Awards 2015
Winners announced:


Now in its 19th year the CoreNet Global UK Chapter has announced the shortlist and winners for its awards that recognise excellence in Corporate Real Estate. The winners were announced in London at the One Big Day Conference on the 3 March.


Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year Award

  • John Reed at Gartner Inc. – for his involvement in overseeing the growth of the Gartner Inc. global real estate portfolio from 0.5m square feet to 1.2m square feet; his ability to create new ways of thinking about real estate and space management; and ground breaking thought leadership in the way that workspace location is selected and managed.
  • Dirk Schubert at Deutsche Bank – for his pivotal role in delivering a set of highly impressive results for Deutsche Bank in a changing market. Dirk has delivered significant savings across a diverse global portfolio and has driven a programme to realise some creative energy reductions across their branch network. He has facilitated an open and trust partnership with his suppliers to accelerate these results and despite significant change to the portfolio managed to increase internal client satisfaction by some 4%. The highest jump ever.

And the winner was: Dirk Schubert








Corporate Real Estate Partnership of the Year Award – sponsored by Mindfulness at Work

  • CBRE, JLL and HSBC CRE – a partnership that has enabled HSBC to accelerate delivery of its global CRE strategy: to enhance customer and employee experience in its buildings, improve risk and assurance, manage cost and operate an efficient and streamlined function.
  • IBM and BNP Paribas Real Estate – a 30 year partnership based on solid foundations and trust that has seen IBM move from one off instructions to strategic outsourcing for all real estate services.
  • Sky and JLL – A collaboration that has seen the team introduce a number of new initiatives since the start of the partnership that have resulted in benefits for Sky including the creation of a ‘speed to market model’ through a flexible partnership based on experience.

And the winners were: CBRE, JLL and HSBC


 Innovation Award – sponsored by BW

  • Central Working, JLL – a solution introduced to transform members’ businesses by focussing on environment, flexibility, clarity and connections.  Central Working fosters collaborative innovation between businesses whether they are established or start-ups.
  • Going beyond real estate, JLL and Orion Trading – a creative solution that helps clients achieve savings on their planned media expenditures while also offering the ability to optimise returns, using media credits as an asset swap.  It specifically works well for impaired or underperforming assets allowing clients to offset any P&L impact which would otherwise occur.
  • Innovation Gateway, RBS – A community that helps RBS to discover and nurture new innovations which help to drive resource efficiency in its buildings while at the same time supporting customers to accelerate their innovations to market.

And the winners were: Central Working/JLL and RBS


 Young Leader Award – sponsored by Incendium

  • Andrea Clarke, Willis Towers Watson – Andrea is a Global Real Estate Manager for the UK and Asia Pacific at WillisTowers Watson, managing 116 sites in 1.5 million sq ft and a budget of £120m. She is responsible for delivering real estate strategies, transactions and capital projects of all sizes within these regions, ranging from office renewals and refurbishments to major office acquisitions and relocations. Through her commitment and drive she consistently delivers results that exceed expectations and is relied on as a strategic partner for expert corporate real estate advice by her clients and team.
  • Sophie Hutt, Unilever  - Sophie is Senior Finance Manager at Unilever where she is responsible for leading the finance organisation for a £300 million, 220 site facilities management transformation and is acting as the project manager for the development of the next iteration of Unilever’s transformation programme. She has made a significant contribution to the CoreNet Young Leaders community and continues to invest her time and energy mentoring and guiding emerging talent, both within real estate and outside the profession.
  • Tom Carroll, JLL – Tom is head of EMEA Corporate Research and has worked in the CRE industry for over 10 years. Tom is passionate about optimising CRE strategy, processes and outcomes through better data, analysis and insight and also coaches and mentors junior staff.
  • Victoria Stares, CBRE – Victoria is a Senior Workplace Consultant. Having joined the team in 2014 her first role was to implement CBRE’s Global Workplace 360 agile working programme. Her attention to detail, meticulous planning and communication skills have seen her deliver not only this project but many others successfully.

And the winner was Sophie Hutt, Unilever


Young Person's Essay Award – in partnership with Property Week

  • Sasha Tinson, Cushman & Wakefield – 
  • Raphael Amajouyi, Hurley Plamer Flatt
  • Rob Parker, Cushman & Wakefield

And the winner was Sasha Tinson, Cushman & Wakefield


Judging Panel

Neil Austin, Omnicom (Chair)
Mike Gedye, CBRE (Vice Chair)
Michael Evans, JLL
Chris Richmond, PwC
Jason Peckmore, Shell
Krystyna Grezesik, Pepper Europe
Paul Garlicki, Oracle
Peter Copley, ECH
Ronen Journo, Cisco
Juliet Filose, BP

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