Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

July Chapter Meeting // Thursday, July 19th // San Francisco

Are we being watched? - IoT, Sensors, Privacy and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

Tom Perdergast and Joann Michalik, managing directors of Deloitte Consulting eloquently described what is intended to be covered by this Chapter Meeting as follows:
Commercial real estate owners will be among the earliest adopters of wide scale Internet of Things, but will encounter significant integration, data, and security challenges along the way.

Internet of things (IoT) technology is in its relative infancy, but internet-connected sensors and devices may quickly become a competitive requirement for commercial real estate owners. In fact, smart commercial buildings will be the biggest users of IoT technology through 2017, according to Gartner, which predicts the installed base of IoT sensors in commercial buildings will grow from 377.3 million in 2015 to well over a billion in 2018.¹ 

The commercial real estate industry is uniquely positioned to benefit from IoT not only because it will improve building efficiency, but also because it will create customer value, increase market differentiation, and uncover new revenue opportunities. Building owners are advancing rapidly from interest in IoT to action, driven in large part by the decreasing expense of sensors. And this early embrace of IoT will open the doors to a new era of user-centric building design and operation, resulting in happier, healthier, and more productive building occupants. 

Implementing IoT, however, requires more than just purchasing new sensors, systems, or smart products. Commercial real estate owners must address disparate technologies, data issues, and increased cybersecurity risk in order to develop truly intelligent commercial buildings. 

Venue: PG&E, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Schedule3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00

Carina Reyes
, SVP for Technology Solutions Consulting, JLL 
Francisco Ruiz
 Sr., Real Estate and Facilities Technologies Program Manager, Oracle
Gerry Young
, Insight Strategist, WeWork

Meera Agrawal, API Design
Katie Rodrigues, JLL

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Women of CoreNet July Program // Wednesday, July 25 // San Francisco

Unpacking Implicit Bias: The Mind Science of Discrimination

What is Implicit Bias? How does discrimination and bias impact me? How does it impact my community? What can I do to overcome implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat? As a follow-up to our February Program on Diversity, the Women of CoreNet Committee continues the discussion with a workshop on Implicit Bias.

Most Americans believe in racial and gender equality and reject discrimination in any form. Yet, stereotypes embedded in our brains, shaped over time by history and culture, can lead us to view the world through a biased lens and behave contrary to our deeply held egalitarian values.

Our brains like to be right, our hearts strive to be good. The very experience of racial difference, however, can send these basic human impulses atwitter. Unless disrupted, stereotypes embedded in our brains can turn into implicit bias and lead to discrimination over time. And racial anxiety — the concern that we might confirm our own biases or experience bias from someone else — makes racial navigation even more challenging.

Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of the Perception Institute, will lead a 1- ½ hour discussion and workshop unpacking the mind science behind implicit bias, and demonstrate the core concepts around implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype thread, as well as how they play out in relevant contexts.

Venue: CBRE at Salesforce Tower: 415 Mission Street, 45th Floor, San Francisco, CA 
Schedule3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $25.00 // Non-Member End User: $50.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00

Speakers: Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Perception Institiute 

Due to the workshop format of this event registration will be limited to 60 people. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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CoreNet Young Leaders Summer Party // Tuesday, July 24 // San Jose

San Jose Giants Baseball Game

Join CoreNet Young Leaders for a night of baseball, food, drink and networking in the VIP Deck at the San Jose Giants Stadium! The 2018 edition of our Young Leaders Summer Party will be hosted in a private "VIP deck" with our own bar and great view of the field from the left field line. All CoreNet Young Leader members (ages 35 and younger) are invited to attend. Non-member Young Leaders are always encouraged to join in to see what CoreNet YL is all about in a fun and lively atmosphere. For those in San Francisco, there will be a shuttle bus to get us to and from the game safely and efficiently (see below for more information.) We look forward to an exciting evening with the 3 Bs: Baseball, Beer, and BBQ!

