CoreNet New England Annual Report 2018 - 2019

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ABOUT CORENET GLOBAL CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, representing more than 11,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations, and networking in 46 local chapters and networking groups globally.



OUR MISSION. To connect real estate professionals, including both end users and service providers, through networking and learning opportunities, to promote personal excellence, and to add value to each of our individual members and their respective enterprises.

President’s Message.................. 2

About CoreNet Global............... 1

CONNECT. We bring our members together to network, build friendships, and expand their relationships through every program, event, and opportunity we host. •

25+ networking events

3,000+ event registrants

Corporate Partners & Founders Circle Sponsors.......... 5 Committees ............................... 8 Chapter Initiatives...................... 15 Membership Development........ 17 2018 CoreNet Global Summit: Boston ......................... 18

LEARN. Our committees develop educational programming across a broad range of industry topics for our members and prospective members alike. •

Board of Directors & Board Development................... 3

2018 Awards of Excellence........ 19

70+ thought leadership programs yearly

• 2

professional development programs aimed at different stages of a CRE’s career

GROW. Our programs and initiatives aim to help our members and our industry continue to reach new heights. •

200+ volunteers

49 Young Leader Professional Development Program graduates since 2015

53 Leadership 2.0 graduates since 2016


500+ members


Annual Awards Gala Attendees

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42 Founders Circle Sponsors


Membership Retention



37 Corporate Partners


Programs & Events Yearly

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT  It has been a banner year for the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global—and for the New England region as a whole! As I’ve said before, we are truly a City of Champions. In the same year that the Red Sox and Patriots won world championships, our Chapter helped raise the bar for CoreNet Global. This year’s Global Summit—hosted here in Boston—set attendance records, both for our Chapter and for the overall event. And we are ready to again set new precedents as we host this year’s Eastern Regional Symposium in June. We also made tremendous progress as an organization this year. One of our first priorities was to transition in a new leadership team, including my role as President and Trish Fields and Fields Associates as our new Executive Director and association management team. Trish has come into the fold seamlessly and is proving to be an invaluable partner, advisor, and leader. One of her top assignments this year was to help us refine our operations through better efficiencies, technologies, and other association management strategies. With the Executive Committee’s guidance, and working with many New England Chapter volunteer members, Trish and team have rolled out an updated and streamlined website, began distribution of weekly events and jobs newsletters that include a job and internship board, refined our finance and accounting systems, established more consistent communications platforms and event management processes, and implemented mechanisms for analyzing member engagement and feedback. These systemic changes are helping us to work smarter and communicate better with our membership. In addition, our committees truly went above and beyond to develop and execute second-to-none programming throughout the entire year. Between our educational panels, site tours, networking events, Awards of Excellence, charitable golf tournament, our Leadership 2.0 and Young Leader Professional Development learning programs, and our BOD-determined strategic initiatives, as of the time of the publishing of this report, we have hosted 70+ events which have included nearly 3,000 registrants! Additionally, we have welcomed over 80 new members. Read more about the amazing work of our committees and strategic initiatives beginning on page 8. This year our Chapter also participated in CoreNet Global’s FutureForward 2025 strategic project, which engaged the global membership in creating a shared vision of the association’s future to solicit a diverse mix of viewpoints and forecasts about the future of belonging, convening, learning, and information and content for the association. New England’s Board of Directors will meet in May for a Strategic Planning Retreat and will take the findings from FutureForward 2025 to help guide and inform future Chapter initiatives. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve my first year as President of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, and I could not be more proud of all we have accomplished together in one short year. I hope you feel the same sense of pride and accomplishment as you read through this Annual Report—and that you’re inspired to get engaged and contribute new ideas and suggestions to help us continue to improve our membership experience and the value proposition to our sponsors.


Suzanne Cooper Senior Director, Corporate Real Estate, CIEE President, New England Chapter of CoreNet Global

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EXPERIENCE. DIVERSITY. RELEVANCE. To support the dynamic growth of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, the leadership team has done an excellent job attracting and developing the best and brightest in the CRE industry.



