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So long Second City – thanks for a great Summit!

Posted by: Ed Noha Corporate Solutions That about wraps it up for our CoreNet Global Spring 2011 Summit blog. As always, it was a great way to make connections, catch up with old friends, and advance the conversation on the issues that affect our industry. The next Global Summit is in Paris in September. After [...]

Flexibility: Right or Privilege?

Posted by: Joe Brady Corporate Solutions The SNAP session by Henry Cheung of IDEO was interesting. He showed how non-traditional work arrangements, often combining people from many disciplines and multiple companies, can empower innovation and inspire employees to creative solutions. At one point, he noted that flexibility in work styles is increasingly regarded as a [...]

Deciphering the language of money

Posted by: Russ Howell Corporate Solutions Strategy and Portfolio Planning’s (SPP) Optimizing Capital Task Force, which I lead with Richard Podos, sponsored a well-attended panel discussion to explore the one constant amidst today’s ever-changing social dynamics: money talks.  But what is the language of money?  Do we share a common grammar across the corporate real [...]

Mentoring can be a two-way street

Posted by: Meghan Marschall Project and Development Services I had an eye-opening experience today at one of the breakout sessions:  Young Leaders Leveraging Social Media.  This was an interactive presentation on Social Media and Corporate Real Estate.  The panel was comprised of Young Leaders who spoke about LinkedIn and Twitter and the value these tools [...]

CRE as purveyors of experience

Posted by: Lauren Picariello Corporate Solutions Greeting from CoreNet Chicago! I just attend a SNAP session on the dynamics influencing workplace design. The conversation revolved around the crucial role that workplace plays in influencing employee behavior. The shiny bead I took away is that real estate professionals should be purveyors of experience versus physical borders. [...]