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Cross Functional Workplace Change @
Mazda's New North American Headquarters

Mazda hosted an engaging evening at their new North American Headquarters. This session included a social hour and a presentation on Mazda’s workplace transformation efforts. Guests learned how Mazda implemented a new workplace strategy as a catalyst for cultural transformation and brand evolution, and the positive impact this workplace change has had on the employee workplace experience.   Presenters included:

- Dr. Anita Kamouri, Vice President and Co-Founder, Iometrics
- Jim Lievois, Executive Vice President and CFO, Mazda
- Theresa Barrera, HR Director, Mazda

Guests also had the opportunity to tour Mazda's new headquarters and see the results of their new workplace strategy designed around innovation, technology and collaboration.

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6th Annual Wine Tasting & Networking event. 
Great wines poured by our guest sommelier, who provided insight into the evening's tastings, along with delicious selections from the Turnip Rose menu.
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Wednesday, September 13th
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Poolside at the Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach
*complimentary valet parking provided

$50 Members & Young Leaders
$100 Non-members
Complimentary registration for end-users



Calling all Young Leader Members!
(age 35 and under)

The Southern California Chapter presents


Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and advance your career in the corporate real estate industry. The program encompasses four CRE-oriented classes  

• Basic Fundamentals in CRE Finance
• Common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – What They Mean, and How We Measure Them
• Landlord vs. Tenant Lease Negotiation / How to Interpret a Lease 
• Reading/Understanding Construction Documents

CRE 101 will provide meaningful information to help members who are in the early stage of their career, may be considering the Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation and want to get a head start, as well as provide a great networking opportunity.

The programs are offered at no cost to any young leader who is a CoreNet Global member in good standing.

REGISTER for the final class now

November 14th


Reading/Understanding Construction Documents


@ El Segundo


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Our Driverless Future &
How it will Affect Real Estate

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Thank you to Andy Cohen, co-CEO of Gensler for his presentation on Driverless Cars, which focused on this exciting and imminent distruptor that will affect real estate, cybersecurity, the environment and the way we use space.

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Calling all Young Leader Members!
(age 35 and under)

The Southern California Chapter presents


Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and advance your career in the corporate real estate industry. The program encompasses four CRE-oriented classes  

• Basic Fundamentals in CRE Finance
• Common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – What They Mean, and How We Measure Them
• Landlord vs. Tenant Lease Negotiation / How to Interpret a Lease 
• Reading/Understanding Construction Documents

CRE 101 will provide meaningful information to help members who are in the early stage of their career, may be considering the Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation and want to get a head start, as well as provide a great networking opportunity.

The programs are offered at no cost to any young leader who is a CoreNet Global member in good standing.

REGISTER for the final class now

November 14th


Reading/Understanding Construction Documents


@ El Segundo


It was a great day on the links!

Want to join next year?
Save the date for May 31, 2018

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2017 Annual Golf Tournament
June 1st |Pelican Hill Golf Club

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Junior Achievement

 Many thanks to our generous sponsors:


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Spinitar/CBI  |  
TSP Project Management

Tee Sponsors:
Allsteel | ARC Document Solutions | CBRE | Cresa | City of Ontario
Cushman & Wakefield | DPPM | Gensler | Herman Miller | 
HGA Architects
Jacobs  |  J&J Flooring Group | JLL | Knoll | Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Pivot Interiors | County of San Bernardino | Savills Studley | Systems Source
Tekworks | Ware Malcomb  |  Westgroup Designs

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2017 Golf Promo


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The Power of Culture

Esri Presentation & Campus Tour

Headquartered within the Inland Empire in Redlands, CA. Esri is the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software and has been deployed in more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies to meet their business goals.  Helen Thompson explained how this Forbes 4th, America’s Best Mid-size employer developed its campus headquarters             and how strategic real estate, innovative workspace and company culture cultivate an ecosystem for thriving talent.