Suzanne Cooper President CIEE Cynthia Keliher Immediate Past President McCarter & English Erica Chapman President-Elect Akamai Steven Doben Executive Vice President NETSCOUT Paul Asmar Treasurer MilliporeSigma Stephan White Assistant Treasurer PES Associates Kevin Heffernan Secretary/Clerk Liberty Mutual

Sarah Abrams Iron Mountain Jack Burns Cresa Cathy Guilbeault Nike Chris Horblit TJX Companies Bruce Shick

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Association management services provided by Trish Fields, Kate Johnson, and Debbie Crooks.

The Legacy Council has enabled the Chapter to benefit from the wealth of experience of past Board members and helps foster growth of new Board members. The Executive Committee of the New England Chapter Board is unique because the seven CRE professionals represent one of the highest ratios of end users to service providers in the country.

DIRECTORS Brigitte Beltran Kirstin Brown Northstar Project & Real Estate Services Brendan Callahan JLL Aurora Cammarata NELSON Stephen Elias Citizens Bank Mitch Evans Creative Office Pavilion Jackie Falla Elaine Construction Chuck Fuller Monica Juan CBRE Jonathan Keefe Cushman & Wakefield Lisa Killaby Perkins+Will

Ara Krafian SMMA Suzanne Leblanc Mercury Systems Irene Mitsuhashi Nike Kurt Ochalla Nuance Kristin Poulin Structure Tone Maureen Rystrom J. Calnan & Associates Laura Walsh Avid Mark Watkins Thermo Fisher Scientific

BOARD DEVELOPMENT FORMALIZED SUCCESSION PLANNING ENABLES SUSTAINED SUCCESS Sustainable Chapter success is a result of good planning and strong leadership. For effective and transparent succession planning, the Chapter formalized a Board Development Program aligned with CoreNet Global’s bylaws and governance process that promotes a mentorship strategy and balanced Board representation between CREs and service providers.

DEVELOPING NEW LEADERSHIP The Chapter will continue to grow and succeed with a continual pipeline of new talent, leadership, and perspectives. Members are encouraged to get involved in one or more committees to gain keener insight into how the Chapter operates and to contribute fresh ideas. The Chapter fields new Committee Chair leaders from its committee members, and these Committee Chair positions provide members with additional leadership opportunities and responsibilities. Each year the Nomination Committee, chaired by the Executive Vice President, also solicits a “Call for Nominations” to join the Board of Directors. Members interested in joining the Board of Directors are encouraged to apply, with strongest consideration given to those who have served on at least one or more committees and, ideally, served in a Chair role. The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global has done an excellent job of retaining talented Board members by elevating incumbent Directors, with sufficient term remaining, to Chapter Officers. This approach leverages individual experience and maintains Board consistency and continuity. Officer positions are confirmed by the Board. The Board approves the Slate to be presented to the membership at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The membership votes to approve the proposed Slate by proxy vote, by electronic vote prior to the Annual Meeting, or at the Annual Meeting. The Legacy Council began eight years ago as a way of preserving a historical perspective as the Chapter has developed. Former Chapter Presidents can elect to stay on and participate as a Legacy Council non-voting member.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR REAPPOINTED AND NEW DIRECTORS FOR A 3-YEAR TERM BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2019 Richard Bettina*, Fresenius Medical Care Brendan Callahan, JLL Jackie Falla, Elaine Construction

Lisa Killaby, Perkins+Will Tricia Lenehan*, Staples Kristin Poulin**, Structure Tone

Marisa Fava*, Humanscale

Maureen Rystrom, J. Calnan & Associates

Monica Juan, CBRE

Laura Walsh, Avid

*New Director

Special thanks to departing Directors Ara Krafian, SMMA Kurt Ochalla, Nuance

**Two-Year Term

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Economic Development Platinum



