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JUN 2019

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Malaysia Chapter hears insights from real estate agents The Ma- laysia Chapter of CoreNet Global kicked off 2019 with its "Property Outlook 2019" program in February in Kuala Lumpur. For the first time, the group invited four leaders of Malaysia's top real estate agencies to share their insights on corporate real estate. The four distinguished panelists, shown here, were, left to right, Datuk Christopher Boyd, executive chairman of Savills Malaysia; Foo Gee Jen, managing director of CBRE-WTW; Y.Y. Lau, managing director of JLL Malaysia; and Sarkunan Subramaniam, managing director of Knight Frank Malaysia. Moderator for the event, right, was Khoo Hsu Chuang, co-host of BFM's Radio Morning Run and contributing editor at The Edge Media Group. Middle e ast Chapter ponders longevity of flex space Is flex space here for good, or just the latest real estate fashion? That was the question posed to those attending the CoreNet Global Middle East Chapter's event, "Disruption or Distraction," in March. The group discussed the growth of flexible office space, which has reshaped global office markets over the past few years, with adoption increasing by 30 percent in key global cities in 2018. Noting that Dubai is currently lagging behind other major global markets, JLL suggests the stock of flex space will continue to grow rapidly over the next five years. This session explored the reasons for the growth in demand for flex space and examined how the Dubai market is likely to be affected by these trends. Midwest Chapter recognizes 2018 b est of CoreNet Global The 2018 Best of CoreNet Global Midwest awards gala was held by the Midwest Chapter in December, with Nick Koch, of HGA Architects and Engineers and former chapter president, left, and Jim Damiani of New- mark Knight Frank, right, serv- ing as co-emcees for the event. The CRE Executive of the Year award was given to Duane Spiegle of Park Nicollet, shown center. Also recognized at the event were Kelly Link of Innovative Office Solutions, named the Young Leader of the Year, and Scott Gilbertson of Maxon Furniture, Inc., awarded as the Service Provider of the Year. New year and loyal sponsors celebrated in Northern California The Northern California Chapter of CoreNet Global rang in the new year with a party at the 111 Minna Gallery in Janu- ary. Shown in top photo are, left to right, Caleb Hoskins of Comfy; Dave Tokiwa of Third Day Interi- ors, Inc.; and Johnny Velasquez and Nichole Robertson, both of TelaData. In March, chapter members also held a Sponsor Appreciation/VIP event at the House Family Vineyard in Saratoga. Shown here are, left to right, Nancy Kusich of InsideSource; Barbara Lambing of DPR Construction; Coleen Hurley of VMware, Inc.; and Carol Sandman of AP+I Design, Inc. t ennessee Young l eaders hit the lanes to kick off 2019 The Tennessee Young Leaders of CoreNet Global went bowling to start off the year's line-up of events. Shown here are, from left to right, Haley Smith, Heidi Swygert, Emily Jones, Kelley Frank, Ryan Pease, Brenna Pease, Melissa Yacubian, Megan Merola, Carlie Campbell and Scott Sims. th E l E ad E r JUNE 2019 9 t ech effect on human experience is focus in Kansas City "Artificial Intelligence + the Human Experience" was the topic of a presentation made to the Kansas City Chapter of CoreNet Global in April. The session took a look at how evolving technologies and new innovations affect work, workers and the workplace. It was presented by HOK's Brad Liebman, director of interiors in St. Louis, and Peter Sloan, director of design, interiors, in Kansas City. i ndia Chapter focuses on performance and city of Chennai Making existing and future real estate a better- performing environment was the topic of a session held in February by the India Chapter of CoreNet Global. Held in Benga- luru, the program, "Well Real Estate™ – A New Global Paradigm" addressed the combining of lifestyle values and living with work spaces to produce better business results. Earlier, in January, India Chapter members came together to discuss the city of Chennai, often called the "gateway to Southern India" and considered an early player in the technology sector in India. The group talked about the city's technology opportunities going forward, particularly as they relate to talent, infrastructure and policies of the global city.

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