Navigating COVID-19

COVID-19 and Corporate Real Estate 

CoreNet Northern California COVID-19 Special Interest Group


COVID-19 is impacting all of us, and is creating unique challenges for Corporate Real Estate and Workplace professionals. In response, CoreNet Northern California has activated the COVID-19 Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of representatives from members and companies across the chapter. The resources below will continue to be updated in the coming weeks as the SIG continues to meet. Our primary channel for Northern California updates and communications is our LinkedIn page. We encourage you to visit this page regularly for updates and other information relevant to our members.
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Navigating COVID-19: Discussing the New Workplace Construct

07.02.2020 // On June 26th, the COVID-19 End User SIG convened to discuss how a remote (and diverse) workforce is the new normal. CRE executives continue to explore how to re-create water cooler talk, ensuring remote and office employees are treated equally, and the new benefits that will attract/retain talent. Read the key takeaways from this thoughtful and timely discussion.

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Digital Transformation’s Impact on Corporate Real Estate and the Workplace

06.18.2020 // CoreNet NorCal’s June 18th Chapter Meeting: Digital Transformation’s Impact on Corporate Real Estate and the Workplace" featured renowned thought leaders, Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate and Carly Tortorelli, Senior Vice President of Workplace Technology at Impec Group. Robert Teed, Vice President of Corporate Services at ServiceNow and Immediate Past Chapter President facilitated the program which included thought-provoking presentations and a lively fireside chat. The conversation centered around how COVID-19 has shined a bright light on the need for digital transformation. A detailed recap of the pop-up can be found here.

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CoreNet Pop-Up: What's the Buzz Around Workplace HVAC?

06.11.2020 // CoreNet NorCal held an excellent Pop-Up: What’s the Buzz Around Workplace HVAC? On June 11th. Moderated by Annemarie Erbel, Founder, Erly Consulting, the program featured two global thought leaders on this hot topic, Jamie Qualk, Vice President, WSP and Koray Kaya, Principal, Alfa Tech. A detailed recap of the pop-up can be found here.

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Navigating COVID-19: Seven Takeaways as Offices Plan to Reopen

05.29.2020 // On May 8th, the COVID-19 End User SIG convened to discuss how companies are planning ahead and evaluating when their office(s) will re-open. The takeaways share many common themes. Companies are taking it slow, each has a thorough plan, and are closely following lessons learned coming from Asia and Europe.

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Anxiety and the Return to Work - Lessons from Virtual Reality and Psychological Science

05.21.2020 // CoreNet NorCal held its second virtual Chapter meeting on May 21st entitled Anxiety and the Return to Work - Lessons from Virtual Reality and Psychological Science. The fascinating program featured Page Anderson, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Associated Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Georgia State University. A detailed recap of the pop-up can be found here.

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Welcome Back to the Office

05.07.2020 // CoreNet NorCal delivered on its commitment to innovative content delivery with a brand new event format, the “Pop-Up”. Designed to provide up to the minute thought leadership in the ever changing COVID-19 landscape, the first Pop-Up: Welcome Back to the Office was moderated by Program Committee Co-Chair Julia Campbell, Partner, Quezada Architecture. Gensler Principals, Natalie Engels and Randy Howder shared insights gained from their work with top corporate clients as well as from within their own firm. A detailed recap of the pop-up can be found here.

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Women of CoreNet - Return-to-Office: CRE Leaders Sharing Experiences From Around the Globe

04.30.2020 // Women of CoreNet hosted its first Zoom webinar on Thursday, April 30th with a highly relevant panel entitled Return-to-Office: CRE Leaders Sharing Experiences From Around the Globe. Moderated by Nancy Morse, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank and Women of CoreNet Co-Chair, the program featured leading corporate real estate experts sharing insights from the front lines of planning and implementation. It also included real time polls and a chat-based Q & A that created lively audience engagement!

A detailed recap can be found here.
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Life After COVID with Spencer Levy

04.16.2020 // On Thursday, April 16, the Northern California Chapter hosted it's first ever virtual chapter meeting. Members gathered virtually for a session with Spencer Levy, Chairman, Americas Research & Senior Economic Advisor at CBRE to take a look at the impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on the economy and across all sectors of real estate. The program covered the anticipated short- and long-term effects and what our recovery may look like. To view a recording of the program, click here or watch below. Featured presentation begins at 15:17.

Enjoy the CoreNet NorCal April Chapter Meeting 2020 Recap here.
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Navigating COVID-19: Six New Questions Answered by CRE Professionals

04.13.2020 // On March 31st, we convened for the second virtual session on the topic of COVID-19. In this session members discussed how their company is responding and the various approaches locally, regionally, and globally in our piece Navigating COVID-19: Six New Questions Answered by CRE Professionals.

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Navigating COVID-19: Top 10 Practices of CRE Leaders 

03.23.2020 // On March 26, we convened representative members and companies from across the chapter in our first of several virtual sessions on COVID-19, and we have compiled the key lessons from that session for your use in our piece Navigating COVID-19: Top 10 Practices of CRE Leaders.

COVID-19 Podcast // We have also created the special edition COVID-19 Crisis podcast, hosted by Chapter President Robert Teed, Vice President of Corporate Services at ServiceNow  and Jenna Symons, Director of Workplace at Okta. 
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