Silver McCall & Almy

Bronze Timberline Construction Corporation

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Turner Construction Company


Six education seminars

Nine Young Leader-sponsored events – including three ACCESS luncheons

Four evening programs and tours

• Eight

Career Strategies + Development programs

• Twenty-two • Seventeen • Twelve

Real Advantage workshops

Real Advantage Roundtable dinners

Young Leader Professional Development Program and Leadership2.0 classes


Opportunities to discuss trends and challenges

Golf tournament and other special charitable events to support our community

Mentoring opportunities

xclusive peer-to-peer roundtable dinner discussions for Corporate Partners E and Founders Circle Platinum and Gold sponsors


Awards of Excellence Gala (475+ attendees in 2018)

Corporate Partners and Founders Circle Appreciation Event

Website recognition

Letterhead recognition

Sponsor recognition at all programs

Opportunity to teach or present at educational programs


Platinum: Gold: Silver: Bronze: $10,000* $7,500 $5,000 $3,500

Invitation to Executive Roundtable Dinners

8 dinners per year

4 dinners per year



Ability to bring Corporate Real Estate (End User) guests to Roundtable Dinners

1 per year

1 per year







Founders Circle Appreciation Reception

5 tickets

4 tickets

2 tickets

1 ticket

Complimentary attendance at all regular programs

6/each event

4/each event

2/each event

1/each event

Credited on CoreNet Global New England website

Link to sponsor’s home page

Link to sponsor’s home page

yes (no link)

yes (no link)

Preferred attendance opportunity at Awards Dinner, golf, and special events





Credited on Chapter invitations during the year sent out by CoreNet Global NE













Invitation/participation in Real Advantage Program

Listed on Founders Circle sponsorship board at programs Ability to list job and internship opportunities in a weekly Chapter newsletter * limited industry exclusivity

End users interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a Corporate Partner of the Chapter should contact Executive Director Trish Fields at

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COMMITTEES MAKE THE CHAPTER GET INVOLVED. BE INSPIRED. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global would not be successful without the outstanding efforts of the following committees—and the enthusiasm of every committee member whose involvement is vital and appreciated! We ask all interested members to consider where their talents, experience, and passion may best fit… and to get involved!

AWARDS Brigitte Beltran (Co-Chair) Kirstin Brown, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services (Co-Chair) Jessica Pernicone, JLL (Incoming Co-Chair) Suzanne Leblanc, Mercury Systems (Board Liaison) Sabrina Bauer, VHB Mary Carlson, Boston Private Dina DiTommaso, Creative Office Pavilion Sarah McGillicuddy, Acentech Meagan O'Hara, Knoll Alison Smith, Structure Tone

The Awards Committee brings the New England corporate real estate community together to celebrate the best of our industry at our annual Awards of Excellence gala, which in 2018 hosted 475+ attendees. From engaging members to submit nominations, to planning the details of the event itself, this team helps showcase the people and projects that define our Chapter and industry.

IN 2018-2019, THE AWARDS COMMITTEE: • Launched

a new award category to recognize the incredible volunteer efforts of our own Chapter members

• Collected

over 34 nominations for 7 people and project awards

• Hosted

a best-in-class industry event for our membership and the regional CRE community

• Continued

to look for opportunities to improve the event and process, including trying a new venue and soliciting feedback from all those who attended

• Listened

to member feedback to return to our former venue for the 2019 gala

NEW CO-CHAIR! After five years of helping put together the New England Chapter’s signature event, co-chair Brigitte Beltran has retired from the Awards Committee. Jessica Pernicone of JLL is the committee’s new co-chair! Jessica joins Kirstin Brown to continue making our awards process and the gala itself the best in our business.

