Spring Premier Event

Premier Event

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the CoreNet Carolinas Chapter on May 8th – 9th at the world-renowned Pinehurst Resort for two special days of learning, and industry networking.  The chapter was able to celebrate and exchange ideas related to Corporate Real Estate Technology with over 200 owners, occupiers and subject matter experts at this world-class event.  We heard from Keynote speaker and industry thought leader, Nikki Greenberg, as she provided tangible strategies for dealing with today’s real estate technology challenges while also providing insight as to what is coming in the near future. Photos coming soon!

Keynote Speaker

Nikki Greenberg is an innovation strategist and thought-leader. She helps the real estate industry leaders to reimagine their businesses and spaces, to bring them into alignment with the increasingly digitized way that people live, work and communicate today. She  has held leadership position with Fortune 500's, and most recently served as the Head of Technology Strategy at QIC, an Australian investment manager with $80 Billion AUM. She is the founder of Women in PropTech, and former three-term co-chair of the Technology & Innovation Council for ULI in New York City. Nikki entered the industry through her career as an architect and real estate developer for transformative, multi-award winning, mixed-use residential and retail developments. She is a frequent speaker at leading global conferences, commentator in the press, and recipient of numerous industry awards including being recognized as Top 5 Most Influential Women in Real Estate (2022), Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Innovator (2021), and ULI  Global Luminary (2022).

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1 – The Cisco Real Estate Digital Transformation Journey

Cisco has been hybrid for over 15 years and the pandemic allowed us to accelerate our own RE digital transformation journey. This session will share what trends, uses cases and outcomes are setting the strategic direction for your own RE estate strategy. Brian joined Cisco with extensive experience working with CRE, A&D and Construction during his tenure at Steelcase. Today, he is helping CRE on their real estate digital transformation journey by utilizing the power of an OT or IT network to address critical space outcomes, including user experience, wellbeing, net-zero and real time data and insights around space behavior and optimization.


Brian McCourt, Smart Building Consultant at Cisco Systems will be leading this session. Brian joined Cisco with extensive experience working with CRE, A&D and Construction during his tenure at Steelcase. Today, he is helping CRE
on their real estate digital transformation journey by utilizing the power of an IOT or IT network to address critical space outcomes, including user
experience, wellbeing, net zero and real time data and insights around space behavior and optimization.

Brian McCourt

Breakout Session #2 – Dynamic Working at Fidelity – An Investor Mindset for Solving Office Re-Entry

Fidelity strives to balance the best of both in-office and at-home work environments, a program we call Dynamic Working.  Enter Fidelity’s Space & Schedule Optimizer, a purpose built technology solution based in our deep knowledge of asset allocation and software development.  Our Optimizer tool is creating meaningful collaboration experiences by orchestrating onsite time and automating the end-to-end process.

Ted Marchildon, VP, Business Partnership & Strategy at Fidelity Investments will be leading this session. Ted has been at Fidelity since 2011, working in both their finance and real estate groups.  Since 2020, Ted has been helping evolve the firm’s office re-entry strategy and the implications that this strategy will have on the firm’s real estate portfolio.

Ted Marchildon

Pinehurst Resort

A three-time U.S. Open Site. A three-time winner of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in America award. The home of the famed No. 2 golf course.

Around the world, Pinehurst is where the American golf story is rooted, and where it continues to flourish. Most know of its modern history – with stories like the Payne Stewart putt that won the 1999 U.S. Open. But locked with its archives are thousands of moments that define each generation for the past 100 years. We are America’s first golf resort, but also a world-class tennis, spa, meetings, special events and family destination.


Monday,  May 8
11:00am   Tech-Symposium Registration and Lunch
11:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:00pm Keynote Speaker – Nikki Greenberg - The Happy Hybrid-Workplace - Hacking your workplace technology to create a happy hybrid-work experience  
1:00pm CRE Data Expert Panel
Real Priorities, Real Data, Real Outcomes - Sam Martin, CBRE & Jamie Beason, JLL
2:00-3:45pm  Breakout Sessions (2)

Start with Session A or B based on nametag label
(two 30 minute sessions with breaks in between)
Session A - Brian McCourt - The Cisco Real Estate Digital Transformation Journey
Session B - Ted Marchildon - Dynamic Working at Fidelity - An Investor Mindset for Solving Office Re-Entry

4:00pm Shuttle departs for The Cradle
4:00-7:00pm The Cradle, Networking Reception, Par 3 and Cornhole Tournament
7:00pm Dine-Around

Tuesday, May 9

7:00 am  Golf Registration, Breakfast, Bloody Mary Bar, Driving Range
9:00 am  Shot-Gun Start:  Pinehurst Course #5
2:00 pm Chapter Reception and Awards Banquet



Interested in being a sponsor for the Spring Premier Event? Find out more here or contact carolinas@corenetglobal.org

View photos from the 2022 event here