Venue: San Jose Giants Stadium // 588 E. Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112
Schedule: Gates Open at 6:00 pm // Game Time at 7:00 pm
Cost: YL Member: $25.00 // YL Non-Member $30.00

All guests must be pre-registered as we have a limited number of tickets. A waitlist will be set-up if we sell out of our ticket block. Registration includes game ticket, two (2) drink coupons, misc. snacks, and a BBQ coupon good for one entrée. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Transportation: A complimentary shuttle is available from San Francisco to San Jose, generously sponsored by Gilbane. For those who wish to ride the shuttle, please email Evan Synstad (ESynstad@GilbaneCo.com) and Cameron Love (Cameron.love@cushwake.com) to reserve your spot and for departure details. Parking is available on site for $10 per vehicle. 

Thank you to our Sponsor!



August Chapter Meeting // Thursday, August 16 // Redwood City

Transportation Nightmares - What is Being Done?

Frustrated by your commute? Have you abandoned weekend trips because of traffic and crowding? If so, you are not alone!

According to the Bay Area Council, bad traffic ranks as the region’s second largest problem behind high housing costs. In 2014, only 24% of us complained about traffic. As of June of this year, 64% of us complained of daily commutes that are taking longer and producing more frustration. This frustration is cumulative and with astronomic housing prices, homelessness, gentrification, and salaries lagging the cost of living, more people are preparing to leave. A BACPOLL conducted on June 3rd, found that 46 percent of voters are ready to leave the area in the next few years, up from 40 percent last year and 34 percent in 2016.

Millennials are leading the charge for the doors with 52 percent saying they will be seeking greener pastures in the next few years, up from 46 percent in 2017. Renters, people without college degrees and those spending 50 percent and more of their income on housing also want out. Consequences for the region could be catastrophic; the loss of teachers, laborers, police and firefighters are the most obvious. It would seem that the influx of huge numbers of tech workers has overburdened all public systems and infrastructure, in a very short time. 

Public transportation projects take years if not decades to fund and build, yet the problem is NOW. What is being proposed by both the public and private sectors in the short term to mitigate the frustration of commuters? What would the easing of this frustration accomplish in terms of the threatened exodus of essential human resources? Our panel of experts will tackle these questions and offer concrete solutions.

Venue: Electronic Arts: 209 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065
Schedule3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00

Winsome Bowen, Transportation and Mobility Manager at Facebook
Tim Chan, Group Manager Planning at BART
Jim Hartnett, CEO of CalTrain
Marlo Sandler, Senior Government Relations Manager for the scooter company, Bird 

Moderated by: 
Chuck Reed, Esq., Special Counsel at Hopkins Carley and past Mayor of San Jose, CA

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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September Chapter Meeting // Thursday,  September 20 // San Francisco

What the HEALTH is Happening?: Applying the WELL, Fitwel & RESET Building Standards

Over the last two decades, forward-thinking design, construction and operations practices have transformed the commercial real estate industry across the globe. Yet strategies to enhance human health and wellbeing have played a relatively small role in the evolution of the built environment. As the industry looks to what’s next, firms are elevating human health and comfort to the forefront of commercial real estate while reinventing buildings that are not only better for the planet, but also for the people that inhabit them.

As the ‘wellness in the workplace’ movement gains traction, several leading frameworks have emerged which help codify strategies & metrics that have come to define a healthy workplace. Three of these frameworks include WELL, Fitwel and RESET.

Come join our diverse group of experts for an interactive discussion exploring leading wellness frameworks and how they may be applied to both individual projects as well as real estate portfolios. We’ll assess the strengths of each framework while reviewing real-world applications, citing examples of projects which have pursued Certification under multiple wellness frameworks.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion with senior leaders from Delos (WELL), Center for Active Design (Fitwel) and GIGA (RESET) – enabling you to evaluate which frameworks are right for your buildings.

Venue: Twitter: 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103

Schedule: 3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00

Speakers: TBD

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Upcoming Global Events

CoreNet Global Summit - EMEA

September 24-27th, 2018 
Madrid | NH Collection Madrid Euro Building


CoreNet Global Summit - North America

October 12-17th, 2018 
Boston | John B. Hayes Veterans Memorial Center