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COMMUNICATIONS Marisa Fava, Humanscale (Chair) Jackie Falla, Elaine Construction (Board Liaison) Alison Smith, Structure Tone (Incoming Co-Chair) Kris Esposito, Haworth Kimberly Giles, MovePlan Group Meredith McCarthy, Sasaki

Members of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global learn about and are involved in local CRE industry news via so many different avenues—it is the task of the Communications Committee to help them stay connected and up-to-date with weekly newsletters, on the recently updated Chapter website, and on platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and—new in 2018!—Instagram. Our committee members are great writers and editors, plus have social media savvy and know-how to generate click-throughs, likes, and comments. #memberengagement

Lauren Silvia, Akamai Steven Smith, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services Nicole Solera, Unispace

@CoreNetNE NEW CO-CHAIR! With Jackie Falla moving from the Co-Chair to Board Liaison position, the committee was excited to announce the promotion of Alison Smith to Co-Chair alongside Marisa Fava, starting in February 2019.

CAREER STRATEGIES + DEVELOPMENT Katherine Sanford, Liberty Mutual (Co-Chair) Erin Miller, SmithGroup (Co-Chair) Mitch Evans, Creative Office Pavilion (Board Liaison) Ara Krafian, SMMA (Board Liaison)

The Talent in Transition Committee rebranded in early 2019 to Career Strategies + Development. The committee is the New England Chapter’s go-to resource for programming focused on professional development. Programs offer guidance on how to successfully navigate and advocate for yourself throughout all points of your career—start to finish—including any detours and adventures along the way. With a more deliberate focus on strategies to advance a career, no matter the stage, Career Strategies + Development is about helping New England Chapter members grow and develop personally and professionally, while simultaneously building a rewarding support network of peers and partners.

Brian Barnett, Newmark Knight Frank Mary Carlson, Boston Private Matt Cataldo, Haworth Janet Morra, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Jim Noonan, CSL Consulting Stephan White, PES Associates


MAY 14



LinkedIn and Beyond: Creating Your Personal Brand

Effective Networking for Success

Summer Social

Is Something Missing? Part 1: Tips, Tools, and Not-So-Tough Talk About Change

OCT 29

Is Something Missing? Part 2: Build Your Brand

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Holiday Event co-hosted with Young Leaders Committee

JAN 28

Alumni Event

FEB 25

Health of Your Wealth: Check-Up

MEMBERSHIP Andrew Feibelman, JLL (Co-Chair) Kevin Heffernan, Liberty Mutual (Board Liaison) Maggie Blake, Citizens Bank Frank Cantwell, William B. Meyer, Inc. Amanda Clark, Liberty Mutual Tom Colarusso Brittany Collins, Tremont Interiors Mike Comtois, WSP PB Tom DeRosa, Columbia Construction Mitch Jacoby, Beacon Street Realty Advisors Tara Martin, Dyer Brown Sarah McGillicuddy, Acentech Andrew Rollins, Environments at Work Christine Weiner, Peabody Office Corrin Wolf, Bala Consulting Engineers Glenn Yarris, Humanscale

The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining and increasing our New England Chapter’s membership and raising awareness. The core focus of the committee is on retaining existing members and recruiting new ones. The committee works closely with other Chapter committees to enlist their support and ensure that membership recruitment and retention is integrated into all Chapter activities and efforts.

GOALS: • R etention:

Maximize membership renewals and retain 70-80% of members each renewal cycle.

Recruit: Grow membership to 600-700 members. Target and recruit new members. Invite prospects to chapter programs and events and utilize registration lists for prospecting. Invite new CRE and Service Provider prospects to chapter programs/events; focus on the Life Science and Higher Education sectors.

• A wareness:

Welcome new members to the Chapter: New Members Subcommittee advises new members of upcoming events and meets and greets new members at the next program or event.