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Helen ThompsonDirector Commercial Marketing, Esri
A recognized thought leader, keynote speaker and expert on spatial theory and location platforms, Helen has applied her entrepreneurial and technological passion to create a better future through geographically relevant decision making. Her 20 years of experience in applied spatial analysis has helped advance the understanding and use of spatial technology in business and society.

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Celebrate Spring at CoreNet's

Cuatro de Mayo Networking

May 4th @ PEZ_logo2
It was a great celebration when the Southern California Chapter got together for networking, famous margaritas and coastal cuisine, in Pez Cantina's oasis-like environment.

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2 Panels | 2 Regions | 1 Hot Topic
Smart Buildings:
Merging Physical Spaces & Technology for an Intelligent Future

Buildings today are a complex of structures, systems and technology that are increasingly integrated in a way that enhances operating efficiency, security, comfort, and service. Buildings of the future must connect systems in an integrated, dynamic and functional way. Join us for separate panel discussions in Irvine and Downtown Los Angeles to learn about how end-users, real estate professionals and building owners are experiencing the impact of this trend to their operations, property demand, the community and the environment. Featured panelists are Erron Williams, Irvine Company, Mauro Dresti, Southern California Edison, Kirk Rabius, Jacobs, Jason Crandell, Technology Plus and moderator Robert Cushman, Brookfield.

The panelists, experts in technology, energy, and engineering will share insights from such iconic projects as the Wilshire Grand Center and the latest high-rises in Orange County, and will answer questions like:

- What is the current state of Smart Building technology and its impact in the real estate market?
- What are the advantages of Smart Building features for tenants? For owners? For the bottom line?
- Can these features be implemented in older buildings?
- What does the future look like for Smart Buildings and the communities they impact?

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Winter Warm-up | Viacom @
Columbia Square

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Tuesday, February 21st

One of the most historic buildings in Hollywood, Columbia Square was built in 1938 and was the West Coast home of CBS for many years. The group of 80 real estate peers networked and toured Viacom, Hollywood's newest, cutting-edge creative work space.

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5th Annual Wine Tasting &
Networking event. 

Wednesday, February 8th

Great wines poured by a guest sommelier who provided insight into the evening's tastings.

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TRANSFORMERS: Real Estate for a New Generation
Today's buildings are being transformed and revitalized in radical ways to reach a new generation of workers. Join this dynamic panel to understand forces driving the shift, how the market has responded and what the future holds.

The drivers behind a positioning strategy for any asset in today’s market are complex -- and quite different from even five years ago. The original drivers for aging buildings were more simplistic and revolved around providing a remodeled lobby for pedestrians or a valet drop off for visitors. Today, buildings are being TRANSFORMED, not merely being cosmetically upgraded. It was a full house when our panelists addressed WHY landlords transform their properties – tenant demands, changing workplace fundamentals, tenant densification, market pressures, real estate cycling, resale value, cultural context, and HOW architects provide solutions at the nexus of vision and practicality.


Carl Muhlstein, International Director, JLL


Bobby Peddicord, Executive Managing Director, Western Region, CBRE
Mike Condon, Jr., Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Michael White, Managing Principal, Gensler
John Clark, Director, Looking

Want to know more? View the panel presentation and Gensler video


Oh What a Night!

A fabulous venue, amazing after-party, a record number of exciting nominees and attendees, and finally,
the talented winners!

Congratulations to the 2016 REmmy Award recipients:

Innovative Project (under 50,000 sf)
Tangram Interiors Renovation
team: Tangram Interiors  |  Mozu  |  Holwick Constructors

Innovative Project (over 50,000 sf)
Edmunds.com Headquarters
team: Edmunds.com  |  M+M Creative Studio  |  lewis|schoeplein architects  |  Corporate Contractors  | Travers Cresa

CRE Team of the Year
First American | Cushman & Wakefield CRE Team

Young Leader of the Year
Anya Ostry, Cushman & Wakefield

Founder's Award
Frances Pawlak, Allsteel

Want more photos? Click here to visit our Facebook album!

