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MAR 2019

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i ndia Chapter discusses future developments, work environments The India Chapter of CoreNet Global held two panel discussions during a half-day event in Mumbai in November. The first addressed transformational changes ahead for occupiers and was moderated by Joe Verghese, managing director of Colliers International, India. Panelists, top photo, were Commander Sujoy Majumdar, global operations lead for Pfizer, India; Jay Nambiar, director of CRE facilities and administration for BNP Paribas; Devaray Nayak, CRE head at AGS Transact Technologies, India; and Shashi Kiran, general manager of corporate facilities and I.T./India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey at DOW Chemicals. The second panel covered designing for health, wellness and productivity, and was moderated by Dr. Christine Bruckner, director at M. Moser Associates. Panelists were Ramesh Nair, CEO & country head for JLL India; Barun Aggarwal, founder & CEO at Breatheeasy Consultants and co-author of "How to Grow Fresh Air"; Raefer Wallis, founder at GIGA and RESET and an air-quality expert; and Kunal Kasliwal, architect and lighting expert for Philips Lighting. i ntroductory courses draw interest in Johannesburg and Nairobi Courses on corporate real estate, drawn from CoreNet Global's "The Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate" series, were held in Johannesburg, top photo, and Nairobi by CoreNet Global and the South Africa Networking Group. The first session of each course, "Corporate Real Estate: What's It All About?" was an introductory course facilitated by Gloria Mamwa, MCR, regional head of property, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank. The second session, "Property Life Cycle," was facilitated by Elliot Lewis, MCR, Consultant, Actis. Washington s tate Chapter celebrates another great year The Washington State Chapter of CoreNet Global gathered in December for its annual holiday party. Recognitions during the event included that of Brian Collins of Microsoft, center, who was recognized as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. Also acknowledged were incoming chapter president, Cushman & Wakefield's Sean Prasad, left, and current chapter president, Michelle Kelly of DIRTT. The event was held at Mohawk Group's showroom in Downtown Seattle. Winning ' s olar d ecathlon' team is guest at Middle e ast event The Middle East Chapter of CoreNet Global featured the winner of the DEWA Solar Decathlon 2018 at its new year event in January. FutureHAUS, based in the U.S., was one of 14 university teams to compete in the 2018 Solar Decathalon Middle East. The competition was launched by the United States Department of Energy and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, and was designed to produce and test sustainable, grid-connected solar homes in Dubai's desert climate; the city seeks the world's smallest carbon footprint by 2050. The FutureHAUS entry was a less expensive and more energy- efficient alternative to conventional construction, a pre-fab delivery method for assembling medium- and high-density urban housing. the leader March 2019 9 Corporate real estate is 'rethought' at s ingapore symposium Letting go of old ways of thinking and doing was the theme of the 2018 annual symposium held by the Singapore Chapter of CoreNet Global in November. Guests were encouraged to be bold and to re-examine the work ecosystem of CRE. Shown here is the "A-Team" responsible for the event's success, from left to right: Stephen Louie; Chee Kiang Lim; Tiffany Totien- sri; Anna Williams; Yuying Deng; Darrin Neil, MCR; Jade Tong; Thangaraj Muthu, MCR; Mok Weng Yeong; Gautam Midha; David Jones; Grit Henoch, MCR; and Adeline Liew. New e ngland Chapter ends 2018 with a full slate An awards gala, facilities tour and holiday party helped close 2018 for the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global. In October, at the Awards of Excellence Gala, Chapter President Suzanne Cooper, MCR, SLCR, of CIEE presented Sarah Abrams of Iron Mountain with the year's President's Award. In November, the chapter presented "New Building, New Collaboration, and MilliporeSigma's Focus on Client Experience" to showcase a new biotech and technology campus in Burlington, Massachusetts. And in December, the chapter's Young Leaders and Talent in Transition committees were hosts to the annual holiday party benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and sponsored by Unispace.

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