Welcomed 95 new members

Chapter includes over 500 members

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT Marc Margulies, Margulies Perruzzi Architects (Co-Chair) Christine Weiner, Peabody Office (Co-Chair) Laurie Boehl, PES Associates Erik Booth, COP Dianne Dunnell, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Dana Fallon, Fidelity Marisa Fava, Humanscale Carolyn Manoukian, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Hugh Peltz, Citizens Bank

The goal of the Community Reinvestment Committee is to support the Chapter’s philanthropic and volunteer initiatives to create opportunities for development and networking for CREs and the general membership. This year the committee focused on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston as the chosen organization. The committee drove the effort to raise funds for the BGCB, tallying $7,000 through the CoreNet Global New England Chapter Golf Tournament and over $500 in gift cards from the Annual Chapter Holiday Party co-hosted by the Young Leaders and Career Strategies + Development committees.

Elvis Rodrigues, STV | DPM

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EDUCATION Varunee Betts-Kosowan, Exemplis/SitOnIt Seating (Co-Chair) Denise Pied, STV | DPM (Co-Chair) Ann-Marie DiGregorio, National Grid (Incoming Co-Chair) Paul Asmar, MilliporeSigma (Board Liaison) Jonathan Keefe, Cushman & Wakefield (Board Liaison) Brigitte Beltran Mike Brucato, CBRE Gable Clarke, SGA Bob Desaulniers, UG2 Dina DiTommaso, COP

The Education Committee strives to develop morning educational programs for the CoreNet New England Chapter community. A variety of real estate, industry-focused, technology, and personal development topics are included throughout the committee’s yearly programming.


MAY 22



OCT 13

JAN 23

Driverless Cars

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

Robin Dorogusker, Hereva Consultants Sandra Gucciardi, STV | DPM

Evolution of Labs in the Workplace

Young Leader Professional Development Program Capstone Presentation: “Let’s Talk about Charlestown”

WEATHER You’re Ready or Not: CRE Strategies for Climate Change

Delivering Value When the Low-Hanging Fruit Is Gone: Change or Be Changed

Jason Helmer, Wayfair Molly Keenan, Gensler Amy Lalezari, Environments at Work Suzanne Leblanc, Mercury Systems Kevin Loos, CrowdComfort Michelle Paul, Cummings Properties Stephen Rich, Avison Young Jane Sullivan, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Jacobs Ashley Williams, Contract Sources

SPONSORSHIP Adam Fandrey, Middlesex Bank (Co-Chair) Monica Juan, CBRE (Co-Chair) Stephan White, PES Associates (Board Liaison) Brendan Callahan, JLL Aurora Cammarata, NELSON Beth Choulas, Hickey & Associates Diane Currier, Oracle Steven Doben, NETSCOUT Kamran Nafissi, AIS Kristin Poulin, Structure Tone Christine Weiner, Peabody Office

The primary role of the Sponsorship Committee is to recruit new and retain current Sponsors in addition to enhancing the level of engagement between our Chapter, Sponsors, and designated Ambassadors in accordance with the following set of responsibilities: • E xpand

knowledge of sponsorship benefits to our professional community and promote the value of CoreNet Global and our award-winning, nationally recognized New England Chapter.

• M aintain

regular communications with Sponsors and help to promote participation at Chapter and national events.

• R ecruit

additional Corporate Partners to obtain a 50/50 ratio with Founders Circle sponsors. In 2018-2019, the committee held a successful sponsorship event attended by over 125 attendees and maintained a 98% retention rate of combined Corporate Partners and Founders Circle sponsors.

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PROGRAMS Tricia Lenehan, Staples (Co-Chair) Joy Shapiro, Dacon (Co-Chair) Lisa Killaby, Perkins+Will (Board Liaison)

The Programs Committee provides quality business cases and access to work spaces and environments that inspire business productivity and enhance the end user experience.