Our Judges:


Debby Andresen
Director Corporate Real Estate, T-Mobile
President, CoreNet Global, Washington Chapter


Jeff Elie
Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Kaplan Inc.
Former Global Chairman of CoreNet Global
Former Chairman, New York City Chapter


Michelle Myer
Vice President, Americals Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle
Former President of CoreNet Global's Chicago Chapter
Former CoreNet Global Board of Directors

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Get LinkedIn with CoreNet



What a fantastic night getting LinkedIn with CoreNet Global. Our guests enjoyed an evening of networking and gained insight, from RJ Stelter, VP Essential Elements, Herman Miller, on how to build their professional brand. Young Leaders and CRE's updated their headshots with a professional photographer, and mentored each other in technology and the industry.

Mentors Included:
-Marilyn Biscotti, Sr. Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Automobile Club of Southern California
Karen EddyReal Estate Property Specialist, Western Digital
Jeff EschenbachDirector, California Business Center, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Cathy FoleyVice President, Lease Negotiator, Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group
- Gary Gerson, Sr. Leasing Director, Irvine Company
- Kelly ReendersEconomic Development Manager, City of Dana Point
- Kirk SolomonSVP Facilities Services, Paramount Pictures

- Debra StreffSr. Group Manager, Administrative Services, Hyundai Motor America
Tommaso TrinchieriDirector, Corporate Real Estate, CBS Corporation

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Review RJ Stetler's presentation on Elevating your Personal Brand


Creating Advantage through Business Intelligence
Prove Value. Increase Impact. Decrease Portfolio Risk.

Today’s leading companies are harnessing data to transform virtually every industry, and corporate real estate is no exception. Ken Nigro, Americas Business Intelligence and Analytics Leader at JLL facilitated a discussion on how actionable business intelligence presents an opportunity for CRE teams to increase their impact on the broader business.

Specifically, he and Kirk Solomon, SVP Facility Services at Paramount Pictures reviewd how teams are deriving insights from their data to innovate and guide decision making around reducing costs,right-sizing portfolios, identifying underutilized assets, and mitigating risks. They examined the entire process, from identifying the most relevant and high-impact questions and data sets, and appropriate analytics techniques to address them, to building the technical and organizational capabilities required to support the process. | 1 CPD credit provided to MCR designees

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See JLL's Business Intelligence presentation


Our guests heard a special presentation from Dave Allen, President of the Auto Club Speedway, and learned about the economic impact this popular attraction has on the Southern California market. | 1 CPD credit was be provided for those with the MCR designation


Networking and complimentary pace car rides were on the agenda. This one-of-a kind networking experience really got our adrenaline pumping! 

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Summer Soiree in Downtown L.A.
Arts District Brewing Co.

Celebrate summer, network & play at the Arts District's hottest new brewery

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The Southern California Chapter of CoreNet Global presents
Creating Workplaces that Really Attract & Retain

New research completed by Mars Drinks with LinkedIn shows that less than 50% of surveyed employees would recommend their employer to others, and 57% of those are looking for other jobs. Tracy taught the group how creating vibrant and inspiring workplaces can help you attract, retain and engage employees. She explained about proprietary research on neuroscience related to why employees love (or not) the experience they have in the workplace, and what matters most in creating workspaces that people love.

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Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR
Global VP of Workplace Vitality, Mars Drinks

Dr. Tracy Brower is a work environment sociologist, author, and Global Vice President of Workplace Vitality for Mars Drinks. She studies how people and companies can create abundance, fulfillment, meaning, and vitality in their work. Her book, Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations provides new perspectives on how to create abundance and fulfillment in work and life. Tracy is an award-winning speaker, and has been interviewed for such publications as BOMA Magazine, Fortune.com, and Forbes.com. Her work has been referenced in the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine. Dr. Brower is a member of CoreNet Global, the American Sociological Association, SHRM, and The Work and Family Research Network.

