight of outsourced business functions to ensure process health, risk mitigation, and cost reduction, while implementing industry standards and best practices. In addition, Mark leads the Employee Satisfaction team for Real Estate Services and is focused on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. Prior roles at Bank of America include leadership positions across the Real Estate Services organization, including Leasing Operations, Transactions Support, and Strategic Planning where he was responsible for developing the real estate rent expense budget, insourcing real estate documents and data from mergers and acquisitions, and leading the Lease Administration outsourcing.
Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR
VP Americas Real Estate, Oracle America, Inc.
Michelle Myer is the VP of Americas Real Estate & Facilities, for Oracle, a Fortune 100 company. Michelle is responsible for a portfolio of >~9M RSF consisting of more than 200 offices (owned as well as leased) in the US, Canada & Latin America as well as a team of ~400 internal staff members. Her organization provides site selection, lease negotiations, property management, space planning, facilities management, design & construction, data center operations, and project management services. Michelle has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. She has been a member of Corenet Global since 2000 and has served the organization in many roles both at the Chapter and Global levels. She is currently the CoreNet Global Chair Elect; she was previously the CoreNet Global Treasurer from 2017-2019. Michelle holds the following designations: MCR, MCR.w, SLCR, CFM, RPA.
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Design Strategist, Gensler
Zsuzsi Nagy is a Strategist at Gensler San Francisco. Her passion for people led her to work on a year’s long research project addressing psychological wellbeing in the workplace. In her day-to-day, she helps organizations enrich the employee experience by taking a holistic view on wellbeing and elevating employee’s voices and needs.
Senior Vice President, Kilroy Realty Corporationo
Sara Neff is Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation. Sara took Kilroy from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 publicly traded real estate company on sustainability in North America by GRESB, and under her leadership the company recently committed to becoming the first carbon neutral real estate company in North America by the end of 2020. In 2018, KRC was named a finalist for the CoreNet Sustainable Leadership Award.
Principal, Linnean Solutions
Jim Newman is a Principal at Linnean Solutions, which supports communities with a holistic approach to preparing for and responding to the vulnerabilities associated with climate change. Mr. Newman is an expert in resilience planning who offers a unique and transformative process to help communities and organizations incorporate resilience strategies by understanding how to create opportunities from risks. By considering social and cultural opportunities as well as technical solutions, and through engaging with a wide-range of stakeholders, Mr. Newman has found that resilience planning can serve to enhance safety, health, and wellbeing, as well as advance more equitable outcomes and processes.
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Director, Agile Practice, CBRE
A director with CBRE’s Agility Practice, Marshall O'Moore relies on his deep knowledge of statistics, finance and economics to provide clients with a more objective approach to solving real estate challenges involving business uncertainty. He has worked with a wide range of corporate clients and focuses on delivering value not only through real estate, but by understanding the interaction between business strategy and the real estate footprint. Marshall O’Moore has over 8 years of experience in the real estate industry, holds a BA in Economics from university of Michigan; and is one of the youngest people ever to speak at the World Economic Forum. In addition to his work with clients, Marshall also spearheads a number of analytics initiatives, which develop innovative solutions to a variety of key occupier challenges, including market prediction, labor analytics, real estate option valuation, portfolio optimization and more. He is also the genesis of the new CBRE lease agility calculator, which allows tenants better to evaluate non-traditional occupancy strategies.
Bryon Olsen, MCR.w
Director of Corporate Real Estate, The Americas, Willis Towers Watson
Bryon Olsen leads the Corporate Real Estate team for the Americas – which encompasses real estate strategy, transactions and negotiations as well as workplace strategy, design and construction of office space - for Willis Towers Watson. Bryon has helped develop and drive a comprehensive change to the workplace program within the organization, focusing on both the new workplace designs and the change management program. Bryon holds the designation of Masters of Corporate Real Estate with a specialty in Workplace Strategy and has completed the LEED Accredited Professional credentialing.
Vice President, Project Management Advisors (PMA)
Allison plays a key role in the strategic growth of the office, working closely with firm leadership on all aspects of service delivery, client relations, staff mentoring and development, resource planning, and office operations. Her experience with a wide range of project types, including corporate and commercial office properties, strengthens her leadership of people and project teams.
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President & CEO, National Junior College Athletic Association
NJCAA President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Christopher Parker is responsible for leading the country’s second largest athletic association. He oversees all aspects of the association and its 512 member colleges, while working to enhance opportunities for student-athletes. His background includes: coaching Division I baseball; starting the first NJCAA athletic program in the Virginia Community College System – as both A.D. and head baseball coach; serving as Director of Student Life, Dean of Academics, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Patrick Henry Community College; acting as Vice President of Enrollment at Pfeiffer University; and teaching as an adjunct professor at more than seven different institutions nationally.
