Survey-based Research Initiatives
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Survey-based Research Initiatives

knowledge_center_thumb_2015In conjunction with Strategic Gold Partners, CoreNet Global conducts a series of survey-based research initiatives. The research topics cover a wide-range of issues and trends facing today's corporate real estate professionals, such as workplace, change management, partnering with shared services, and location strategy. Conducting these Surveys allows CoreNet Global to create a body of corporate real estate research, allowing members to stay at the forefront of ongoing trends. Research findings are posted on the Knowledge Center, CoreNet Global's web-based knowledge repository.

Why should I take these surveys?

  • Survey takers, who share their information with us, are invited to exclusive webinars where subject matter experts present the Survey findings. Attendees get a first look at the results and have the opportunity to interact with the presenters during the Q&A sessions.
  • We respect your privacy, and as such, all survey responses are presented in aggregate form, and never tied to any individual or company.  Any contact information you share is kept private and only used to share results.
  • Membership is not required to take a survey. Click here for more information on becoming a member.

  • 2019 Projects
  • 2018 Projects
  • 2017 Projects
  • 2016 Projects
  • 2015 Projects

2019 Survey-based Research

April 2019 - CoreNet Global & Husch Blackwell - Creating Value from Legal Services in Corporate Real Estate
The goal was to evaluate to what level CRE legal operations were aligned internally as well as externally, in order to identify where value (in both risk and cost) was being captured or lost.
Webinar Recording
Presentation Slides

2018 Survey-based Research

January 2018 - CoreNet Global & JLL – Technology Driving Digital Disruption in CRE
Technology is one of the biggest disruptors for business worldwide. Corporate real estate (CRE) is not immune to the impact. How are CRE professionals navigating the constantly changing and shifting opportunities and challenges that technology can bring?
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

January 2018 - CoreNet Global & Deloitte – Outsourcing in Corporate Real Estate Survey
This survey looked at the primary drivers of CRE outsourcing and what criteria CRE end users/occupiers use when selecting strategic service providers. The survey also addressed contractual structures, including questions on pricing, service level agreements, and gain-sharing provisions. Further questions delved into bundling preferences, procurement, and how vendors are managed.

From the perspective of service providers, the survey looked at the challenges of working with corporate clients, what kinds of pricing strategies are used, and what the ideal term for an outsourcing contract is.
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

February 2018 - CoreNet Global & Deloitte – Digital Workplace Survey
Corporate Real Estate (CRE) organizations and their key functional partners like IT and Security are increasingly recognizing the potential of digital, analytics, and cloud technologies in the workplace. A high degree of interdependency between digital technologies and the teams that manage them is driving an industry focus on integrated Digital Workplace Strategies. To better understand Digital Workplace trends, Deloitte Consulting LLP and CoreNet Global conducted a survey that garnered over 200 responses from CoreNet Global’s Corporate Partners.
Survey Report
Webinar Recording

June 2018 – CoreNet Global & Sodexo – The Evolution of Workplace Amenities and Services
Corporate real estate (CRE) executives control 20-30% of spend in companies, and their role is continuously evolving—as are the organizations they work for. As corporations continue to focus on workplace experience, employee wellness, and healthy buildings, the nature of CRE work has shifted to accommodate these priorities. As a result, CRE professionals are increasingly taking on a significant role in helping organizations strategize their approach to on-site workplace amenities and services.
Webinar Recording
Survey Report

June 2018 - Technology Report: The Convergence of Technology and Real Estate
Technology that people used to talk about moving into the workplace “someday” is no longer just around the corner. Augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, machine learning and artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles are here and now in the present with a barrage of innovations that are being delivered at a rapid-fire pace.
White Paper

August 2018 – CoreNet Global & CBRE – Solving for the Future with Agility
The webinar will delve into a wide range of topics, such as workplace initiatives, wellness, and amenities offered to employees, outsourcing initiatives, the importance of technology tools, CRE costs, agility, etc. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the issues that are important to CRE professionals today.
Webinar Recording
Presentation Slides

September 2018 - CoreNet Global & CBRE - Managing Global Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
This survey was designed to identify and report on the state of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities (CRE&F) management practices of leading corporations.
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace: Strategies expand to include a holistic view of physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing
Health & wellbeing in the workplace is a topic that has been on the radar for organizations for years. Strategies and programs continue to evolve, expand and push further into the mainstream as employers increase their commitment to helping workers be happier, healthier and more productive. This report addresses some of the drivers behind workplace wellbeing strategies, best practices that are emerging and the role corporate real estate (CRE) professionals can play in supporting healthy workplaces. 
White Paper

