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New CoreNet Podcast's Released

December 4, 2019

CoreNet NorCal is excited to launch two new podcast episodes:

  • An Intimate Conversation with the 2019 CRE Award Honorees featuring Ed Axelson, Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Splunk and Carol Sandman, Founder and Principal of AP+I Design, Inc.
  • Where the Talent Is with the co-authors of JLL’s 2019 report Technology Industry Trends in Commercial Real Estate, Amber Schiada, Senior Director of Research and Strategy and Heather Belfor, Research Manager.


Women of CoreNet, Summer Reading List 

May 17, 2018

The Women of CoreNet committee has chosen the theme for our programming this year as See it, Be it! Our programs will focus on career development throughout an entire lifecycle. We hope to educate and inspire each participant, from interns to CEOs, to attain new heights in their career and life. We have created this Summer Reading List as suggested reading to accompany our programming for the year. Discussion groups for selected readings (as noted) will be available at each of our happy hour events for those that are interested. The readings are not required to enjoy any of our events and are meant simply as an added bonus for those looking to go deeper on selected topics.

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Workplace Effectiveness Table Top Discussion, March Chapter Meeting at Genentech

March 15, 2018

CoreNet Norcal sends a special thank you out to the Genentech Workplace Effectiveness Team who pulled out the stops to host a refreshing program with a unique format on March 15, 2018 at their South San Francisco Campus.  After a brief introduction by Ann Bamesberger, Senior Director of Workplace Effectiveness and Sara Anderson, Director of Real Estate Management, the 180 members and guests in attendance crowdsourced ideas at interactive tabletop discussions focused on six key themes impacting the future of the work environment. The Genentech team also raised the bar on the classic CoreNet networking experience at the cocktail reception by giving attendees the unique opportunity of speaking with Genentech team members at subject matter poster stations situated throughout the room.

The tabletop discussion topics included collaboration, heads-down focused work, commute & transportation, working flexibly, community, and connected/smart building. The goal was to capture the creative pulse on the six very pertinent themes that are relevant to the CRE industry. Genentech table-top moderators gathered all data and shared their findings with all the CoreNet members that attended the event. 


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NorCal Chapter Raises $10,000 for North Bay Fire Relief

February 23, 2018

Through donations and a silent auction during the Chapter holiday party, the Norcal Chapter membership raised $10,000 for the Anova Center of Education, a leader in special education that was deeply affected by the North Bay Wild Fires. 

The 2018 Holiday Party was held at the Press Club in San Francisco. Over 150 people gathered to celebrate another great year of programs and networking opportunities for the Chapter. 100% of registration and silent auction proceeds were donated to the North Bay fire relief. 

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Celebrating our CRE Honorees at the 20th Annual CRE Awards Gala

December 1, 2017

On December 1, 2017 the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter hosted the 20th annual CRE Awards ceremony honoring Bill Roberts, former Vice President of Real Estate Strategy and Transformation at Hewlett Packard Enterprises (now with Cushman & Wakefield) and Michael Casolo, President of Client Solutions, Global Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield at the famed Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.  Roberts and Casolo were both selected as this year’s honorees based on their accomplishments within the corporate real estate industry as well as their contributions to the success of the CoreNet Global NorCal Chapter.

Founded in 1998, the CRE Awards is the flagship event for CoreNet NorCal.  The program recognizes one Bay Area-based corporate real estate executive whose local and/or global real estate accomplishments for their company and the industry distinguish them among their peers. It also recognizes one Bay Area-based corporate real estate service provider whose performance and client interactions provide a uniquely valued experience to those with whom they work and evidence actions that transcend the expected.

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