Associate Director, EY
Grace has a diverse background as an interior designer and is part of the EY@Work team that internally delivers EY corporate offices. She joined EY in 2018 and has over 25 years of experience. Grace was previously in leadership roles within global design firms. Grace’s role at EY and within the EY@Work team is focused on the employee and guest experience. She collaborates with internal teams and leads architects, interior designers and brand experts. As Experience Leader, Grace weaves together the elements of technology and human-centered design with a strong connection to brand and community to create spaces that reflect EY’s unique culture and commitment to their people.
Sr. Vice President, Workplace Advisor, Colliers
As Senior Vice President of Workplace Advisory at Colliers, Keith leads Colliers’ expertise in this rapidly evolving field, helping Colliers’ clients use the workplace as a competitive advantage to advance their business objectives through innovative and insightful workplace solutions. Additionally, Keith brings more than 30 years of experience to Colliers International.
Director of Events & Growth Marketing, iOFFICE + SpaceIQ
Mike Petrusky is host of the “Workplace Innovator Podcast” and Director of Events & Growth Marketing at iOFFICE. He joined iOFFICE in March of 2018 with a mission to energize the company’s live events. He is a dynamic speaker, podcaster, and seasoned marketer who has a passion for sharing iOFFICE’s unique brand of thought leadership to CRE & FM leaders in the digital workplace.
Director, Enterprise Real Estate, Ameriprise Financial
As Director of Enterprise Real Estate with Ameriprise Financial, Rome Poppler leads the management and implementation of all lease-related activities and projects supporting the field real estate portfolio strategy. Mr. Poppler partners with key business leaders and support functions to align real estate portfolio recommendations and P&L impact. Before joining Ameriprise, Mr. Poppler was an Associate Director of Portfolio Management with UnitedHealth Group that delivered efficient and flexible workplace solutions supporting two dynamic UnitedHealthcare businesses with a 2M SF portfolio across 150 locations. Rome has 15+ years of real estate experience with a strong track record that always provides a high level of service and strong performance to his customers.
Geomatics Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Benoit Poulin is a Geomatics Adviser at Public Services and Procurement Canada, where Benoit develops GIS solutions, including interactive mapping app, 3D mapping and virtual reality. Benoit has worked with other federal departments and agencies such as, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Transport Canada and Parks Canada, among other. Benoit helps clients reach their program goals by advising them the right geomatics solution. Benoit is a cycling enthusiast who has traveled everywhere with his bike
As a leader in the Gensler Client Relationship Community, Joan’s mantra is: “Our client’s point of view determines our success”. She identifies business opportunities in key Gensler markets and also services multi-location and multi-project accounts for leading client companies and organizations. Joan is former President of the Northern California CoreNet Global Leadership Council and the first woman recipient of their Corporate Real Estate Service Provider of the Year Award.
VP Learning Operations, CoreNet Global, Inc.
Jan has led the CoreNet Global learning team since August of 2017. She led the search for a new learning management system and has been instrumental in implementing this new technology. For over 12 years, Jan has brought new ideas to the delivery of continuing education to association members around the world.
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Sr. VP Global Mission, State Development & Operations, Best Buddies International
Since 1991, David has been volunteering for Best Buddies. The start of a brilliant career began simply with the gift of friendship while David attended the University of South Florida. As a sibling of two individuals with intellectual disabilities, Ken & Kendra Holden, David understands the importance of the Best Buddies mission. As the former VP of Programs & State Development, David helped launch and expand programs to assist countless individuals with intellectual disabilities. After a brief departure, he returned to Best Buddies in 2013 to serve as their first Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development & Operations.
Sr. Director, Workplace Solutions, Walgreens
As Senior Director of Workplace Solutions, Amanda has responsibilities for Corporate Campus Facilities, Guest & Team Member Services and Amenity Services. Her team transforms the workplace experience to meet the changing needs of Walgreens team members and guests and promotes a positive workplace culture that encourages teams to do their best work. She has held various roles within Walgreens IT & Property, including leading the transformative program where Walgreens workspace and ways of working evolved to support an open, flexible and collaborative work environment.
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Managing Partner and Founder, Technology Architecture Design (TAD)
Jon is Managing Partner and Founder of TAD where he is responsible for driving the direction of the firm and serving as a thought partner to TAD's clients. His work includes the digital transformation and renovation of NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center, the experience design of NBA's new Flagship store, and the technology build standards for Citibank workplace across the globe. Throughout Jon’s career, he has designed solutions that carefully consider their architectural, ecological, and experiential impacts. He passed his LEED certification when it first became available and now consults on how smart buildings improve the environment and create a better work life for tomorrows digital workforce.
