Global Awards Program

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.

This year's GIA competition was held at Harvard University July 29-30, 2015.

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


OVG Real Estate, The Edge Win 2015 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award (GIA)

OVG Real Estate, and its Amsterdam office building - The Edge, have received the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global for 2015. 

Van der Spek PhotoThe Edge, a multi-tenant office building, is currently considered the most sustainable office building in the world. On the north-facing side of the building, the positioning and design of this millennial structure is based on the path of the sun so as to optimize the use of natural lighting. On the south face, solar panels create a shield from the sun and combined with the solar paneling on the roof, produce enough energy to run the aquifer thermal energy storage that in turn generates enough energy to power the heating and cooling system for the building. OVG Real Estate says The Edge is completely self-sufficient regarding energy usage; and they didn’t stop there. Rainwater is collected in reservoirs and used to operate the lavatories and also supply water to the rooftop garden. The lighting system is intuitive and responds to daylight, movement and temperature. And with features like climate control for individual workspaces that employees can manage through an app, The Edge is living up to its current title of “World’s Most Sustainable Building”.

The Edge and OVG received the Sustainable Leadership Awarded presented by CoreNet Global in 2015 and went on the be awarded The 2015 Global Innovator’s Award ahead of more than 40 submissions from corporate real estate projects from around the globe.
(Pictured here: Cees van der Spek accepted the award on behalf OVG Real Estate, Winner of 2015 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award)

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 >>>

Judges for the 2015 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award (GIA) were

Michael Bloom, General Services Administration
Deb Heffner, Greater Reading (PA) Economic Partnership
Joseph Higgins, Fidelity
Jan Johnson, Allsteel
Tania Litsos, TD Bank Group
Trex Morris, EY
Steve Weikal, MIT Center for Real Estate

Sponsor:

Gensler logo

Global Awards Submission Guidelines

Prior Winners:
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

Ken Lynch photo

The 2015 Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

Ken Lynch, Global Head of Workplace, ANZ
Australia Chapter 
(pictured left) 

Download the award criteria and submission form for the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year Award.

 

Criteria for Nominee Eligibility

  1. Member of CoreNet Global for at least 3 continuous years
  2. Actively engaged member (examples of engagement: Chapter leader, attended a Summit; earned MCR or SLCR designation, speaker at a CoreNet Global event, contributed to the content of a Chapter program/event; participated in Chapter special programs, provided content for Leader magazine, participated in a research project, etc.)
  3. End User (occupier) for minimum of 3 years
  4. Official nominee* (local winner) of the Chapter based on the eligibility and selection criteria as described. The Chapter may only submit one official nominee.

* Chapters are encouraged to run their own award programs and submit one local winner based on the same eligibility and selection criteria as described. The winner of the Chapter award program can then be put forward for the global award. In the event the Chapter does not maintain or implement a local award in this category, the Chapter may nominate one CRE executive who meets the criteria, selected with the approval of the majority of the Board. A previous local award winner may also be submitted by a Chapter, provided the previous winner meets the same eligibility and selection criteria.

Criteria for Selection of Global Winner

Please note these achievements must have been recognized in the past year but may be part of a multi-year initiative:

  1. The nominee has been involved in innovative** strategies and/or projects that changed the conversation with the C-Suite and other business groups from cost management to value creation. (35 points)
  2. The nominee demonstrated a diverse set of skills that helped the CRE function gain status as an equal partner in a collaborative role either with key support functions in the company, e.g., HR and IT and/or business groups within the enterprise. (35 points)
  3. The nominee demonstrated best practices and implemented initiatives that positively impacted the business. (30 points)

** Innovation is defined as an activity or initiative which brings about a material change in the way business is done in a rapidly globalizing economy. Innovation can be originated within the CRE and workplace management domains, or it can be transferred or adapted from innovations in other sectors outside CRE.

Required

  1. Bio or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Photo (high res in jpg)
  3. Finalists will be interviewed

Recognition of Winners

  • All Chapter official nominees and Global winner will be announced at the Philadelphia Summit Recognition Dinner on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • The local winners and global winner are encouraged to attend the Recognition dinner. The dinner fee will be waived for the local winners registered for the Los Angeles Summit.
  • Chapters are encouraged to support their local winners by attending the Recognition dinner. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.

