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MAR 2019

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6 March 2019 the leader M E S S A G E F R O M T H E C H A I R M A N David Kamen, MCR.h Chairman Americas Real Estate Services Leader | Business Enablement Ernst & Young LLP F utureForward 2025, a strategic project that began in 2017, concludes with the production of four workstream reports that forecast how members will want to engage and interact with CoreNet Global by the year 2025 – and beyond. The ongoing work that stems from this powerful initiative and its insights will fuel our strategy for many years to come. Together with Immediate Past Chair Kate Langan, ANZ Banking Group, we have partnered with current and former Board Directors and CEO Angela Cain to consider what's next for the association in light of anticipated changes in the corporate real estate (CRE) profession. It was vitally important, however, to get input from a broader mix of members. This grassroots, collaborative effort has been perhaps the most inspiring of my many years in this association. Smart people. Fresh ideas. Enthusiastic engagement. Cross-cultural collaboration. It's what we all desire in our corporate real estate roles. And it played out for the benefit of this association in cities around the world. On behalf of the CoreNet Global Board of Directors, I thank the many members, chapter leaders, volunteers and staff who spent countless hours providing us with rich feedback and powerful perspectives. The global leadership of this association is motivated to bring your ideas to light, remain relevant and push beyond the here and now. I encourage you to read the overview document along with the substantive workstream reports that accompany it. They are a powerful testament to the bright future ahead for CoreNet Global – and our profession. Provided on pages 20-21 are the key forecasts that emerged from the FutureForward 2025 project broken down into four workstreams: Belonging, Convening, Learning, and Information & Content. The full workstream reports and overview provide greater detail, rationale and support for those forecasts. Find these at https://www.corenetglobal.org/KCO/FutureForward David Kamen, MCR.h Chairman CoreNet Global t raining for the future CoreNet Global's local chapter leaders attended the annual Chapter Leadership Forum at Georgia Tech in Atlanta in February for two days of association training and best-practice sharing. They participated in Experience Labs, where they experimented with hands-on leadership activities aimed at strengthening the global-local partnership. The group also attended "Camp CoreNet Global," where they swapped stories and spent time focused on how to apply FutureForward 2025 findings into their local strategic planning efforts.

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