Executive Vice President, Director of Science and Technology Projects, Kirksey Architecture
Brian Richard, AIA is an owner and Executive Vice President at Kirksey Architects, Inc. in Houston, Texas where he serves as the Director of Science & Technology Projects. Brian and the Science & Technology team serve a diverse range of institutional and commercial clients on projects ranging from mission critical data centers to industrial manufacturing sites to complex research laboratory campuses. Brian has developed a specific expertise in laboratory design and facility design serving the energy, oil & gas, chemical, petrochem and technology markets. Brian often contributes to strategic level decision making on high investment projects guiding clients toward advantageous development solutions. Brian is well known in the industry for both his architectural expertise and his ability to create unique project delivery options when a creative solution is required.
Country Managing Director, USA, Turner & Townsend
John is responsible for managing and leading Turner & Townsend’s USA operations of nearly 1,000 staff serving the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. John also serves on a number of regional and global operating boards and committees. John has over 35 years of multi-faceted experience across a global portfolio which totals in excess of 100m SF of various facilities types, HQs and infrastructure in multiple sectors. John brings a broad knowledge of varied markets and best practices in strategic planning, as well as program, project, cost and controls management. John holds a degree in Electro/Mechanical Engineering from the Thomas J Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at SUNY Binghamton and is a registered professional engineer.
Global Head of Powered By We, WeWork
Craig Robinson is Global Head of Powered By We at The We Company (WeWork). As a member of the global executive team, he leads WeWork’s fully integrated portfolio solutions for real estate occupiers and owners, including development and project management, design and construction services, and operations. He brings over 20 years of experience leading commercial real estate service and technology businesses within large global public companies as well as mid-cap growth firms. Most recently, Craig was CEO of Global Corporate Services at Newmark Knight Frank (NASDAQ: NMRK) where he led all sales, operations and platform investments for occupier clients. Prior to Newmark, he was President of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI), U.S. Region, where he was responsible for $1B+ in annual revenue, 5,600 real estate professionals, and 150 offices. He managed all day-to-day aspects of the business including sales and operations for outsourcing services, brokerage, property and facility management, project management, valuations and capital markets. Craig also had responsibility for acquisitions and served on the firm’s global executive operating committee. Over the course of his career, he has held various executive and senior management positions at Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield), CBRE and AIG Investments. Craig also served on the board and executive committee of Cassidy Turley, which sold to TPG in 2015. Craig earned his BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the boards of the Harvard Club of New York, HBS Club of New York and NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate. Craig also serves on the advisory board for StateBook International, a venture-backed real estate technology company.
Director of Sustainable Development, HDR Inc,
As the Director of Sustainable Development, Colin is responsible for the overall sustainable design leadership of HDR’s Architecture practice. He facilitates sustainable design integration among all departments and business units. He is acutely involved in refining the firm’s design process through the creation of new sustainable tools and processes. Colin provides global sustainable consulting and thought leadership to enhance all of HDR’s core services. Over the past 14 years, Colin has held various design and leadership roles, as well as being actively involved with President Obama’s Export Council Sustainability Committee, the USGBC, AIA COTE, Biomimicry Guild and the International Living Future Institute. He is an active speaker, and he has been recognized on Building Design + Construction magazine’s and Design Futures Council’s “40 Under 40” lists and Engineering News-Record magazine’s “20 Under 40” list.
Executive, Global Modern Workplace Lead, Avanade
Passionate, optimistic and energetic business- and technology leader. Interested in disruptive tech, innovation, digital ethics. Proud father, husband & avid runner. World citizen.Published co-author of the book "We the People: Human Purpose in a Digital Age: A Guide to Digital Ethics for Individuals, Organizations and Robots of All Kinds" (ISBN 0578497638)Currently owning and executing the strategy for Avanade's and Accenture Microsoft Business Units' digital workplace.Aiming for redefining and leading the WX market. WX = Workplace Experience. The extent by which employees are enabled or constrained by organizational capabilities, practices and technologies to do their jobs today, and to redesign their jobs of tomorrow…and the sustainable, measurable impact it has on business performance
Peggie Rothe, PhD
Chief Insights & Research Office (CIRO), Leesman
Peggie is Development Director at Leesman, where her role includes leading the research undertaken on the world’s largest independent workplace effectiveness database. Before joining the company in 2014, she was a researcher at Aalto University (Finland) with a focus on CRE and workplace management. She has published her findings in many peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at several academic and industry conferences.