 Sponsored by:

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Young Leaders | Bowling with Mentors

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Our young leaders had a great time bowling and networking with some of our Chapter's more seasoned professionals. Many thanks to our mentors:
- Jay Warner, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Real Estate & Facilities, Brandman University
- Terri Johnson, Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities, Emser Tile
- Brandy Marquez, Facilities Manager, Jacobs

Thanks to our Event Sponsor

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Thank you for supporting the
2016 Annual Golf Tournament benefiting
Junior Achieve

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 Specialty Sponsors:




Clune Construction  |  The Mohawk Group 

Cresa  |  Eastridge Workplace Solutions  |  Interior Architects  | Intex Solutions  |  Quality Office Furnishings  |  Servco Builders  |  Spinitar/CBI

Tee Sign Sponsors:
AC&C Network Services  |  Anya Ostry, Cushman & Wakefield
Dennis Potts Project Management  |  ECCLA  |  Interface  |  The Mohawk Group
Quality Office Furnishings  |  Rogers Electric  |  
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The Future of Work
Are you prepared for the future?
Will robots take our jobs?
How will we work differently in 2020 and beyond?

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Research Director


Devin, a frequent speaker at gatherings of business leaders interested in the transformation of work and organizations directs the Institute for the Future’s Workable Futures Initiative. He applies foresight to strategy, with an emphasis on the impacts of emerging technologies and shifting approaches to organizational design.

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“…there’s a growing need to rethink fundamental assumptions…a critical step for any organization that wants to move forward.”

Click here to read an interview with Devin on the Future of Work and his own job.

Thank you to Experian, Costa Mesa and CBRE's Glendale office for hosting our events. To learn about CBRE's new free-address workspace constructed in the renovated Masonic Temple, click here.
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hank you to those who joined us at the
5th Annual Orange County Wine Tasting & Networking

Great wines poured with a guest sommelier to provide insight into
the evening's tastings,plus exquisite bites from the Aqua menu.

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 It was an amazing night! Thank you for helping celebrate the recipients!

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Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year | recognizing achievements of a corporate real estate executive and/or their team. Congratulations to Jim Seifert, and his team at Sempra Energy!         Innovative Workplace | recognizing innovation in a new and/or renovated work environment. Congratulations Glumac Los Angeles and the team of Gensler and Taslimi Construction 
Economic Development Catalyst | recognizing a project that successfully encourages, creates or sustains economic improvement. Congratulations 4th Street Markets - Downtown Incubator Kitchens, team of East End Kitchens and S&A Properties.     
We applaud all of our nominees:

Alignment Healthcare | Boingo Wireless | Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures | Brookfield Residential | Casco Contractors | CBRE | City of Santa Ana | City of Ontario | Clune Construction | County of San Bernardino EDA | County of Los Angeles | Cresa | East End Kitchens | Gensler | Glumac | Group M | H. Hendy | Herman Miller | Hilary Hatch, DIRECTV | HKS Architects, Inc. | HOK | Howard Building Corporation | Hudson Pacific Properties | Hughes Marino | Interior Office Systems | IXI Technology | Jim Seifert, Sempra Energy | JLL | Just Fab | Kamus & Keller | MediaTek | Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering | Mindshare | Niman & Associates | Opus Bank | Pankow Builders, Ltd. | Pivot Interiors | QVC | Rapt Studio | S&A Properties | Shimoda Design | Southern California Edison Smashbox | Steelcase | Taslimi Construction | Trendzitions | Ware Malcomb | Westgroup Design

And thank our generous Sponsors:

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Specialty Sponsors:     
Clune Construction  |  Steelwave  |  Bentley Mills, Inc.
In-Kind Sponsor:    
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San Diego  |   Sempra Tour & Deal Presentation

Our attendees heard the story of how the new Sempra $165 million, 16-story office building overlooking Petco Park deal came together. The night will include a behind the scenes tour of the space with Sempra’s Manager of Corporate Real Estate, Land Services & Facilities, Jim Seifert and Linda Jacobs, Sempra’s Real Estate Planning Manager. The 393,322-square-foot building at Eighth Avenue and Island Avenue was developed by Cisterra Development, designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture and built by Turner Construction. It was completed in July, 2015.