Monica Audette, Margulies Perruzzi Architects



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FEB 13

Brenda Boissonnault, Peabody Office

Repositioning for the Future: Lafayette City Center

Boston Scientific Customer Fulfillment: Advancing Science for Life

MilliporeSigma: New Building, Collaboration and Focus on Client Experience

From Canton to Boston: Reebok Headquarters Relocation

Jessie Caissie, Akamai Dorrian Cohen Fragola, Janitronics Chuck Fuller Tiffany Hubanks, Unispace Kathy Hunt, Sasaki Katherine Kenney, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services Jeanne Nutt, Gensler Donna Repko, Geiger Furniture Maureen Rystrom, J. Calnan & Associates Matt Scimone, AIS Steve Woodworth, Savills-Studley

REAL ADVANTAGE Rich Bettina, Fresenius (Co-Chair) Jeanne Nutt, Gensler (Co-Chair) Steven Doben, NETSCOUT (Board Liaison) Gabrielle Beaudry, JLL Mike Brucato, CBRE Jack Burns, Cresa Stacy Chambers, NELSON Tom Colarusso Stephen Elias, Citizens Bank Cerise Marcela, Gensler Irene Mitsuhashi, Nike Bruce Pearson, John Hancock Donna Repko, Geiger Furniture Mark Watkins, Thermo Fisher Scientific Marisa Wohl, Akamai

The role of the Real Advantage Committee is to support the professional development of the New England Chapter’s corporate real estate community through exclusive, sponsor-only, qualifying program offerings. These invitationonly workshops and dinners available to Corporate Partners and Founders Circle Sponsors, focus on timely topics relevant to enhancing corporate real estate professionals’ contributions to their companies and across the industry, as well as provide exclusive and unique opportunities for knowledge sharing via one-onone networking and relationship development. The Workshops and Industry Leader Panel Discussions introduce new ideas, case studies, and impacts to the industry in an educational, thoughtful environment. Some of this year’s topics include: Structuring Real Estate Transactions in the New Lease Accounting Environment, Workplace Strategy, and Partnering for Success. The Roundtable Dinners explore today’s current challenges and opportunities with leaders in the corporate real estate community. These dinners provide both a social and focused topic event. Some topics over the past year have included Mining for Talent, Best Practices in International Transactions, Virtual Reality & Artificial Intelligence, and Smart Cities.

In 2018-2019, the committee delivered a total of 13 Workshops & 14 Dinners.

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GOLF Sean Murphy, Liberty Mutual (Co-Chair) Tim Myllykangas, Cresa (Co-Chair) Kristin Poulin, Structure Tone (Board Liaison) Adrianna Colon, CBRE Chris Currie, VVA Project Managers

The main goal of the Golf Committee is to plan, promote, and execute a successful golf tournament with ample opportunity for networking and member entertainment. The committee also works in tandem with the Community Reinvestment Committee to support the designated charitable fundraising efforts of the Chapter. This year’s tournament was held on July 18, 2018 at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth. Over 230 golfers (58 foursomes) played, and several participated in our inaugural golf clinic, also held at Pinehills. Survey feedback was positive on the venue, networking, and overall event, which raised over $7,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

Joseph DiClemente, Structure Tone Dianne Dunnell, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Kristin Enright, Thermo Fisher Scientific Nhung Giffune, Iron Mountain Cody Greenwald, CBRE Steve Hassell, Shawmut Rhiannon Hayes, Bergmeyer Courtney Hickey, Humanscale Kathy Hunt, Sasaki Greg Klemmer, Colliers Brynn Lockyer, Iron Mountain Dan Loreaux, Donnegan Systems Hugh MacDonald, CBRE Matt Mallette, Condeco Software Tara Martin, Dyer Brown Meaghan O’Hara, Knoll Kenneth Papetti, Iron Mountain Andrew Rollins, Environments at Work Christine Weiner, Peabody Office

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236 golfers made their way to Pinehills for a day of golf with CoreNet colleagues

7,000 dollars raised to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

14 adventurous newcomers to the game participated in the driving and chipping clinic