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Managing Executive Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & SEHS, Sony Pictures Entertainment
As Executive Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & SEHS, Craig oversees Real Estate, Facility Operations & Administration, Design & Project Management Services, Studio Back-Lot Operations, Security, Environment, Health, and Safety for the historic Sony Pictures Entertainment Studio Lot in Culver City, along with their portfolio of offices and productions in fifty-five countries around the world. In over 20 years working in the industry, Craig has worked with CB Richard Ellis and The Staubach Company as an independent Project Manager. Prior to that, he managed office build-out and operations for Activision, a video game software publisher and developer with offices worldwide. Craig began his real estate career working with Equity Office Properties and Spieker Properties working in Property Management and Leasing followed by a role as Construction Manager for their Los Angeles portfolio.
Luigi Sciabarrasi, MCR, SLCR
Sr Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, AECOM
With over 30 years’ experience in real estate at national & international level for a wide range of global corporate organisations. Luigi joined AECOM, a Fortune 200 Company, 3 years ago as Head of Global Real Estate. Managing 15 m sqft across 400+ locations. He faces the challenges of managing the volume of real estate acquired through mergers, right-sizing the future portfolio for 89,000 employees, whilst actively rolling out agile working.
Watson IoT Business Development, Manager, IBM Corp
Tina Scott is the North America Business Development Leader Watson IoT. She has 19 years of experience in working with clients in the Facilities Management space. Mrs. Scott began her career at PSDI where she successfully helped clients in various industries solve asset and facilities management challenges with Enterprise Asset Management solutions. In 2006, she joined IBM through an acquisition and became involved in IBM’s Smart Buildings and Smarter Planet solutions. Mrs. Scott has extensive knowledge and experience in working with Maximo, TRIRIGA and IBM Watson IoT offerings. Mrs. Scott resides in Atlanta, GA and is a graduate of Brenau University.
Director, Workplace Strategy, Asurion
Jolene has more than 20 years’ experience in workplace strategy, change management and corporate real estate. She currently leads the Workplace and Occupancy Strategy team at Asurion in Nashville. Jolene has global experience working in a variety of industries at companies such as Red Hat, Humana and Capital One where she developed her passion on the role workplace (and workplace data) plays in accomplishing business goals and ensuring the employee experience is considered in every aspect of real estate decision making.
EVP, CTO and Director of R&D, Teecom
Alex works at the intersection of AEC and technology. At TEECOM, his research examines developments across the technology landscape to understand how emerging trends will impact the way we experience the built environment, how we deliver construction projects, and the design of buildings themselves.
Principal, Goettsch Partners
Scott Seyer is a principal and senior project designer at Goettsch Partners. He has played an integral role in the design of many national and international projects, including some of the firm’s highest profile assignments. Select recent work includes office and headquarters towers in Abu Dhabi, Chicago, Dubai, San Francisco and Taipei. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Seyer received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and his MBA, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance, from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
GaganDeep Singh, SLCR
GVP, Global Real Estate & Workforce Planning, Gartner, Inc.
Gagan is GVP, Global Real Estate & Workforce Planning at Gartner Inc. He leads the global team responsible for workforce strategy, real estate and facility operations as well as security and safety. Previously Gagan was Vice President, Real Estate Strategy for the Americas at Goldman Sachs where he led a team that provided portfolio strategy, workplace strategy, and capital planning for GS Americas offices. Gagan also has significant management consulting experience as Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operation practice, and leader of HOK Consulting New York. He is a published industry thought leader and top-rated CoreNet SLCR faculty.
Operations Director, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Aliza Skolnik is the Operations Director for ESD’s San Francisco Office where she focuses on strategic leadership, sustainable solutions and healthy environments. She is a registered Professional Engineer as well as a LEED and WELL Accredited Professional, Green Globes Professional and Fitwel Ambassador. She specializes in improving the well-being of the people who occupy the communities, buildings and workplaces ESD designs. She is a proud mother to her first child, Eva, who will be 10 months at the Summit!
VP of Product Strategy, iOFFICE + SpaceIQ
As the VP of Product Strategy, Chad David Smith wears many hats that leverage his 20+ years of experience in the industry. Chad collaborates directly with clients and partners as well as with the iOFFICE client experience, client success, sales, marketing and development teams to create the most innovative and valued solutions for our clients. He is responsible for creating new products for the future, while improving the offerings that we already provide. Chad does this by translating the many voices of our clients and of the market into a clear roadmap that delivers quality solutions with ultimate velocity.
