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Global Awards Program

Earn recognition from your company and peers through awards programs focused on innovation and excellence. Get recognized for your contributions to the corporate real estate profession, your corporation and the association. A number of awards programs are offered throughout the year.    

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  • Professional Excellence
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Global Innovator’s Award
  • CRE Executive of the Year
  • Chapter of the Year
  • NEW! Young Leader of the Year Award

Professional Excellence Award

professional excellence logoCoreNet Global’s Professional Excellence Award celebrates innovation in management and work processes, specifically as it produces world-class, superior performance and delivers a desired, measurable and sustained result.

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

Professional Excellence Award

  • Microsoft – Microsoft Supported Employment– Leveraging CRE to Hire Individuals with Disabilities
  • Verizon  – Verizon Reimagines Corporate Real Estate with Flexible, Global Office Network

 

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Sustainable Leadership Award

sustainable lead logoCoreNet Global’s Sustainable Leadership Award celebrates work that accelerates the adoption of environmentally friendly and socially responsible real estate practices.

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

Sustainable Leadership Award 

  • NRDC – Natural Resources Defense Council Headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA

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Global Innovator’s Award - GIA

Celebrating the Forward-Thinkers, Innovators & Game Changers in Corporate Real Estate

The H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA) recognizes excellence and innovation in corporate real estate (CRE). Since 2000, the award has honored the "game changers" in CRE—those individuals and companies whose work, ideas and best practices elevate the practice of corporate real estate.

Nominees for the GlA are chosen from project submissions in three categories—Sustainable Leadership, Economic Development and Industry Excellence. The winner of the Global Innovator's Award is recognized live on-stage at CoreNet Global's Annual North America Summit, during the annual awards and recognition dinner. Their achievement is also showcased in the LEADER magazine and the Knowledge Center Online, and distributed via CoreNet Global press releases.

The 2018 GIA competition was held at MIT in July 2018.

For more information, contact Tim Venable at tvenable@corenetglobal.org.

Water-Saving Project in South Africa Led by Liberty wins the 2018 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award

Global Innovator's Award (GIA)

2018 GIA Winner

Pan-African firm Liberty’s water-saving project in South Africa has received the 2018 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award (GIA), sponsored by Gensler and presented by CoreNet Global, the premier global association for corporate real estate. The award was presented to Rosalind Dos Santos, head of sustainability in Real Estate at Liberty at the CoreNet Global Summit being held this week in Boston, MA.

The Group Real Estate Services sustainability team at Liberty led the way on the project at Liberty Centre, Braamfontein (a building with 3,500 occupants) to save water, use water more efficiently, and collect and store water.

The project has three main elements: water storage, rainwater collection and use, and grey water collection and use. With the increase in water storage, the facility can operate for three days if municipal water supply is cut off. The building was retrofitted to collect rainwater from 70 percent of the roof area. That water is treated onsite and used in the air-conditioning systems and in flushing toilets. This part of the project will reduce water consumption by approximately 20 percent – up to 40,000 liters (10,567 gallons) per day.

The project has been operating successfully since July 2017 and is on track to financial payback within five years, as planned. It was completed ahead of a wider focus on water in South Africa.

Sponsored by:

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Prior Winners:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003-2000

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CRE Executive of the Year Award

This award recognizes the corporate real estate (CRE) executive who made outstanding and distinguished contributions to his/her company and to the profession. It is aimed at acknowledging the achievements of the nominee within the past year. CoreNet Global seeks to recognize:

  • Achievements in contributing to company success
  • Contributions for elevating the practice of corporate real estate (CRE)
  • Contributions to the CRE profession as educator or leader
  • Current CoreNet Global membership

Stephen Dunn, Vice President/Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP

The 2018 Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

Matthias Grimm, Vice President/Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP

 

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Chapter of the Year Award

Recognizing CoreNet Global's Best Chapter of the Year (small/medium and large/mega categories)

CoreNet Global recognizes two CoreNet Global chapters annually (one small/medium and one large/mega chapter) aimed at raising the profile of corporate real estate and recognizing the profession’s contributions to enterprise success. 

This category recognizes the Chapter which excelled in the following areas within FY2018 (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018):

  • membership recruitment and retention strategies
  • delivery of value proposition
  • delivery of innovative programming
  • alignment with CoreNet Global’s Strategic Plan

The 2018 Winner of the Large/Mega Chapter of the Year Award: Northern California

The 2018 Winner of the Small/Medium Chapter of the Year Award: Connecticut Westchester

Young Leader of the Year Award

This award recognizes the Young Leader of the Year who showed a dedication and enthusiasm for his/her work, exemplifies excellence and should be considered ‘one to watch’ in the broad field of corporate real estate (CRE) in any member category.

Christopher Kelly, President & Chief Development Officer​, Convene

The 2018 H. Gordon Wyllie, MCR, Young Leader of the Year

Christopher Kelly, President & Chief Development Officer, Convene.

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Global Innovator's Award Contacts

Tim Venable
Senior Vice President
+1 404.589.3221
tvenable@corenetglobal.org

Nicki Williams
Manager - Strategic Events
+1.404.589.3241
nwilliams@corenetglobal.org

Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year, Young Leader of the Year & Chapter of the Year Contact

Katleen Beeckman
VP, Global Chapter Development & Relations
+1 404.589.3256
+32 5321.2710 
kbeeckman@corenetglobal.org

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