2011 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award
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2011 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award

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12th-Annual Global Innovator's Award Goes to CBRE's Labor Analytics Group for its Global LaborView Application

2011 Global Innovator's Award Winner
Kristin Beatty and Rob Marsh with CBRE
A web-enabled application that synthesizes labor and real estate market intelligence on a powerful, interactive platform that performs analytics and assessment of regional demographics, infrastructure, labor and political and risk factors was selected as the winner of the 12th Annual CoreNet Global – H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award.

CBRE's Labor Analytics Group received the honor for its Global LaborView application that gives an informed perspective not available in the public domain.

This is the second time CBRE has won a Global Innovator's Award. The first time was in 2007 for its Workforce Longevity Model.

“We congratulate CBRE and its Labor Analytics team on developing this innovative platform to better inform clients’ site selection efforts,” commented Angela Cain, CEO of CoreNet Global. “This prestigious award recognizes truly forward-thinking efforts advancing corporate real estate and workplace professionals.”

Highlights from CBRE's Winning Case
Globalization is changing the landscape for corporate real estate (CRE) executives. Understanding the complexities of its risks and rewards, coupled with ever-mounting challenges of information overload can be overwhelming. Further, in the information age the world is neither round, nor flat; it's virtual and it's fast. The development of Global LaborView (GLV) enables CRE executives to make valuable contributions to addressing one of the biggest enterprise challenges facing us moving forward, successfully navigating and implementing solutions at the intersection where the corporate need for human capital meets real estate. GLV is a web-enabled application that synthesizes labor and real estate market intelligence on a unique, interactive platform.

Leading practitioners from the real estate industry judged the competition and commented on the winning case.

2011 Global Innovator's Award Winner

Beatty and Marsh receiving the award from sponsors Stephen Swicegood from Gensler and Greg Schementi of UGL.

This year’s judges included:
Francisco Acoba with Deloitte Consulting
Dr. Roy Black of Emory University
Thomas Bogle with Studley
Hunter Fleshood, consultant
Trex Morris with Ernst & Young
Dana Pesce of Apple
Greg Pikulski with Elavon
Scott Smith with Grubb & Ellis, and Eugenia Taylor of Duke Energy

2011 Global Innovator's Award Judges and Finalists
12th Annual CoreNet Global – H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award Finalists, Sponsors and Judges

The five presenting finalists were: CBRE Labor Analytics Group; PwC and Vertical Integration; Haworth; Pennsylvania's Center for Trade Development; Greater Dubuque, Iowa, Development Corp.; Jasmax; Greater Waco, Texas, Chamber of Commerce, Perkins + Will and Baylor University; and GSA and Julie Snow Architects..

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12th-Annual H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award Competition Brings Corporate Real Estate's Best to Emory University

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Corporate real estate and economic development’s best and brightest converged at Emory University August 9 -10, for CoreNet Global’s 12th annual H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award (GIA) competition, which brought eight competitors from around the world to present on cutting-edge economic development, technology, project management and development and workplace innovation.

UGL Services and founding sponsor Gensler sponsor the Global Innovator’s Awards.

The GIA winner will be announced at the CoreNet Global Summit at Atlanta’s Salute! A Celebration of Recognition program Sunday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m.

“A truly outstanding group of finalists challenged us as judges in our evaluations,” said Trex Morris, Global Real Estate Leader at Ernst & Young. “Finalists presented us with a unique blend of process, technological, collaborative and project management innovation that points to an accelerating curve of progress for corporate real estate and economic developmentprofessionals.”

Highlights from the five presentations include:
  • PwC and Vertical Integration on optimizing space acquisition in real time to mitigate risk, with Steve Adams, Director of Workplace Strategy at PwC, and Ann Duncan, President, and Jess Johnson, Senior Strategy Consultant, of Vertical Integration, presenting.
  • Haworth on organic workspaces and zero waste-to-landfill production and implementation, with Steve Kooy, Haworth's Global Sustainability Manager, presenting.
  • CB Richard Ellis on its Global LaborView, a web-enabled application that synthesizes labor and real estate market intelligence on an interactive platform, with Mark Seeley, Senior Managing Director, and Kristin Beatty, Managing Director, presenting.
  • The state of Pennsylvania's approach to assisting local exporters in business development, with Peter O'Neill, Executive Director of Pennsylvania's Center for Trade Development, presenting.
  • Greater Dubuque, Iowa, Development Corp. and its AccessDubuqueJobs.com application, with Rick Dickinson, Executive Director and COO of the Greater Dubuque Development Corp., presenting.
  • New Zealand-based architecture firm Jasmax on the design and implementation of "The Green House," IAG NZ's headquarters in Auckland, presented by Jasmax Director Tim Hooson.
  • The Greater Waco, Texas, Chamber of Commerce, Perkins + Will and Baylor University on the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative in Waco, with Sarah Roberts, Senior Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Waco Chamber; Jim Kephart, Director of Program Development at Baylor; and Ed Cordes, Principal at Perkins + Will, presenting.
  • The General Services Administration and Julie Snow Architects Inc.'s Warroad Land Port of Entry in Warroad, Minn., with Dana Pionke, Project Manager with GSA, and Tyson Mcelvain of Julie Snow Architects presenting.

How it works

For purposes specific to the GIA, innovation is defined as an activity or initiative that brings about a paradigm shift in the way business is done in a rapidly globalizing economy. It produces a new concept to practice and makes it a commercial success. It concerns the search for and the discovery, experimentation, development, imitation and adoption of new products, processes and organizational set-ups.

Launched in 2000, the GIA winners have spanned a wide geography, crossed multiple private and public sectors, touched on a diverse range of disciplines and brought an incredible array of precedent-setting case studies. The GIA winner is selected by peers with considerable real estate, workplace, service provider and academic experience.

©CoreNet Global 2011