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
David C. Smith is the Americas Head of Occupier Research at Cushman & Wakefield. He produces thought leadership and provides insight for global occupier clients. David has been a main stage speaker at BOMA China’s Annual Conference and the NHMC Annual Conference. He has been involved in industry-wide thought leadership partnerships with CoreNet, BOMA, and NMHC. He has contributed to or been quoted in various publications, including Globe Street, Forbes, NAIOP, Bisnow, Commercial Observer, and CoreNet Global. David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from Duke University.
Neil Smolen, SLCR
Vice President Global Real Estate, Technicolor
Executive Managing Director - GCS - Client Management Services, Newmark
Thomas Sonk is an executive managing director in Newmark Knight Frank’s Global Corporate Services practice, responsible for strategic consulting, quality assurance programs and procedures and business development for its Global Corporate Consulting group. He is a highly sought-after consultant characterized as a visionary, strategists and tactician in portfolio structuring and development, operational facility management service delivery strategies, capital planning & development and lean organizational design to name a few. Thomas has a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in portfolio utilization, operational performance and profitability. Adept at strategically identifying, devising, and implementing framework solutions to support the customers’ business plans, goals and objectives. Effective and accountable in high profile executive roles, board presentations, appropriations and funding approvals – Overcome complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions using experienced backed judgments, strong work ethics and exemplary integrity. Thomas is acknowledged and recognized by clients for inventive efforts in driving large scale change that drive cost reductions and margin increases preserving the clients’ competitive edge in the market and cost-effective business environment saving clients nearly $3 billion in annualized cost reduction and securing over $1.8 billion in infrastructure cost reductions on client portfolios. Our approach to success, “We foster internal stakeholder alignment to ensure seamless execution, committed to developing, structuring and delivering the portfolio solution of assets framed with strong economics, flexibility and a sustainable work environments so the “facilities become business enablers.” Thomas has a global reach, developing solutions in excess of 60 countries for our customers’ needs across multiple industries and asset types, impacting 400 million plus square feet of portfolios over the years. Thomas currently (2018) has $1 billion in portfolio developments underway globally performing an owner’s representative role for our clients to deliver their portfolio solutions.
Head of Global ESG, Kennedy Wilson
Alex Spilger is Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield where he leads the Global Sustainability & Wellness practice. He has consulted on over 100 diverse sustainability projects across the globe with clients such as Google, Salesforce, Akamai, Adobe and the Wharton School of Business to name a few. Alex is WELL Faculty, USGBC Faculty & Fitwel Ambassador and has taught sustainability workshops through organizations such as the USGBC, AIA, Sustainable Building Advisors Program and the UC Berkeley Haas Business School among others. He is a proud father of three boys – ages 8, 5, and 2.
CEO, STG Design
A Principal at STG Design, Jim has been practicing architecture for over 35 years. Jim oversees firm design, operations and project delivery, working with all studios to ensure design innovation and quality. In addition to numerous professional affiliations and community involvement, such as the Downtown Austin Alliance and the University of Texas, projects under Jim’s direction have earned the Texas Society of Architecture Design Impact Awards, AIA Austin Design Awards, AIA Honor Awards, Heritage Society Preservation Awards, John V. Nyfeler FAIA Award for Community Service and the James D. Pfluger Award for Community Service.
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Colette Temmink, MCR, SLCR
Chief Strategy & Product Officer, Blue Skyre, IBE
Colette Temmink currently serves as Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Blue Skyre, IBE (BSI). BSI provides FM advisory services and facilities performance management technology which helps real estate organizations maximize the performance their teams, properties, and portfolios. Prior to BSI Colette has held executive roles with companies such as; C&W, Oracle, Boeing and is an instructor for the MCR Capstone Course. She has also a Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner and has written articles on CRE sustainability and ESG .
Dir of Design, Interior Architecture, Little
Known as a thought leader, design principal and caring educator, Jim Thompson has distinguished himself as a researcher, university lecturer, guest critic and mentor. He has addressed audiences at the National AIA Conference, NeoCon, NeoCon East and CoreNet. His perspective has been shared in industry publications like Contract, Interior Design, Building Interiors and Buildings magazine; and his observations were featured in the book Future Office. Jim is a partner at Little, an industry leading architecture and design firm with 400 professionals in five locations across the U.S. Jim is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Sr. Principal, Responsible Innovation, Accenture Labs
Steven leads Responsible Innovation at Accenture Labs. This fast-growing practice was born out of insights from five years of stakeholder-intense research in Data Ethics. What has emerged are ways to evolve product development, engineering, and enterprise risk management processes to include ethics in product design, engineering, governance, and performance reviews. This is profoundly important for platform-scale companies. Throughout his career as a strategy and innovation executive, Steven has created impact through business model innovations that position companies to disrupt existing markets and enter new ones. He has worked in public safety, defense, media, telecom, and high-tech sectors for some of the world's largest companies. Steven lives in San Francisco and holds a BS in Computer Science Engineering, Information Systems and an MBA in Sustainable Management.
