Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

Break the Barriers of Change: Sway Stakeholders Beyond CRE to be Active, Involved and Engaged

If change is the new normal and only getting faster and more complex, how are CRE teams aligning and involving other teams and organizations to be active stakeholders for culture, company brand, marketing and technology to deliver great employee experiences? Successful change leads to ensuring a positive user experience which contributes to a successful project.

Join us for an interactive dialogue with peers and experts about how CRE teams are evolving how they work and who they work with to deal with continuous and multifaceted changes in their organizations.

Geeta Durham, Founder of ChangeIntel,
Maureen Welch, Managing Director, Consulting JLL
Camille Beard, Vice President, Change Management Consulting, JLL

 Okta: 100 1st Street, 6th Floor, 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

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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CoreNet Young Leaders // Tuesday, February 25  // San Francisco

Dale Carnegie Workshop #2: Communicate to Lead & Lead more Effective Meetings 

Now open to Non - Member Young Leader (35 and under) 

CoreNet Young Leaders-Increase your knowledge with the Professional Development Workshop 2 taught by the highly regarded team at Dale Carnegie! Exclusive to CoreNet Young Leaders-participants will receive this course at more than a 90% discount as each course usually costs $2,095! Workshop #2 will enable you to communicate more effectively and lead meetings more effortlessly.
Sign up today as limited spots available!

Speaker Bio:
Denisse Ypina, Dale Carnegie Certified Master Trainer
Denisse Ypina, joined Dale Carnegie Training in late 2015 and is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships. She brings to the team a strong and diverse business background, acquired through her experience holding different key positions in all major areas of business: administration, operations, procurement, sales, marketing, as well as training and education. Through her role at Dale Carnegie, Denisse enjoys seeing the impact that every individual can have towards the vision of their company when they’re able to develop and apply their full potential. Assisting that development as a trainer and discovering individuals’ and team’s training needs are Denisse’s areas of expertise. 

DPR Construction: 945 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Schedule: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member: $90.00 // Non - Member: $150.00 

Thank you to our sponsor: 
DPR Construction

Committee Contact: 
Nadira Akbari (nadira.akbari@avisonyoung.com)


CoreNet Tech SIG // Tuesday, February 25  // San Francisco

The Hitchhikers Guide to CRE Technology

Join us for a panel discussion with experienced technology consultants and representatives from medium to large-sized occupiers to learn how to develop a CRE technology roadmap, catalysts for implementing a new solution, how to evaluate different products, pitfalls and landmines to avoid, how to choose the right business partner and more effectively build a business case for new technology initiatives. This informal, interactive event features a panel of thought leaders to address these common technology issues that Corporate Real Estate leaders face today.

Venue: Cisco AppDynamics: 303 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
6:00p Registration & Networking // 6:30p: Program // 7:30p: Networking
Member: $25.00 // Non-Member: $40.00

Committee Contact:
Kari Pope (kari.pope@blackrock.com)

Michael Pereira (mpereira54@yahoo.com)


Social Media Lunch N Learn // Wednesday, February 26 // San Francisco

Social Media Lunch N Learn: Facebook for Business 

Join us for this hands on social media workshop on Facebook for Business. Understand the essentials of the Facebook Suite of Apps including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Workplace. Build your digital marketing knowledge, boost your career and add value to your company through training on these powerful apps. We’ll deep dive into making connections that matter and accomplish your business goals

This online training module will be led by Co-Chairs Kris McFarland-Werner of Hillhouse Construction and Mark Burriss of Singularity University.

 Kilroy Innovation Center: 660 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Schedule: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Member: $10 (includes lunch box). Limited capacity.

Committee Contact:
Kris McFarland-Werner (krisw@hillhouseconstruction.com)
Mark Burriss (mark.burriss@su.org)


Sacramento Life Science Event // Thursday, March 5 // Sacramento

Does Sacramento Have the Solution to Overspill Bay Area Demand? A Panel Discussion Regarding Aggie Square and the Capitol Region’s Emerging Life Science Industry

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion regarding Aggie Square, the new life science innovation district coming to market, led by UC Davis and their development partner, Wexford Science + Technology. As growing Bay Area life science firms continue to look for solutions, innovation and industry growth is finding strong opportunity in the Greater Sacramento region for expansion.