November 2018 - CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield - What Occupiers Want Series: Occupiers Strategy Drivers (Survey Report)
While talent has been the key challenge for most global CEOs, it has taken a few years to reach the top of the CRE executive agenda. Our survey results show that after years of cost focus, CRE strategies are increasingly driven by the talent agenda and support stronger alignment between CEO and CRE objectives. Besides talent and pressure to contain costs – operational excellence, innovation, and customer relationships have all been identified as key CRE drivers.
Survey Report

November 2018 - CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield - Autonomous/Driverless Vehicles: Future Impact on Corporate Real Estate (Survey Report)
The following report explores the key findings uncovered from respondent feedback, including when AVs will begin to impact the marketplace, how AVs will change employees’ workdays, and how real estate strategy will be impacted by the technology. In reviewing corporate real estate (CRE) executives’ perceptions of AV technology, a few trends emerge.
Survey Report

December 2018 – What’s Next for Co-Working?
It remains to be seen just how big of a role co-working and flexible workspace will play in corporate real estate (CRE) portfolio strategies. Some view these alternatives as a major disruptor within the traditional real estate marketplace, while others see it as a catalyst for a much larger evolution within CRE portfolios and a new way of thinking about physical space and the workplace experience.
White Paper

December 2018 - CoreNet Global & Deloitte - CRE Technology and Data Strategy & Analytics Trends
CoreNet Global and Deloitte Consulting LLP conducted a survey to better understand how Corporate Real Estate (CRE) organizations are approaching their technology and data management strategies.
Webinar Slides
Webinar Recording

December 2018 - CoreNet Global & FPL Associates - 2018 End User Compensation Survey
As a service to its Corporate Occupiers (End User members), CoreNet Global is pleased to present the 2018 CoreNet Global End User Compensation Survey. Sponsored by CoreNet Global and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this survey is designed to provide internal corporate real estate (CRE) organization professionals with competitive compensation levels and current information regarding the design, features, and administration of compensation programs.

This report provides information for three major facets of compensation: base salary (2018), annual incentive (cash bonus) award value (for calendar/fiscal year 2017), and long-term incentive award value (for calendar/fiscal year 2017) for 13 positions commonly found in internal CRE organizations.

This year’s survey received responses from 166 End User members, representing 143 organizations. We extend our sincere appreciation to all participants for providing valuable information.
Survey Report

2017 Survey-based Research

December 2017 - CoreNet Global and FPL End user compensation survey report
As a service to its Corporate Occupiers (End User members), CoreNet Global is pleased to present the 2017 CoreNet Global End User Compensation Survey. Sponsored by CoreNet Global and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this survey is designed to provide internal corporate real estate (CRE) organization professionals with competitive compensation levels and current information regarding the design, features, and administration of compensation programs.
Survey Report

October 2017 - CoreNet Global, ISS & Copenhagen Institute of Futures Studies: Promoting health and well-being in the workplace through best in class service experiences survey
The aim of the survey was to derive insights into the future of health & well-being and the requirements it places on workplace services, technologies, and buildings by unfolding the latest trends and drivers that will shape customer health and well-being needs in the future towards 2020 and beyond.
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

October 2017 - CoreNet Global and CBRE - Stress testing your CRE agility survey
Today’s industry leaders are pushing "business without boundaries". Across sectors and regions, top executives are in a race to maintain and grow market share amid rapidly changing realities of what, how, and where "work" is. They are focused on learning and integrating new and often disruptive operational norms across all areas of their business.

In support, many CRE organizations are seeking to incorporate trending themes of "collaboration, innovation, speed to market, asset-light, and failing fast." They are pursuing scalability in their teams, operations, and assets to meet the needs of transformative change within today’s HR and IT organizations.
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

May 2017 – CoreNet Global and CBRE Global Occupier Survey
Do you wish you had more insight into the management strategies, operational benchmarks and workplace trends of your peers? Check out the results of our recent webinar and hear the insights from our survey with CBRE, which sought to understand and gather the views of corporate real estate occupiers from across the world! This survey was part of a larger annual study that compiled hundreds of responses from executives managing projects and portfolios, globally.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

April 2017 – CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield Urbanization Survey
This webinar revealed the results of our survey collaboration with Cushman & Wakefield on Urbanization. The survey sought to understand the motivations behind why corporations choose to either move to urban areas or choose to not move to urban areas. It also gave an insight into where respondents expect companies, millennials, and established professionals to live.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