Founder, President and CEO, Tango
Pranav has over 18 years of experience with a wide range of clients across retail, restaurants, REITs, healthcare and banking / financial services. Prior to founding Tango in 2008, Pranav helped develop and lead the Retail / Real Estate consulting practices at BearingPoint, Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, geospatial analytics, market planning, site selection, design and construction, lease administration and facilities management. He has worked with over 200 retail and restaurant companies across five continents in improving their store development organizations, processes and tools and is the driving force behind Tango’s industry-leading Strategic Store Lifecycle Management solution. He has led several industry benchmarking studies and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences. He has also taught a full-semester graduate course on Retail Analytics at the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. Pranav holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing Research from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering. Pranav also completed the Leading Professional Services Firms program at Harvard Business School.
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Founder, CU in the Moment
Chris Ulrich is a body language expert, political consultant, improvisational actor, and personal coach. He is the founder CU in the Moment, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. Ulrich is a media consultant who can be seen on CNN, Headline News, Good Morning America, Fox Business News, MSNBC, ESPN, Dr. Oz, Washington’s USA Channel 9, and Fox 5 DC where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. In addition to his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is also a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. Ulrich trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and business entrepreneurs to use the new body language to transform their executive presence and effectiveness. He also served as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading brainstorming sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts. Also, Chris is certified in Movement Pattern Analysis from Columbia College of Chicago. In his spare time, Ulrich regularly performs with Jive Turkey and Nox, improv comedy troupes in Washington,DC. Ulrich studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Prior to founding CU in the Moment, Ulrich worked closely with top level government officials for over 18 years. He served as a Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, Issue Director to Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Lieberman, Political Analyst at the Embassy of Japan, and as an effectiveness consultant for Energy Secretary Chu.
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Senior Director Transit-Oriented Development + Real Estate, MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
Jacob spent 19 years in the private sector in real estate development, investment management, and investment banking roles prior to joining MARTA in Dec 2018. Mr. Vallo brings an impact investment perspective to managing the land portfolio of a public transit agency.
Sonya Verny, MCR
Operations Director of Business Development, Americas, Mace
Sonya brings over 15 years of experience in business development and account management for Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 100 firms. Her primary focus is expanding IA’s presence in the local market and continuing to bring value to existing New York clients. Sonya is very active in CoreNet as the Chair of its Global Young Leaders Programs Committee. She serves as CoreNet's PR Liaison for multiple NYC committees, including Special Events, Membership, and the Newsletter, as well as the Communications Co-Chair for its Eastern Regional Symposium. She is the current Secretary of the Executive Board of IFMA NYC where her interviews with real estate and facilities management professionals are regularly published in the IFMA NYC newsletter. A particular passion of Sonya's is fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through her involvement with the Kids for Kids committee which she Co-Chairs. Since its inception, the Kids for Kids foundation has raised over $10 million for children and families battling catastrophic diseases. Sonya was honored by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters as a Woman of Valor in August of 2018.
President, Related Companies
Philippe Visser is President of Related Office Development where he leads the company's US commercial office development efforts. Mr. Visser led the successful execution of 30 Hudson Yards, a 2.6m SF office tower that will be the second tallest in the US. Philippe served as Director of World Trade Center Redevelopment for the PANYNJ and has 20+ years' experience leading large real estate projects at Tishman Speyer, Vornado Realty and Forest City.
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Ben Waber, PhD
President & Co-Founder, Humanyze
Dr. Ben Waber is the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex“Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics group. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. His book, People Analytics, was published by the Financial Times Press in 2013.
Erica Wagner, MCR
Vice President, PepsiCo Global Real Estate, PepsiCo, Inc.
Versatile and solutions-focused leader with sharp business acumen; comprehensive strategy and management background in corporate real estate, law, sourcing and global operations. Motivate while energizing diverse cross-functional teams as a key resource, critical thinker and out-of-the-box problem solver. Highly creative, with a reputation for integrity, accountability, and tenacity. Known for balancing fiscal responsibility against customer delight. Has a Bias for Action.
