CoreNet Global Names John Vazquez the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year
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CoreNet Global Names John Vazquez the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

David Harrison
CoreNet Global
(410) 804-1728

Press Release
October 24, 2016

ATLANTA (October 24, 2016) — CoreNet Global, the most prominent professional association for corporate real estate professionals, named John M. Vazquez, of Verizon, as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. CoreNet Global made the announcement today at the Global Awards and Recognition Dinner held in conjunction with the Global Summit in Philadelphia.

Vazquez joined Verizon in January of 2012 as Sr. Vice President of Global Real Estate. In this role, he is responsible for over 110 million square feet of real estate and 6,000 facilities in 54 countries. Based in New York, he manages a group of more than 1,200 real estate professionals and directs efforts in the optimization of the Verizon portfolio. Core to this is leading the strategic direction of facility management and services, leasing, asset management, design & construction, workplace design and energy management programs across the Verizon footprint.

Also at its Global Awards and Recognition Dinner, CoreNet Global honored all of the regional nominees for Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year:

John Corbett
Australia Chapter

Douglas Jeoffroy
Roger Communications Inc.
Canadian Chapter

Michelle Myer
Chicago Chapter

Kaijun Chen
Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd
China Chapter

Shawn Murphy
Colorado Chapter

Eric Chan
Hong Kong Chapter

Shamsher Sindhu
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
India Chapter

Rie Osugi-Sekino
Cisco Systems G.K.
Japan Chapter

Maheswaren Balakrishnan
Malaysia Chapter

Debra Homic Hoge
General Motors Company
Michigan Chapter

Deane Edelman
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Elliot Lewis
General Electric
Middle East Chapter

Gage Hunt
Mary Kay Inc
North Texas Chapter

Tim Carr
Philippines Chapter

Mok Weng-Yeong
Visa Inc.
Singapore Chapter

Dirk Schubert
Deutsche Bank
United Kingdom Chapter

About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world's leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace executives, service providers and economic developers. CoreNet Global's more than 10,000 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit