The Leader Magazine

DEC 2018

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40 December 2018 the lea D er WINNER Chris Kelly President, Co-founder and Chief Development Officer Convene CoreNet Global New York City Chapter Chris Kelly is the quintessential entrepreneur, and has spent the last decade exploring how to change the way the world works by partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate. Focused on the designs and types of services that will speak to the next generation of office buildings, Convene fulfils the goal of delivering workspace that feels more like a full-service lifestyle hotel experience, using the platform of "workplace-as-a-service" to truly align with today's building tenants and enterprises. Convene offers endless unique opportunities to access a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, private workstations, hospitality services, and curated experiences, all connected through Convene's technology platform. Chris is committed to fostering new ideas and is an active thought leader and spokesperson within the industry. He has spoken at Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate, and MIT Center for Real Estate. He is a recognized leader and has been named Top Entrepreneur by Crain's New York Business and Service Provider of the Year by the CoreNet Global New York City Chapter; he was a semi-finalist as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the only person to be recognized twice by Inc. Magazine's "30 under 30" list of most promising entrepreneurs. H. Gordon Wyllie, MCR Young l eader of the Year Award

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