Leverton wins the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global
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Leverton wins the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global

David Harrison
CoreNet Global

November 8, 2017

Leverton wins the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global

ATLANTA (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) — CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for corporate real estate, workplace and economic development professionals, has named LEVERTON the winner of the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award for advancements in corporate real estate.

LEVERTON’s entry was “Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management.” The company is an artificial intelligence firm that focuses on procuring data out of corporate and legal documentation. LEVERTON and Savills Studley teamed to present LEVERTON’s advanced artificial intelligence that is powering Savills’ K3 Knowledge Cubed solution to improve data transparency and analytics for their clients.

Judges drawn from senior leaders in the association had earlier selected winners in the Professional Excellence and Sustainable Leadership categories. The finalists all competed this summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to win the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award (GIA), sponsored by Gensler.


  • LEVERTON – Deep Learning Transforms Data and Document Management
  • Microsoft – “Smart Building” Initiatives Help Microsoft Reduce Energy Usage and Innovate


  • Microsoft – Microsoft Achieves Zero Waste at its 44,000-Employee Puget Sound Campus
  • Rocky Mountain Institute – Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado

In addition to those winners, the following entries were also finalists for the Global Innovator’s Award:

  • ANZ Banking Group – ANZ Flagship Branch, Sydney, Australia – New Ways of Working
  • CBRE – CBRE’s technology suite, Vantage, and acquisition of Floored
  • Etsy – Etsy Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York
  • RBC – One Team: Creating One Global Corporate Real Estate Team for RBC

CoreNet Global also recognizes and thanks the following 2017 awards judges:


  • Silvano Mason, MCR, SLCR, Regional Director, Accommodation and Portfolio Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Christopher Staal, MCR, Corporate Real Estate Executive
  • Steve Weikal, Head of Industry and Alumni Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate
  • Terry Wood, Vice President, Real Estate, Kaiser Permanente


  • Ming Lee Chua, MCR, Global Real Estate Director, Unilever
  • Alison Rankin, Director of Group Real Estate, EMEA, BP International Ltd.
  • Carrie Ruban, Director Workplace Solutions, Capital One
  • Richard Wagner, Director Planning Management and Transactions, AT&T


  • Andrew Green, MCR, Manager Environmental Sustainability Office, Capital One
  • Chris Nunn, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate, AMP Capital

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 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 www.corenetglobal.org.