CoreNet Global Announces Winners of 2017 Awards for Professional Excellence and Sustainable Leadership in Corporate Real Estate
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CoreNet Global Announces Winners of 2017 Awards for Professional Excellence and Sustainable Leadership in Corporate Real Estate

David Harrison
CoreNet Global
(410) 804-1728

Press Release
May 10, 2017

Finalists for the Global Innovator's Award Competition Also Announced; Winner Will Be Named at the 2017 Global Summit in Seattle

ATLANTA — CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for corporate real estate, workplace and economic development professionals, has announced the winners of its annual global best practice awards. CoreNet Global presents the awards each year to leading organizations that demonstrate best-in-class practices in advancing thought leadership in corporate real estate.

Judges drawn from senior leaders in the association selected winners in the Professional Excellence and Sustainable Leadership categories. These winners will move on to compete for the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award (GIA), sponsored by Gensler.  The GIA competition will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), July 26-27. The overall GIA winner will be announced at the CoreNet Global Summit in Seattle November 5-7.

Professional Excellence Award Winners:

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

Sustainable Leadership Award Winners:

  • 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 are 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:

Professional Excellence

  • 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

Sustainable Leadership

  • 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