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DEC 2018

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e mployee experience focus of Colorado program The causes for employer- employee disconnects and other problems of the employee experience were addressed at a recent event by members of the Colorado Chapter of CoreNet Global. The session, "The Art, Science and Politics of the Employee Experience," was led by (shown left to right) Dave Johnson; Colorado Chapter Chair Joseph Larkin, MCR, SLCR; Vik Bangia, MCR; and Mike Petrusky. Houston Chapter bestows more scholarship funding Members of the Houston Chapter of CoreNet Global recently presented a $10,000 check to the C.T. Bauer College Graduate Real Estate Program at the University of Houston (UH); it was the fourth year in a row for the donation from the chapter. Shown here, left to right, are UH student Shazib Iqbal; Houston Chapter President Dawn Landry; Keith Richards, executive director of the Bauer real estate program; UH students Paola Obispo and Rohit Sacheti; and Filo Castore, chair of the Houston Chapter's University Relations committee. Philippines Chapter promotes the profession Members and guests of the Philippines Chapter of CoreNet Global recently participated in a meeting on current global trends as well as new and pending local regulations and tax reforms that might affect the CRE profession locally. Leading the open-forum discussions were Philip S.K. Tan, MCR, senior vice president and head of international real estate at Northern Trust, and new Philippines Chapter Chair Joey Radovan from Santos Knight Frank. Chapter efforts for 2019 also were discussed and include promoting the CRE profession among university students and executives unaware of the CRE field. Also in the Philippines, following the success of its inaugural Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) seminar held in 2017, the chapter recently held its second MCR seminar, Real Estate's Impact on Financial Statements, for more than 30 participants. The chapter plans two professional- development seminars in 2019. India Chapter members explore critical topics Two recent panel discus- sions had participants thinking strategically about issues central to the CRE profession in India. In one, members contemplated what strategies and/or infrastructure solutions could be applied to ensure that the city of Hyderabad, a major technology center in the south-central India state of Telangana, avoids urban planning mishaps faced by other cities. Hyderabad has experienced unprecedented growth in demand for office space over the past three years. Moderating the program was Romil Dubey, director of BKGE Oc- cupier A&T Office services for CBRE. Panelists were Amarnath Reddy, CRO for the government of Telangana; Dayakar Reddy, head of global delivery centers and India operations for Capgemini; Ravi Shankar, head of TOD, project planning and contracts at L&T HMRL; and Krishna Yedula, centre head of Hyderabad facilities and head of Pan India for Virtusa Polaris. In Gurgaon, India Chapter members discussed the impact on the work- force of real estate portfolio management. Specifically, the group looked at decisions affecting the attraction and retention of key talent, as well as employee engagement, company effectiveness, team culture, employees' social bonds, and continued learning. Moderating the program was Anshul Jain, country head and managing director at Cushman & Wakefield. Panel- ists were Vikas Chawla, head of Global Real Estate & Facilities for SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.; Santosh Jha, head of CRE for Hero Motocorp Ltd.; Rahul the lea D er December 2018 9 Mid- a tlantic Chapter holds annual golf outing Members of the Mid-At- lantic Chapter of CoreNet Global took to the golf course for the chapter's annual outing in Septem- ber. Shown here, left to right, are Kevin Ward, Chris Montgomery and Matt Galvin, all of NOS, and Jim Nirich of HITT. India Chapter meets to discuss the employee experience In late October, the India Chapter of CoreNet Global held a forum in Bengaluru to discuss the "art, science and frame- work" of the employee experience, focusing on the changing nature of work and workplaces and the influence on employee behavior and work-environment expectations. Moderating the event was Bhavin Thakker, country manager, Worldwide Occupier Services, for Savills India. Panelists were Vinod Rajan, senior vice president, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd.; Anilesh Seth, country head, Legato Healthcare Technologies LLP; Ritu Sharma, director, International Enter- prise Service for Boeing India Pvt. Ltd.; and Sanjeev Tullicherry, senior vice president, WorkPlace Services/Facilities Management-APAC, for Northern Operating Services Pvt. Ltd. Agarwal, India operations director for Boston Consulting Group; and Umit Bhatia, vice president/head of Health, Safety & Sustainable Workplaces and Property Controls Asia for the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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