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Look Before you Leap:
Due Diligence for Property Leasing, Purchasing and Mergers & Acquisitions

Our dynamic panel focused on crucial risk management strategies to avoid financial, legal and environmental liabilities that result from inadequate due diligence for leasing and purchasing real property or assets of entities holding real property.


Carl Muhlstein, Managing Director - JLL
Nina Wollman, Principal, Assessment Services - Jacobs
Keith Walker, Associate - Cox Castle & Nicholson

Karen Vincent, Sr. Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield, West Region Occupier Se

Microsoft @ The Reserve

GROW Conference

Guests learned about opportunities from business leaders in Santa Ana and those who are investing in the hip and historic core of Orange County.

Panelists include major investors, pioneering millennial Ryan Chase and City Leadership, including our Southern California CoreNet Chair, Kelly Reenders.

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A great night of networking & Lakers in the Inland Empire.

2015 Annual Golf Tournament
It was a great day on the links.

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Breakfast Sponsor Bloody Mary & Signature Cocktail

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19th Hole Reception & Dinner:  

Specialty Sponsors:

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  Equity Office &
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  Cresa  |  H. Hendy  |  Servco Builders
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 Workplace Experience:
A New Employee Value Proposition + 
Thank you to those who attended our Workplace Experience event at DIRECTV. For those who did not attend, see what you missed:

Thank you to Sodexo and DIRECTV for hosting our program!

Program Description:
While we know that one’s experience at work directly contributes to quality of life (QoL), there has been little if any research to date about how people define beneficial “experiences” in the workplace – nor, do we understand whether this experience is “shared” in its conceptual breakdown, across individuals or if it varies with job type, individual personality, or some other factor(s). Sodexo’s research team undertook a comprehensive research study aimed at understanding the lived experience of people in the workplace, with an emphasis on the positive components that contribute to a “great workplace experience.” The resulting “Workplace Experience” survey instrument aids in the predictive ability of employers to determine causes of absenteeism, presenteeism, etc. In addition, it highlights areas of potential intervention to improve the workplace experience. 

In this presentation, Sodexo will define Workplace Experience and describe the research conducted to conceptualize the Workplace Experience Model. Two cases studies will also be discussed, highlighting two companies that undertook workplace transformation projects in order to provide an opportunity to create a new workplace experience and value proposition for their employees. 

Presented by
Rachel Permuth, PhD, National Director of Research, Innovations to Solutions for Sodexo
Rachel leads consumer insight studies on organizational issues and challenges and opportunities facing our clients. Prior to her current role with Sodexo, Dr. Permuth supported the development of programs and solutions for Fortune 500 companies, leading U.S. Hospitals and higher education institutions. She also served as the Director of the Center of Employee Health and Well-being at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was also Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic and Innovative Programs at NIH. Her PhD is in Public and Community Health from the University of Maryland. She also has a background in mathematics and psychology. 

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Overview of the OC Market's Highs & Lows

On Wednesday, March 25th Jeff Manley, Cresa Orange County, Kelly Reenders, Santa Ana's Community Development Director, Ryan Chase, proprieter of OC's newest foodie marketplace and Bob Duncan of Caribou teamed up to update us on the state of Orange County's office market, the status of the up-and-coming downtown Santa Ana and plans to build the highest building in Orange County. We adjourned to the critically acclaimed Playground restaurant for cocktails and apps. It was an enlightening and delicious evening!

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