Submission Guidelines

  • The Award is aimed at acknowledging the achievements of the nominee within the past year. Submissions should only highlight accomplishments achieved during this timeframe.
  • Nominees are encouraged to:
    • Review the 2015 winning submission here.
    • Provide balanced responses to each section
    • Ensure nominations are supported by clear and concise evidence of the nominees’ achievements and inputs provided from a diverse audience of peers to ensure all achievements are noted, if relevant to the submission. Remember the nominations will be reviewed by senior members of the corporate real estate profession; and, the quality of nomination should reflect this.

Submission Deadline:  Friday, 8 July 2016

Please contact Katleen Beeckman, kbeeckman@corenetglobal.org or Erin Halten, ehalten@corenetglobal.org for any questions you may have.


 

 

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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 2015 Winner of the Large/Mega Chapter of the Year Award: Southwest Chapter 
The 2015 Winner of the Small/Medium Chapter of the Year Award: Houston Chapter

Download the award criteria and submission form for the Chapter of the Year  Award.

This award is open to:

  • Small/Medium Size Chapters – 200 members and under
  • Large/Mega Size Chapters – over 200 members
  • Chapters in good standing and in compliance with signed Affiliation Agreement or MOU

Recognition of Chapter Nominees and Chapter Winner:

  1.  All Chapter official nominees and Global winner will be announced at the Philadelphia Summit. Recognition dinner on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  2. The Chapter nominees and Chapter winner are encouraged to attend the Recognition dinner. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.

Submission Deadline: 8 July 2016

Submission Guidelines

  1. Nominees are encouraged to:
    • Review the 2015 winning submissions - Southwest Chapter and Houston Chapter.
    • Provide meaningful metrics to support the nomination, laid out in a clear manner which can be digested at first glance. Historical/comparable views should be provided where reliable metrics exist (e.g. year-on-year growth in number of attendees at events, etc.)
    • Provide balanced responses to each section - each section is worth the same score.
  2. Supporting documents are not allowed. Quality not quantity should be the rule. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Katleen Beeckman (Belgium) by phone +32.53.212710 or email kbeeckman@corenetglobal.org, or Erin Halten (USA) by phone 1-404-589-3254 or email ehalten@corenetglobal.org.

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.  

Download the award criteria and submission form for the Young Leader of the Year Award.

Criteria for Nominee Eligibility

  1. Paid Young Leader Member of CoreNet Global (must be age 36 or younger by October 2016)
  2. Actively engaged member over the previous 12 months (examples of engagement may include but are not limited to: attended a Summit, MCR candidate or other designation (LEED, registered architect, surveyor, …), contributed to the content of a Chapter program/event, committee member)
  3. Official nominee of the Chapter based on the eligibility and selection criteria as described.  The Chapter may only submit one official nominee.  

* Chapters are encouraged to run their own award programs and submit one local winner based on the same eligibility and selection criteria as described. The winner of the Chapter award program can then be put forward for the global award. In the event the Chapter does not maintain or implement a local award in this category, the Chapter may nominate one YL member who meets the criteria, selected with the approval of the majority of the Board.

Criteria for Selection of Global Winner

  1. The nominee demonstrated best practices and implemented initiatives that positively impacted the profession (35 points)   
  2. The nominee demonstrated quantifiable achievements that contributed to their employer’s success  (35 points)
  3. The nominee has been actively involved in real estate industry organizations and/or CoreNet Global over the previous 12 months (15 points) 
  4. The nominee is actively pursuing professional development (15 points)      

Required

  1. Bio or Curriculum Vitae 
  2. Photo (high res in jpg)

Recognition of Winners

  • All Chapter official nominees and Global winner will be announced at the Philadelphia Summit. Recognition dinner on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • The Chapter official nominees and global winner are encouraged to attend the Recognition dinner. The dinner fee will be waived for the local winners registered for the Philadelphia Summit.
  • Chapters are encouraged to support their local winners by attending the Recognition dinner. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.                                                                                                                

Submission Guidelines

  • The Award is aimed at recognizing a real estate professional (Young Leader) age 36 or younger by October 2016 who has demonstrated leadership and exemplified excellence in CRE. 
  • Nominees are encouraged to:
    • Provide balanced responses to each section
    • Complete subsequent page; one page per question max. If more pages are submitted, these pages will be disregarded.  

Submission Deadline:  8 July 2016

Please contact Katleen Beeckman, kbeeckman@corenetglobal.org or Erin Halten, ehalten@corenetglobal.org for any questions you may have.




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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