Global Awards Program
Global Awards 2017

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.    


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

Economic Development Leadership Award

economic development logoCoreNet Global’s Economic Development Leadership Award celebrates the successful implementation of innovative, economically promising projects in a community or region.
This award is presented in two categories—Major Deals & Projects and Leadership/Innovation.

Congratulations to the 2016 Winner!

Economic Development Leadership Award

The Water Council, in Milwaukee, Wis., received the 2016 Economic Development Leadership Award for its “Water Technology Cluster Leadership.”

The Water Council’s vision was to create a synergistic ecosystem supporting technology research and development; talent & workforce education; and economic growth. It has become an internationally recognized world water hub. The Water Council has become a model for successful public-private partnerships. Private sector leadership allows for acting quickly, boldly, and sometimes unconventionally. The result is a model public-private partnership, between industry, government, and academia.

 

Last Year's Winner!

Titanic Quarter Limited for the mixed-use project to "Regenerate Redundant Shipyard Where the Titanic was Built."

Excerpted from the September/October 2015 issue of The LEADER magazine:
Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, is – as its name suggests – a development of epic proportions. Centered on the location where RMS Titanic was designed and built over a century ago, Titanic Quarter’s 185 acres make it one of Europe’s largest waterfront regeneration projects.

Today, Titanic Quarter is helping provide a framework to rediscover Northern Ireland’s talent for innovation and to create a new future that belongs to everyone. Read more >>>

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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 2016 Winners!

Professional Excellence Award

JLL received the 2016 Professional Excellence Award for its Innovation and Product Development Platform.

JLL made an investment in a formal Innovation and Product Development (IPD) platform including dedicated resources, proprietary idea collaboration technology and a simplified process so good ideas are developed and implemented to the benefit of JLL's clients.

TD/Ever Better Alliance (CBRE and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) received the 2016 Professional Excellence Award for their Vested Outsourcing Model Implementation.

Vested Outsourcing® is a partnership-based business model, methodology, and mindset for creating highly collaborative business relationships that enable true win-win relationships in which both parties are equally committed to each other’s success.
 

Last Year's Winner!

mindSHIFT for "Case4Space: How Engaging Workplaces Lead to Transformation and Growth."

Excerpted from the September/October 2015 issue of The LEADER magazine: In the spring of 2012, at the CoreNet Global North America Summit in San Diego, the association presented the results of its research study Corporate Real Estate 2020. When the session broke, conversation spilled out into the foyer.

One of the questions that came up in conversation was, Are we – personally, professionally, or corporately – equipped to face the relentless change and disruptions implied in the research? These questions continued to provoke the mindSHIFT team long after the Summit. Soon, 30 companies and more than 50 leaders (including Millennials) signed up to take part in an 18-month discovery process called Case4Space.

Finally, a clear picture emerged: When we create a process that is social and engaging the results produce an engaging workplace.
Case4Space completed our collective work in October of 2013. Wiley published it in September 2014 as Change Your Space, Change Your Culture: How Engaging Workplaces Lead to Transformation and GrowthRead more>>>

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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 2016 Winners!

Sustainable Leadership Award 

View, Hillhouse Construction, Sharp Development Co., Studio G and Integral Group received the 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award for “Mathilda: Zero Net Energy Office Retrofit in Sunnyvale, Calif.”

The technologies applied at Mathilda demonstrate the power that the Internet of Things, nanotechnology, smart systems and next generation architectural thinking can have when deployed in concert for the purposes of net-zero construction. This project highlights the ability of the construction industry to thrive in a progressive policy environment, and provides a blueprint for developers to create cost effective, profitable renovation designs that comply with California’s Title 24 regulation.

Method received the2016 Sustainable Leadership Award for its new LEED Platinum manufacturing and office headquarters in Chicago

Method created a new model for the clean industrial revolution reflecting their own brand which is to restore, heal and support the environment and local community. In the new clean industrial model, things are not just taken from nature and sent back as pollution. Instead, nature is supported and through invigorated landscapes and cities. Method chose the historic Chicago community of Pullman and transformed a 21.2 acre brownfield industrial site for their new factory.

2016 Sustainable Leadership Award is sponsored by:

Davies Office

 

Last Year's Winner!

OVG Real Estate for "The Edge, the World's Most Sustainable Multi-Tenant Office Building".

To read a comprehensive overview of The Edge and OVG Real Estates’ commitment to sustainability, turn to the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of the LEADER magazine >>>.

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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 2016 GIA competition was held at MIT on July 27-28, 2016.

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

JLL Wins the 2016 Global Innovator's Award from CoreNet Global

Global Innovator's Award (GIA)

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Professional services firm JLL received the 2016 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award from CoreNet Global. CoreNet Global announced the award at its Global Recognition and Awards Dinner in conjunction with its Global Summit, held October 16-19, 2016 in Philadelphia.

JLL's entry for its Innovation and Product Development (IPD) Platform also received the2016 Professional Excellence Award from CoreNet Global. The IPD Platform is JLL's corporate real estate collaboration and crowdsourcing process that creates products and services through sourcing, vetting and productizing ideas. The platform seeks solutions to specific business challenges through innovation workshops, idea campaigns and internal crowd sourcing.

Senior leaders in the association judged 56 entries across the three awards categories and had previously selected additional winners:

  • TD/Ever Better Alliance (CBRE and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) received the 2016 Professional Excellence Award for their Vested Outsourcing Model Implementation
  • View, Hillhouse Construction, Sharp Development Co., Studio G and Integral Group received the 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award for “Mathilda: Zero Net Energy Office Retrofit in Sunnyvale, Calif.”
  • Method received the 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award for its new LEED Platinum manufacturing and office headquarters in Chicago
  • The Water Council, in Milwaukee received the 2016 Economic Development Leadership Award for its “Water Technology Cluster Leadership”

Judges for the 2016 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA) were
Stephanie Fulbright, The Hartford
Restor Johnson, UnitedHealth Group
Silvano Mason SLCR, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Christopher Staal MCR, Bose
David Wagner, Cisco Systems
Steve Weikal, MIT Center for Real Estate
Terry Wood, Kaiser Permanente

2016 Sponsor:

Gensler logo

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

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

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The 2016 Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

John Vazquez, Senior Vice President - Global Real Estate
Verizon

 

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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 FY2016 (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016):

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

The 2016 Winner of the Large/Mega Chapter of the Year Award: New England Chapter

The 2016 Winner of the Small/Medium Chapter of the Year Award: Philadelphia Chapter

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.

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The 2016 Young Leader of the Year

Jon Dandurand, Director Business Development - Corporate Environments
JE Dunn Constriction


Global Innovator's Award Contact

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

Nicki Williams
Manager - Logistics, Corporate Real Estate Forums & Awards Program
+1.404.589.3241
nwilliams@corenetglobal.org

Corporate Real Estate Executive 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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