CoreNet Global Names Stephen Dunn the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

CoreNet Global Names Stephen Dunn the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

David Harrison
CoreNet Global

November 8, 2017

ATLANTA (FEBRUARY 1, 2018) — CoreNet Global, the most prominent professional association for corporate real estate professionals, named Stephen Dunn, Director of Workplace at CSRA, Inc, as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. CoreNet Global made the announcement yesterday at the Global Awards & Recognition Dinner held in conjunction with the Global Summit in Seattle.

Dunn, affiliated with CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter, was instrumental in the development of the Bossier City (LA) Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in which state and city partnerships leveraged economic development incentives to create more than 800 jobs in the technology workforce. Dunn’s major initiatives also included building a Workplace team, communicating with the lines of business and right-sizing the CSRA portfolio.

His achievements include negotiating a contract for Real Estate and Facilities Management services that resulted in $1.5 million in annual savings; consolidating more than 100 facility service vendors under a single contract; and instituting CSRA quality management systems. Steve’s efforts to right-size CSRA’s portfolio resulted in closure of 15 percent (35) of facilities and savings of $19.7 million, which benefited shareholders and allowed for reinvestment opportunities. Overall, he reduced the Workplace budget by 15 percent in one year and reduced rentable square feet in the portfolio by 15 percent.

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

  • David Glasscock

Vice President, Real Estate

Catholic Health Initiatives

CoreNet Global Colorado Chapter

  •  Kumara Shivanna, SLCR

Director Real Estate & Facilities, Citrix R&D India Pvt Ltd

CoreNet Global India Chapter

CoreNet Global also announced all of the finalists for CRE of the Year:

Peter Dollin Director, Head of Corporate Real Estate Services KPMG Australia Australia
Marty Scannell Senior Director-Real Estate, Facilities, and Corporate Services Compass Group USA, Inc. Carolinas
Thomas Glatte Director Group Real Estate & Facility Management BASF SE Central Europe
Scott Phillips Director, Corporate Real Estate McDonald’s Corporation Chicago
Maureen Mao, MCR COO of T&O China DBS Bank (China) Limited China
Marc Simon Head of Real Estate & Facilities Management Excellence Sanofi France
Rei Inumaru Vice President Nomura Holdings Inc. Japan
Chin Leong Kong Head of Property, Standard Chartered Global Business Services, Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Global Business Services Malaysia
Ali Lalehparvar Head of Facility Management Turkey & MENA BASF FZE Middle East
Bruce MacAffer, SLCR Senior Vice President, Head of Group Real Estate WPP New York City
Tonia Rachel, MCR Manager, Global Real Estate Services Mary Kay Inc. North Texas
Jose Alberto Baldonado Director – Corporate Real Estate Visa Worldwide Singapore Pte. Ltd (Philippines ROHQ) Philippines
Meng-Chew Ching Workplace Services Director Asia Pacific Unilever Singapore
Elise Luckham Vice President, Corporate Real Estate First American Southern California

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