The program will cover the vision for the development and a panel discussion to provide a deeper dive on the reasons why markets like Sacramento are set to benefit from increased demand from highly skilled people and innovative companies alike.

The event will be held in the new WeWork Sacramento location and there will be a guided tour of the space provided to attendees after the panel discussion concludes.

Presenter + Panelists:

  • Doug Woodruff, Senior Vice President Wexford Science + Technology
  • Bob Segar, Planning Director, UC Davis
  • Mark Gorski, Vice President Development Wexford Science + Technology
  • Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager, City of Sacramento


  • Thomas Osha, Board Chair Global Institute on Innovation Districts

Venue: WeWork Sacramento: 400 Capitol Mall, 9th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Schedule4:30p: Registration & Networking // 5:00 - 6:30p: Program // 7:00p: Optional basketball game
Cost: Member: $20.00 // Non-Member: $40.00

  • Complimentary ticket for the Kings vs. 76ers game at Golden1 Center available with registration following the event (7:00 PM tip-off)
  • All guest must pre-register. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Committee Contact:
Neal Best (neal@bestconsultingcompany.com)
Nick Baldi (nbaldi@selectsacramento.com)


CoreNet Young Leaders // Tuesday, March 10 // San Francisco

Lunch with a Leader: Tido Pesenti @ Airbnb

CoreNet Northern California Young Leaders are excited to announce a “Lunch with a Leader” session with Airbnb’s Global Head of Real Estate, Tido Pesenti. Please join Tido for lunch and discussion at Airbnb's San Francisco Headquarters.

Airbnb: 888 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Schedule: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Young Leader Member: $20.00
Only open to Young Leader members (age 35 and under). Limited capacity, register early!

Committee Contact: 
Cameron Love (Cameron@hughesmarino.com)

Use of public transportation is recommended. Nearest parking can be found at 150 Division St. Lot – 910 Brannan Street.


Women of CoreNet // Wednesday, March 11 // San Francisco

Managing Adversity, Transitioning & Owning Your Outcome Through the Eyes Of Elite Performance: Jackie Edwards – 5-Time Olympian

In honor of International Women’s Week, the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter’s Women of CoreNet is excited to have the 5-time Olympic winner, Jackie Edwards. Jackie will share how she was able to navigate her way against the best in the world; how she was able to overcome self-doubt and injury; how she was able to push herself beyond her own perceived limitations and how she has been able to transition from a career in sport to becoming a successful event planner in a very competitive industry. Her speech covers the following topics:

• Preparation – How having a strong foundation and successful mindset promotes success
• Adversity – How setting goals, having patience and looking beyond your present situation can yield immeasurable long-term rewards
• Transition – How do you move on after adversity? Who are you, what motivates you and what do you want to achieve?
• Owning Your Outcome – Own your successes and your failures and trust that what got you there, will keep you there!

Venue: Allsteel Showroom: 4 Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111
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

Speaker: Jackie Edwards

Jackie Edwards comes from very humble beginnings on the island of Nassau in The Bahamas. She completed her high school education there and went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to Stanford University, where she excelled both on and off the field. Following graduation, Jackie embarked on a long and successful 17-year career as a professional track and field athlete.

During those years, she experienced immense highs and tremendous lows and can attest to the fact that success is not for the faint of heart. She found that through discipline, preparation, self-confidence, hard work and a sheer willingness to excel, she was able to withstand the test and adversity that inevitably comes with a career in sport. Jackie went on to be a 2-Time NCAA Champion, 9-Time World Championship competitor and a 5-Time Olympian.

Jackie is a very powerful motivational speaker who has spoken all over the world to a wide variety of audiences. She engages her audiences by relating easy-to-identify-with life lessons through her athletic experiences. She is also a mental health advocate, who believes that the best way to promote anything is to lead by example and that with dedication and focus, you can accomplish anything.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Upcoming Global Events

CoreNet Global Summit - North America

October 25-28, 2020
Washington, DC | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


CoreNet Global Summit - EMEA

September 22-24, 2020
Berlin | InterContinental Berlin