CoreNet Global Summit, Hong Kong 2019
Hong Kong | 12 - 14 March 2019
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Professional Development Seminars

Join CoreNet Global for a two-day professional development seminar in conjunction with your APAC Global Summit Experience! Change is a constant in corporate real estate. Choose the program appropriate to your need.

Note: Seminars conclude before the start of the CoreNet Global Summit. Additional registration fees apply. *


Tuesday, 12 March

Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate

This one-day professional development seminar addresses four topics from the Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate, published by CoreNet Global: Property LIfe Cycle, Location and Site Selection, Facility Management, and Business Continuity.

Property Life Cycle
The property life cycle generally runs from the acquisition of real property, through the length of its holding period and disposition at the end of its economic usefulness. This life cycle must be managed carefully to maximize portfolio value and minimize unnecessary costs. This seminar discusses the management of the property life cycle, external business and economic factors, costing, demand forecasting, acquisition of space and its final disposition. Discover how proper management aligns real resources with overall business strategy, allowing for the creation of better products and services, strengthening the organization’s bottom line.

Location and Site Selection
Numerous factors influence location and site selection such as changes in how and where people work, changes in technology, and economic factors. This session offers insights into how professionals can gain a better understanding of these factors, their impact on an organization’s needs, and how decisions help drive value for organizations. Navigating the complex site selection process is less daunting when professionals have a keen understanding of which criteria are most important to the organization. Desired outcomes may include flexibility allowing companies to adapt as needs change, effective space utilization and reducing the risk of financial burden from outdated, underused properties.

Facility Management
Effective facility management is vital to the success of any organization. At a corporate level, it contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-to-day level, it provides a safe and efficient working environment. This seminar describes the relationship between corporate real estate and facility management, drivers which encourage the outsourcing of facility management, and factors which are driving change. Facility management serves as a reliable entity that maintains a pleasant and productive place to work promoting employee engagement and a positive company brand. Current trends, such as cost control, workplace strategies, sustainability, and energy management benchmarking are addressed.

Business Continuity
Business continuity is a process designed to ensure the company’s critical operations will continue to function throughout an emergency and be restored to operational capacity as quickly as possible. Having evolved from an IT-centric process to ensure the operational viability of an organization, it now encompasses a wide range of functions. This session focuses on fundamental principles as business continuity interacts with CRE by: 1) identifying risks to a property’s availability during adverse circumstances and 2) developing protocols for CRE professionals and Facility Managers to implement in an emergency situation with the goal of restoring the property to operational status as quickly as possible.

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Sunday, 10 March to Monday, 11 March

Workplace Strategy Methodologies

Building on the six core competencies and framework presented in the Workplace Strategy Essentials seminar, participants will learn to use tools and methodologies to assess their organization’s strategic aspirations and tactical requirements for developing and implementing a formalized workplace strategy. Participants will discuss how to maintain stakeholder engagement and integrate change management activities. Required for MCR.w specialization. (Pre-requisites apply).   Learn more...

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Monday, 11 March to Tuesday, 12 March

Workplace Strategy in Practice

In this final workplace strategy seminar, participants will bring documentation and details about an actual workplace strategy project to be analyzed and further developed during team exercises. This unique opportunity to collaborate with experienced workplace strategists on actual projects allows participants to receive immediate feedback as they further hone their workplace strategy skills. By focusing on identifying implementation challenges and assessing potential solutions, this experience will increase the participants confidence and ability to apply workplace strategies to real-world scenarios. Participants will leave with actions and next steps needed to address the issues and challenges specific to their project. Pre-requisites apply. Following successful completion of this seminar, the MCR.w workplace specialization will be awarded to those who have met all other MCR requirements. (Pre-requisites apply).   Learn more...

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Monday, 11 March to Tuesday, 12 March

Enterprise Alignment

Develop a change management strategy, lead and implement change initiatives, execute a communications strategy and identify critical success factors. Be able to define the need for change, understand resistance, and how to lead a team to implement change, measure success, and avoid pitfalls. (MCR Required).   Learn more...

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"Enterprise Alignment was an eye-opener for me. I learned so much and was given a great number of tools and resources and concepts to help me implement more change with respect to enterprise alignment at my workplace." ~ Samuel Saunders June 26, 2018


Monday, 11 March to Tuesday, 12 March

Organizational Change: Positioning CRE for Success

Delve into business cases to examine key issues, variables and success factors of a CRE organization, and design organizational modules and processes to enhance effectiveness. Design a CRE organization that supports strategic objectives, develops relationship, and optimizes solutions for business unit clients. Offshore client relationship management and service delivery are included in business case examples.   Learn more...

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*  CoreNet Global Summit registration does not include registration for Professional Development Seminars. Conversely, Seminar registration fees do not include Summit registration and are not subject to Early Bird rates.