Susan Wagner, MCR
VP Global Facilities and Real Estate, KLA Corporation
Susan is a Senior Director in Microsoft’s Real Estate & Security (RE&S) organization, responsible for directing the full life cycle of real estate activities for Microsoft’s International offices and lab portfolios - including strategy, planning, design, build and operations. Her team focuses on enabling Microsoft culture through the environment and services provided, owning the Microsoft experience for employees and customers. Overseeing 12M square feet, across 90+ countries with over 250 buildings. Susan led the development of the Women in Real Estate and Security (WIRE+S) community, an initiative that helps create a globally connected and inclusive community of women in the organization.
Principal, H. Hendy Associates
Jennifer Walton is a licensed architect, principal and project director at national interior architecture and planning firm H. Hendy Associates where she oversees corporate projects from concept through execution. With nearly 20 years of experience, Jennifer specializes in creating workplace environments that become strategic tools for business success. Her portfolio includes work for Fortune 500 clients and nationally recognized brands such as CoreLogic, Behr Paint, Kawasaki Motors and Olukai, to name a few. She is an award-winning architect, having received several awards for her corporate projects including the 2017 CREW OC Spire Award, Building Renovation/Tenant Improvement and a 2017 REmmy Award, Innovative Project for Kawasaki Motors Corporation.
Creativity Consultant, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world using a very unique approach to Design Thinking that not only places the end user at the core of the creative thinking process, but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation, helping people capture unlikely connections, leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas Delivering a series of keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, his unique Design Thinking process helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyones DNA. He is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Master Classes at Yale, the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the University of Florida. In 2008 he received the American Citizen of Choice Award at the White House. In 2014 he was awarded an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Head of Commercial Automation, Softbank Robotics Group Corporation
Brady Watkins is the Head of Commercial Automation at SoftBank Robotics America. He advises SoftBank partners in their automation-enabled business innovation, focusing on products and services for commercial management in sectors such as real estate, transportation, and retail. Brady works across development, engineering, marketing, and customer success to tailor strategic connected robotics solutions to partner needs and business objectives. Before joining SoftBank Robotics, Brady led digital client solutions at InnerWorkings and sales and integration at Ubisoft.
Design Manager, Fidelity Real Estate Company
Randy Whinnery is VP of Design with Fidelity Investments. As an architect and thought leader, he works collaboratively with consultants, designers, and business partners worldwide to improve the confluence of building design, interior design and workplace strategy. Over the last 13 years he has been a key contributor to Fidelity's growth as an industry leader in workplace solutions and has helped its business leaders understand the importance of leveraging the workplace to achieve business objectives.
Managing Director, Principal, Gensler
Michael is a Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s Los Angeles Office and a leading strategic planner and design innovator specializing in creative workplace campus environments. Michael has been responsible for some of today’s most innovative workplaces – such as Amazon Studios, Apple Media, Google, Riot Games, Live Nation and Warner Media. Michael holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.
Teresa Whitney, PhD
Workplace Design & Change Manager, US, GSK
Dr. Whitney is an Environmental Social Psychologist who manages the Workplace Design & Change process for GSK Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities, R&D in the US. She leads change management efforts, ensuring the principles of SMART Lab/SMART Working and corresponding workplace guidelines are applied in the design of R&D facilities and ways of working. Teresa also leads WREF R&D’s global spatial performance study efforts, application of lessons learned, and partners with Regional Master Planners on continuous improvement efforts. Dr. Whitney completed her PhD in Psychology and Behavioral Science at The London School of Economics in Feb 2016.
President, Real Estate Management Services US, Colliers
Ms. Whitt oversees property management assignments in the United States and leads business development activities. She is responsible for ensuring professional, competent management in all of Colliers markets. She focuses on strategically connecting Colliers’ retail, industrial, office and multifamily, brokerage investment sales, project management and property management groups to provide investor clients with complete real estate solutions. Based in Washington, DC, Ms. Whitt specializes in the delivery of holistic real estate solutions that leverage the strengths of working with one company to add value to client assets.
Senior Vice President, Fischer
Eric joined Fischer in 2012. He is responsible for maintaining and growing client relationships and overseeing product management for Fischer’s portfolio administration platform, ManagePath. He works closely with the Fischer Account Managers and clients to ensure business data and reporting needs are met. He is the recognized subject matter expert on lease accounting and financial systems integration.
Global Head of Marketing, Instant Offices Holdings Inc (The Instant Group)
John is a property marketing expert who has worked with a number of leading brands including Sotheby&rsquo;s International Realty, Land Securities, Woods Bagot, Brookfield, Instant, Unispace and Knight Frank, where he was most recently Global Head of Comms. He sits on the board of the Property Marketing Awards.