April 2017 – CoreNet Global and Deloitte Performance Management in Corporate Real Estate Survey
This webinar revealed the results of the Performance Management Survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Deloitte. In 2012 CoreNet Global and Deloitte conducted a Performance Management Survey of CRE leaders. The survey focused on current and future trends in performance measurement and management, and it generated insights for CoreNet Global membership and students in the MCR program. In 2016, we reprised the survey with the aim of exploring how CRE organizations are evolving their performance management capabilities and where challenges continue to limit organizational maturity. In addition, the survey delved into technology and data related practices and challenges for performance management, as well as the alignment of the CRE performance management program with broader business objectives.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

March 2017 - CoreNet Global and Steelcase Digital Privacy Survey
Survey collaboration with Steelcase and Radius Global Market Research. Data is power in today's age, and this adage applies to Corporate Real Estate and Facilities as well. In order to make the most impact and initiate strategies that will succeed, having the correct data is imperative. This webinar aimed to give a better understanding of what data is relevant and important to CRE professionals, how they gather that data, and the comfort level of employees, as this data is gathered.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

March 2017 - CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield Coworking: Understanding the Ongoing Evolution Survey
In recent years, co-working spaces have become increasingly prevalent across the globe. Through this webinar, you will get a better understanding of what the impetus behind the adaptation of co-working is. Furthermore, how does an organization's portfolio strategy influence the decision to include co-working as part of their workplace scheme, and how does location factor into this equation. Additionally, we will highlight what other factors influence this decision.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording
Survey report

March 2017 - CoreNet Global and ISS How to create a best-in-class workplace experience based on technology and services Survey
Survey collaboration with ISS and Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies.This presentation highlights insights into the future of service and especially Service Management by unfolding the latest trends and drivers that will shape customer standards, service standards, technology and input on what constitutes excellent service as we move towards 2020 and beyond.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

2016 Survey-based Research

December 2016 - CoreNet Global and FPL 2016 End User Compensation Survey
As a service to its Corporate Occupiers (End User members), CoreNet Global is pleased to present the 2016 CoreNet Global End User Compensation Survey. Sponsored by CoreNet Global and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this survey is designed to provide internal corporate real estate (CRE) organization professionals with competitive compensation levels and current information regarding the design, features, and administration of compensation programs. This year's survey received responses from 141 End User members, representing 129 organizations. We extend our sincere appreciation to all participants for providing valuable information.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording
Survey report

December 2016 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo Outsourcing in Facilities Management: 2011 / 2016 Survey Results & Comparison
Discover emerging trends in cross-region and global FM services and identify techniques to increase control and visibility over local operations around the world.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

December 2016 - CoreNet Global and CBRE Corporate Real Estate & Facilities' (CRE&F's) Evolving Role in Supporting Employee Health and Wellness Initiatives Survey
The goal of this survey was to analyze how CRE&F departments support employee health and wellness initiatives within their broader organizations.
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

September 2016 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo Innovations in Understanding the End-User Experience Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

July 2016 - CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield What Occupiers Want 2016: CRE and C-Suite Strategy Alignment Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

May 2016 - CoreNet Global and CBRE Management Practices in Global Corporate Real Estate Organizations Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording (ERROR)

April 2016 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo Understanding the Image of CRE as a Profession and Career Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording
Survey report

February 2016 – CoreNet Global and ISS Future of Outsourcing and Perspectives for Facility Management Survey
Survey collaboration with ISS and Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies. Moving beyond 2020, megatrends are reshaping outsourcing in several ways. New models of collaboration are emerging, and we are shifting towards business propositions rooted in relationships and outcomes, rather than transactions and inputs. The future of outsourcing will be characterized by a high degree of collaboration in order to boost global competitiveness. Outsourcing is evolving to accommodate new market needs and the growing complexity of the challenges that will continue to face businesses in the future. Organizations will be demanding more from Facility Management as they come to realize the strategic value of work, workforce and workplace in enabling organizational transformation.
Presentation slides

January 2016 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo Manufacturing Industry Survey
Survey report

January 2016 - CoreNet Global and FPL 2015 End User Compensation Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording
Survey report

2015 Survey-based Research

May 2015 - CoreNet Global and CBRE Understanding the Value and Benefit of Customer Relationship Management Survey
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Webinar recording

May 2015 - CoreNet Global and Sodexo Innovation and CRE Survey
Presentation slides
Webinar recording

January 2015 - CoreNet Global and FPL 2014 End User Compensation Survey
Survey report


For more information, contact

Sonali Tare
Director, Knowledge and Research
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3206

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