Building on the model of Connect. Learn. Grow. Belong., CoreNet Global's Knowledge Communities provide innumerable opportunities for membership enrichment and knowledge creation.
The CoreNet Global Knowledge Communities are currently conducting research projects on several different fronts. All 5 of the Communities have completed at least one piece of original research over this past year, with several of the Knowledge Communities delivering multiple pieces of content. Links and an overview for these research projects can be found here.
The research initiatives currently taking place vary from an examination of the trends of co-working to well-being in the workplace. These efforts range from multi-year efforts on such broad topics as measuring productivity to rapid reactions to topical issues such as the impact of the US-Iran Nuclear Agreement on commercial real estate. This work is being completed by our members in an effort to further the knowledge base of our profession to keep you ahead of trends and provide insight on important issues affecting corporate real estate.
The Knowledge Communities are also increasing efforts to work more closely with universities to tap into their expertise. Through this work, it is our hope to work on more empirical research which can be accomplished through the knowledge and skill of those already engaged with robust research efforts. It also provides opportunities to develop lines of communication with academia and make our presence known to the next generation of corporate real estate professionals.
A detailed list of the current research projects can be found here. There are also a number of opportunities to get involved with the Knowledge Communities and participate on these exciting research projects. Let us know if you have a great idea for a topic that you believe should be addressed. The Knowledge Communities have produced a series of “Action Memos” that provide a concise, strategic commentary on a relevant corporate real estate issue.
Current Focus: The research will investigate the trend of Sustainability moving toward overall “wellness” for employees. For example, Sustainability may now mean clean air, healthy eco-system, living walls and general health-based lifestyle improvements for the Workplace. This research will look into how we are currently defining Sustainability and how is it evolving from being perceived as purely a building initiative to a societal and employee well-being initiative.
August 2017 - How Microsoft is Maintaining Zero Waste Certification
March 2017 - Green Buildings in EMEA: A Unilever Sustainability Initiative
December 2015 - A sense of urgency at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
November 2015 - How Well Do You Know Wellness?
November 2014 - Next Generation Energy Management
March 2014 - Next Generation Energy Management: A Roadmap to the Next Level of Performance Phase One Report
Current Focus: Collect literature and industry knowledge in order to continue to build a database of information related to Workplace and review and analyze data to determine: What are the implications of a fully-integrated Workplace program within an organization’s CRE strategy?
February 2019 - Workplace in Motion
February 2019 - Creating a Catalyst Workplace: The Drivers of Employee Experience
December 2018 - How Real Estate and Work Culture Can Help Organizations Thrive
November 2018 - The Gen Z Workplace
March 2017 - Community Spirited Infrastructure
February 2017 - Tweak the Environment: Behavioural Design as a Catalyst for Change
January 2017 - Privacy and Workspace Design
April 2016 - Beacon Technology: Connecting The Virtual and Physical Worlds
October 2015 - Effectively Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity
September 2015 - Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity
October 2014 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: CoreNet Global Workplace Community Action Memo, Volume 1, Issue 4
September 2014 - Standard offices are killing people: CoreNet Global Workplace Community Action Memo, Volume 1, Issue 3
March 2014 - Chasing the Future and Sustaining Tomorrow's Workplace: the latest Research from the CoreNet Workplace Community
Current Focus: Explore trends in outsourcing best practices and how decisions and approaches vary by industry, space type, and geography.
November 2017 - Strategic Facilities Management: Changing the Face of FM
February 2017 - The FM Technology Sea Change: Automation in Facilities Management (Strategic Facilities Management Knowledge Community)
April 2015 - Taking a Deeper Look at Outsourcing within Corporate Real Estate
March 2014 - Exploring the Strategic Importance of Facilities Management
March 2014 - Exploring the Strategic Importance of Facilities Management: Complete Survey Data
Current Focus: A topic that impacts many manufacturing & industrial portfolios is that properties are environmentally impacted due to a soil or groundwater contamination situation.
March 2017 - Manufacturing Location Strategy: Workforce Drives Decision When Selecting U.S. Sites (Knowledge Communities)
July 2015 - A New Era for Manufacturing?: Changing assumptions about how organisations view manufacturing and supply chains
June 2014 - Global Supply Chain's Impact on Effective Site Selection
Current Focus: Examine how a “better” workplace correlates with improved business performance. Take an analytical review of quantitative data to articulate how real estate can positively impact employee engagement and the bottom-line. This is an ambitious, phased project that aims to help CRE align with business performance.
October 2017 - The Evolution of Co-Working and Impact on Corporate Real Estate
October 2017 - JLL - Lease Accounting Changes Will Trigger C-Suite Pressures: Are you ready to respond?
January 2016 - Too Much Information: The Sharing Economy's Influence on Corporate Real Estate
September 2015 - Literature Review: Performance Management and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
September 2015 - Executive Summary - Literature Review: Performance Management and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
April 2015 - Understanding Key Performance Indicators – A Look at the Literature
February 2015 - Strategy & Portfolio Planning Community Newsletter
March 2014 - Understanding Business Performance Indicators
March 2014 - Understanding Business Performance Indicators: Complete Survey Data
February 2019 - Beyond the Proof-of-Concept: Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Large Smart Building Deployment
August 2017 - Deep Learning Tools are Shaping Corporate Real Estate Today
August 2017 - The Potential Impacts of Brexit and How to Respond
March 2017 - The Rise of Walkable Urbanism
March 2017 - Blockchain: The Potential for Foundational Change
January 2017 - People, Purpose and Process: Building Organisational Resilience in an Uncertain World
February 2016 - Post COP 21 – Success or Failure?
September 2015 - The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Opportunities and Risks for Foreign Investors