Latest News

Latest News

Webinar: Introduction to CoreNet Global Mentoring Programme

Please find the recording of this excellent webinar here:

Streaming recording link:

Download recording link:

This webinar will introduce the CoreNet Global mentoring scheme and will outline:

· The purpose/benefits of Mentor Match
· Creating a profile
· Navigating the website
· Maximising the mentoring experience

CoreNet Global strives to deliver value to its members at each stage of their career. Mentoring is one way to assist members to connect in a meaningful way. By participating, Mentors and Mentees can connect with other like-minded professionals.

Decision Making in Uncertain Times

A fantastic line-up of speakers from a range of backgrounds came together at WeWork Aldwych in May, bringing first-hand experience and examples of decision-making in uncertain times.
Read more ...

Uncertainty and risk at One Big Day 2018

Last month more than 200 delegates from across the corporate real estate sector came together at One Big Day. We had a fantastic range of speakers and lively sessions all exploring the theme of ‘uncertainty.’

The chapter used the day as an opportunity to deliver a by invitation End-User Occupier session with thanks to our sponsors CBRE. Led by Kirsten Edwards-Warren, a professional economist and leadership coach the session provided a unique perspective on how to change leadership styles and manage uncertainty.
Read more ...

Five things I learned at CoreNet One Big Day 2018

A couple of hours at CoreNet One Big Day (OBD) is enough to get you the views of dozens of different corporate real estate leaders — and that’s just at the coffee points. If you want to test the temperature — of everything from business environment to portfolio strategy — this is the place to do it. I managed to do my own private polling in and out of the conference rooms, and this is some of what I picked up.

Read more ...

Is it ever as bad as you think?

We’re excited to announce advisor, broadcaster and writer on change, risk and decision making, Gerald Ashley as our opening keynote speaker for One Big Day 2018!

With the theme of uncertainty, Gerald will cover risk analysis, strategy, behavioural economics and change management, considering topical areas that affect any business at any level.

Expect examples ranging from forest fires to Hollywood actresses, as Gerald delivers an entertaining, insightful look at where many conventional, accepted ways of viewing problems, assessing risk and making decisions are flawed.

He will look at risk from all industries and areas of life and study, and will challenge the classical economic models which attempt to predict behaviour with linear, rational processes. He will argue that people simply don’t work like that, whether it’s consumers deciding on what product to buy, or business leaders choosing corporate strategy or investment.

By highlighting that there are sometimes no perfect solutions, many ‘known unknowns’, and that we are influenced by context rather than facts, and instinctive biases rather than rational analysis, he leads audiences to new ways of thinking.

Don’t miss this opportunity to book your place now!

Tickets are now on sale for One Big Day 2018
Taking place on the 19th April at The Mermaid Theatre in the heart of the city of London, the theme is ‘uncertainty’. The conference will see a stellar line up of top speakers who will tackle the issue of uncertainty and provide practical solutions on how the corporate real estate sector can respond in times of change. The programme will explore topics including management through trust in the new workplace, leadership in CRE, the trend towards co-working spaces and flexible leases, and CRE communication and collaboration with the C-Suite.

One Big Day attracts hundreds of professionals from across the corporate real estate sector, who come together every year to network and discuss challenges and solutions alongside guest speakers from inside and outside of the industry. Don’t miss this exciting event and book your tickets now click here.

To keep up to date with the latest information on One Big Day 2018, follow the CoreNet Global UK Chapter and look out for our latest announcements on speakers and show highlights.

CoreNet’s UK Chapter wins Chapter of the Year at Global Awards
Award-presentation2.jpgThe UK Chapter of CoreNet Global has been awarded ‘Large/Mega Chapter of the Year’ at the Global Awards and Recognition dinner, held last week at the Global Summit in Seattle. 

Awards-BJ2.jpgThe UK Chapter has been recognised for its membership recruitment, growth and retention strategies, delivery of value proposition and diversity of local programmes, innovative programming, it’s focus on Young Leader development and CRE professionals as well as its alignment with CoreNet Global’s Strategic Plan, during the financial year of 2017.

This is a first for the Chapter that has spent the last year working hard to retain and grow its membership through sharing news and adding value with a range of educational and social events.

President, Ben Johnson, who was there to collect the award said, “It’s an exciting time to be part of CoreNet’s UK Chapter. In the last year alone, we have had 69 new members join against the long-term average of 44, and the Young Leaders is the fastest growing group with 31 new members - more than double to prior years. We’re a growing chapter and want to continue to provide our members with the highest quality events and learning.

“We’ve implemented several new initiatives, including a quarterly newsletter to keep members informed, reinvigorated our website, and have a social media strategy in place to promote the best parts of being a member of our chapter. To win this award is testament to the hard work the team at operating and executive level put in.”

Over the last year the Chapter has also implemented an innovative events programme that provides members and non-members a range of informative events with balanced topics, taking into consideration economic, social and political events shaping the industry.

Latest Event Reports

For all previous event reports, please go to Past Events.

Predictions and Resolutions 2018

Date:  16 January 2018

Click here for report

Christmas Party

Date: 30 November 2017

Click here for the party report.


Mentoring programme - Understanding Personality and its Impact - Stage Three

Date: 21 November 2017

Click here for the event report.


Positive Disconnectivity

Date:  26 October 2017

Click here for the event report.


Big Portfolio & Big Change

Date:  16 October 2017

Click here for the event report.


Building Visit - Victoria Transformation: 80 Victoria Street and Nova

Date:  3 October 2017

Click here for the event report.


Par 3 Golf Day

Date:  25 September 2017

Click here to view the photographs.


Psychology of Collaboration

Date:  16 August 2017

Click here for the event report.


Architectural River Boat Cruise

Date:  4 July 2017

Click here to view photographs.

Click here for the event report.


Summer Sports Day

Date:  22 June 2017

CoreNet’s UK Chapter Young Leaders recently joined forces with the Young Managers Forum (YMF) and BCO NextGen for a Summer Sports day in Regent’s Park to raise money for the Chapter’s 2017 chosen charity, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – a very worthy cause helping a community-based charity that provides support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in Central and North London and Hertsmere.

The team raised £1,400 by bringing together young leaders from across the workplace sector, from Facilities Management, to Real Estate, to Office fit-out and design. Starting with a softball game the day ended with networking over burgers and drinks with all three organisations agreeing to collaborate in future events.

The Young Leaders are keen to collaborate with like-minded groups across the industry and bring young professionals together to learn, network and develop their careers.



Construction Contract Fundamentals Workshop

Date:  8 June 2017

Click here for the event report.


Mentoring programme - Listening and Questioning skills - Stage Two for Cohort Three

Date:  7 June 2017

Click here for the event report.