YOUNG LEADERS Regina Nealon, Gilbane (Chair) Brendan Callahan, JLL (Board Liaison) Jason Atwood, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services Mitch Bono, Corporate Care Sarah Curry, JLL Dan Driscoll, Colliers Kristin Enright, Thermo Fisher Scientific DJ Goldberg, JLL Derrick Goodwin, Lee Kennedy Courtney Hickey, Humanscale Meredith McCarthy, Sasaki Jessica Itchue, Citizens Bank Chris Pestana, Fort Point Project Management Nicole Solera, Unispace Colleen Wallace, Gensler Corrin Wolf, Bala Consulting Engineers

The mission of the Young Leaders Committee is to attract and retain future real estate leaders into the Chapter by creating programs designed to encourage young professionals to participate and become actively engaged in the corporate real estate industry. The Chapter is committed to ensuring that future corporate real estate leaders have access to educational resources and networking opportunities with their peers as well as senior professionals to support career development and growth.



MAY 24

Masters Golf Networking Event

Assembly Row Tour & Social

ACCESS Lunch: Fred Kramer, Stantec


AUG 22

OCT 23

Golf Lesson at Granite Links

Summer Social: Roof Deck Networking

ACCESS Lunch: Ken Patrick, Environments at Work


JAN 22


Annual Holiday Celebration co-hosted with Career Strategies + Development Committee

ACCESS Lunch: Suzanne Cooper, CIEE

Annual Ski Trip

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CHAPTER INITIATIVES In 2017, the Board of Directors developed a number of strategic initiatives for the following two years. Here is a summary of the progress the Chapter has made on those initiatives over the past year.

2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Current initiatives requiring continued or greater focus that emerged from the 2017 Chapter membership survey results and the Board of Director strategic planning session • M embership Experience • P rofessionalize Marketing & Communications • D iversity & Inclusion

OPERATIONS Activities deemed to be critical to overall organizational effectiveness and thus essential to pursue as a "business as usual" activity versus an initiative Governance GOALS:


• D evelop and oversee the implementation of policies and procedures regarding Board size, leadership, and composition

• R eviewed Chapter bylaws and structure

• R eview overall governance on a regular basis • M ake recommendations on policies, practices, and procedures, and monitor compliance • F ocus on the processes for making and implementing decisions that will continue to advance the Chapter’s principles and mission

• I dentified several key areas of focus in 2019: - Transparency - E xecutive Committee roles and responsibilities - Term limits - Succession planning - E valuation of Officerships

Technology Platform GOALS:


• T o enhance our member experience by upgrading our technology tools to promote ease of use, rapid delivery of information, and process improvement.

• L aunched the new and improved website in November 2018. Website now features accessible and relevant content in a sleek, attractive format that showcases our events and member photos.

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• L aunched the Event App at 2018 Chapter Awards, giving attendees access to live event details, communications, and interaction via social media.



• O rganize student outreach programs at 5-7 universities in the Boston region and have 10-20 student members in our Chapter

• U niversity Student Engagement Program completed in Fall 2018 at Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Suffolk University

• C reate a CoreNet New England Hiring Database – provide the universities with hiring contacts within CoreNet New England sponsors • C reate a University Career Database – provide CoreNet New England Sponsors with contact information at all universities for intern and permanent hiring

• C oreNet New England Hiring Database has been distributed to students at events • U niversity Career Database is complete and ready for distribution to members

• P rovide opportunities for student members to attend our events and CoreNet Summit or Eastern Regional Symposium

Life Sciences GOALS:


• T arget and engage members of the Life Sciences sector to increase their representation in Chapter membership and better address their sector in Chapter programs and events.

• O ver the course of last year, the Life Sciences sector was successfully integrated into the Chapter’s programming and events. As a result, this sector has become a consistent element of membership recruitment, program development, and Chapter engagement.

At the end of 2017, CoreNet Global embarked on an 18-month global project that engaged members, local chapters, association industry professionals and subject matter experts such as futurists, economists, and sociologists. Groups gathered across the globe in virtual and in-person sessions to make forecasts about the ultimate association model of the future and formulate bold ideas to ensure the association’s relevance and indispensability for years to come. The New England Chapter session was held on June 13, 2018 and our Chapter discussed the outlook for our profession and how CoreNet Global can enhance our member experience, develop relevant content, and provide greater opportunities for communications across the chapters and networking within affinity groups. We had almost 50 participants engaged from New England, with special thanks to Lisa Killaby, who did a terrific job planning and moderating the session, along with the workstream facilitators, Monica Juan, Jon Keefe, Brendan Callahan, and Regina Nealon.