His experience spans both the commercial and residential sector with particular experience of writing market reports and hosting industry events.
In the past year, he has acted as a key note speaker at the JP Morgan Real Estate conference, a CoreNet UK Workspace Seminar on co-working, chaired a session at Cornet EMEA, MIPIM UK and Worktech London.
CMO, The Instant Group (Instant Office Ltd)
John is a property marketing expert who has worked with a number of leading brands including Sotheby’s International Realty, Land Securities, Woods Bagot, Brookfield, Instant, Unispace and Knight Frank. He sits on the board of the Property Marketing Awards and has presented at the EG Marketing Summit for the past three years. His experience spans both the commercial and residential sector. In the past year, he has acted as a key note speaker at the JP Morgan Real Estate conference, a Corenet UK Workspace Seminar on co-working, chaired a session at Cornet EMEA, MIPIM UK and Worktech London.
Julia Wright, MCR
Workplace Resources Team Lead - Canada/US, Cisco Systems
Julia Wright is a Workplace Team Lead at Cisco. She is responsible for the real estate portfolio, capital investment projects, facilities and the ‘workplace experience’ for the Canadian and US portfolio. With over 25 years’ experience in various roles within Corporate Real Estate, she brings a diverse set of skills focused on aligning business objectives with real estate goals.
Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK
As Director of HOK’s global WorkPlace group Gordon leads regional, national and global client relationships. With more than 20 years of experience in the design, consulting and real estate industry, Gordon’s mission is to improve the business performance of HOK’s clients by integrating business vision with sound strategy and consistent execution. Gordon’s expertise is drawn from his leadership of management firms in the design, architecture and real estate industry, along with a significant network of strong relationships with end user clients, service providers and the real estate community. His responsibilities are national and international in scope providing experience in the special challenges firms face as they extend their global reach.
Pay Wu, SLCR
Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Pay leads the Strategic Consulting Tri-State practice for Cushman & Wakefield and brings business insights and value-added consulting to solve client’s most complex workplace and real estate challenges. She is a versatile CRE advisor and executive with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience, managing teams to produce positive P&L impact. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Pay was an SVP at TD Bank Group and led the North American Client Relationship Management team for the corporate real estate portfolio (11MM SF). Before TD, Pay served as a VP at American Express and led the Americas Region (6MM SF) and Amex’s Award Winning Global Bluework program. Prior to her Corporate career, Pay led Portfolio Strategy for Deloitte US and India Firm and was a senior leader in Strategy and Operations consulting. Combined, she possesses over 12 years of Management Consulting experiences with both Deloitte’s Capital and Real Estate Transformation practice and Arthur Andersen’s Workplace Transformation practice. Pay consulted seamlessly across portfolio/ workplace strategies, location and labor analytics, M&A, cost reduction, vendor/ outsourcing advisory, process/operations optimization and technology implementation. Pay is a frequent speaker in industry events and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the NYC Chapter of CoreNet Global and an MCR faculty member.
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Sr. Director, Facilities & Operation, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Assal has more than 14 years of experience as a project manager and facility operations director. She began her career working as a project engineer in the construction field, and moved into facilities management with Gilead Sciences over 6 years ago. She is an expert in delivering projects quickly and a great facilitator of teams. She is currently leading the Gilead Sciences Master Plan and strategic planning team for both the corporate headquarters in Foster City as well as the International Master Planning team. Assal brings a fresh perspective and vision to Gilead. She enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and entertaining.
Director of Technology, Microsoft
Roberto Yglesias is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. Although Roberto works as a technology professional, he also enjoys technology as a hobby, constantly seeking the latest in innovation across multiple technological fronts. Before joining Microsoft, he was a consultant for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Seattle Art Museum, Boeing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Citi among many others. Roberto enjoys sharing his passion for technology and has been sought to speak at industry conferences such as Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference, AIMM, SharePoint Saturday Events and CoreNet Global Chapter Events
CTO and Founder, Modo Labs, Inc.
Andrew Yu is the Founder and CTO for Modo Labs. Born out of MIT, Modo empowers enterprise customers to fast-track their mobile-first strategy by delivering personalized workplace apps help increase user engagement and adoption of enterprise resources. The Modo no-code app building platform makes it easy to create workplace apps that exceed employee expectations.
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General Manager Innovation Center Southern California, SAP
Daniel is the General Manager and Global Head of HanaHaus, SAP’s startup workspace cafes located in Palo Alto and Newport Beach. Established in 2015, HanaHaus connects the next generation of innovators to the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, students and researchers by providing an inspiring, state-of-the-art meeting environment.
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