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MEMBERSHIP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Congratulations to this year’s graduates of the New England Chapter Membership Development Programs!

Led by: Sarah Abrams (Iron Mountain), Brendan Callahan (JLL), Suzanne Cooper (CIEE), Kurt Ochalla (Nuance), Chris Petryshin (VVA Project Manager & Consultants), Maureen Rystrom (J. Calnan & Associates) CLASS OF 2018 Jessie Caissie, Akamai

Kathleen Hunt, Sasaki

Russell Chin, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Dustyn Mascia, McCarter & English

Christopher Currie, VVA Project Managers & Consultants

Regina Nealon, Gilbane Building Company

Sarah Curry, JLL

Michael Reardon, JLL

Brandon Desrochers, Citizens Bank

Corrin Wolf, Bala Consulting Engineers

Tayson Ng, STV | DPM

George Hadgiannis, Converse

2. 0

CLASS OF 2019 Elvis Rodrigues, STV | DPM

Christopher Cotter, VVA Project Managers & Consultants

Kathryn Sarhanis, Liberty Mutual

Courtney Hickey, Humanscale

Charisse Smith, Dyer Brown

Natasha Marcuard, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services

Nicole Solera, Unispace

Meredith McCarthy, Sasaki

Lauren Silvia, Akamai

Esther Yi, Fidelity

Hugh McDonald, CBRE

2. 0


Mitch Bono, Corporate Care

LEADERSHIP 2.0 Brought to You By CoreNet Global New England Chapter

Led by: Erica Chapman (Akamai), Chuck Fuller, Cynthia Keliher (McCarter & English), Maureen Rystrom (J. Calnan & Associates), Laura Walsh (Avid) CLASS OF 2019 Mike Brucato, CBRE Gabrielle Beaudry, JLL

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Kimberly Giles, MovePlan Group

Laurie Boehl, PES Associates, Inc

Kerrie Julian, STV | DPM

Rachel Churchill, McCarter & English

Joy Shapiro, Dacon

Dan Lawson, Philips

Alex Dubanowitz, Redgate

Jane Sullivan, Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Dana Fallon, Fidelity

Marisa Wohl, Akamai

2018 CORENET GLOBAL SUMMIT: BOSTON The New England Chapter welcomed the global CRE community to its home turf for this year’s CoreNet Global North American Summit at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Whether it was the innovations of Artificial Intelligence or the power of resilience using the example of the Boston Marathon Bombings, the CoreNet Global membership was able to network, grow, and learn over three days in October. In true Boston spirit, we also made history—this year’s Summit broke both sponsorship and attendance records, with more than 3,000 Global members in attendance over the three days.

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2018 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE On October 24th, nearly 500 members, sponsors, and friends of the New England Chapter gathered at the Boston Park Plaza to honor the leaders and workplaces that rose above the rest during our annual Awards of Excellence gala. It was also an opportunity to recognize the 12 graduates of the 2018 Young Leaders Professional Development Program.

WORKPLACE AWARD WINNERS Best New Workplace Large Renovations

Best New Workplace Medium Renovations

Best New Workplace Small Renovations


Indigo Ag, Inc.

ASICS Creation Studio

LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS President’s Award Sarah Abrams, Iron Mountain

Corporate End User Leadership Real Estate Executive, Global

Corporate End User Leadership Real Estate Executive, Americas

Service Provider Leadership Real Estate Executive, Americas

Jon Proffitt, Kronos

Diane Currier, Oracle

Tom Fanning, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services

Volunteer Hall of Fame Jackie Falla, Elaine Construction