Past Events

CoreNet Carolinas Past Events

1/19/23 -- 2023 CORE Awards

The chapter held the 7th Annual CORE Awards to honor individuals, projects and programs that are Changing the Carolinas! Over 260 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte for an evening of celebration and networking. The CORE Awards celebrates the professional successes and contributions of CoreNet members, leaders and constituents in the corporate real estate industry in the Carolinas region.

View Photos of the Event Here



1/12/23 -- Annual Triad Economic Development Event

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the annual Economic Update co-hosted with IFMA. Attendees heard from local leaders Marvin Price, Chamber of Commerce; Sarah Stevenson, High Point Economic Development Corporation; and Ellis Keifer, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. regarding the state of the Triad.



12/5/22 -- Charlotte Holiday Extravaganza

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Innovation Barn in Charlotte to close out a great 2022 and help donate toys to Toys for Tots. Thank you to Vince Luciani and Hipshot Smoker, Local Charlotte Rock Band for providing great entertainment for the evening.



11/29/22 -- Triangle Holiday Giving Event

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Storr Office Environments in Raleigh as we kicked off the holiday season. We are so thankful to give back to our local community by partnering with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.



11/17/22 -- Virtual LinkedIn Master Class

Thank you to Meaghan Edelstein for leading an informative and helpful session where she provided great insight into using LinkedIn to its fullest potential.

You can watch the webinar recording here.

LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

LinkedIn Powerpoint Presentation


nov_10_raleigh_program_cropped.png11/10/22 -- Creating Climate Adaptive Buildings: Strategies to Get There

Great discussion and information was shared with our attendees on how our community can build climate-adaptive buildings and districts. Thank you to our panelists and attendees for a great event!

Charlotte_Young_Leaders_Speed_Mentoring_Breakfast__2_.png11/9/22 -- Charlotte Young Leaders Speed Mentoring Breakfast

We had a great event hosted by the Charlotte Young Leaders. Attendees were able to connect with a variety of seasoned Real Estate veterans who shared their stories of how they navigated their careers.

SC_October_2022_Event__2__cropped.png10/27/22 -- South Carolina Networking and Happy Hour

Thank you to everyone who attended the SC Networking and Happy Hour Event. We were able to see the beautiful Greenville County Building. We had a great time mixing and mingling with colleagues at DPR.

CoreNet_Raleigh_EUR_10-12-2022.jpg10/12/22 -- Raleigh End User Round Table

Thank you to those who joined us in Raleigh at the End User Round Table held at Alfred Williams & Company. Thank you to Jenna Geigerman and Machelle Alexander for leading a great discussion on Workplace Experience in the Experiment Era. 

IMG_8546.jpeg10/6/22 -- Mega Event

Thank you to the 200 members and non-members who gathered for the 2022 Mega Event at the JW Marriott in uptown Charlotte for Exit Stage Left…Adapting Your Leadership Strategy. Our keynote speaker, Robin Hill-Emmons delivered a thought provoking address challenging the audience, as leaders, to understand that you CAN do GOOD while making MONEY. If you missed this year’s Mega Event be sure to make next year’s a priority!

IMG_5698.jpg9/29/22 -- Joint Networking Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Joint Networking Event, Thursday, September 29 at the DPR Office! We had a great time mixing and mingling with colleagues.

IMG_6307.jpeg9/15/22 -- L&D: Looking Back to Look Ahead: Learning from a Futurist 

Thank you to those who joined us in Charlotte and Raleigh for the live viewing of trendsetter and futurist, Richard Van Hooijdonk, as he spoke at the Amsterdam Summit. He focused on trends such as how we will live and work in the future of tomorrow, before marrying these concepts to leadership, skills, and the importance of listening to and mentoring the younger generations.

IMG_5698.jpg9/8/22 -- Changes in Uptown! An Inside Look at the Truist and Duke Energy Projects

We were given insight into two of Charlotte’s most talked about corporate real estate changes in uptown. Truly, two incredible projects that not only have impacted the skyline but our community. The panelists shared how each company was purposeful in their community art integration and planning for the buildings in charlotte’s uptown neighborhood.

4_2.jpg8/31/22 -- Charlotte New Member Mixer

The CoreNet Charlotte Membership committee hosted our second new member mixer. It was a great happy hour for our newest members, mixing and mingling to enhance further the strong connections with our members. It was a wonderful blend of end users and service providers from all experience levels. We are thrilled about all our new members and look forward to building lasting relationships. Thank you, Interior Elements and Katie Gabriel for hosting our group in your beautiful new

IMG_5698.jpg8/4/22 -- Where will All the Talent Come From?

Thank you Wake Technical Community College for hosting CoreNet Carolinas August Program. We had an incredible panel and discussion during the event. Thank you to everyone who attended in person and virtually.

IMG_5698.jpg7/28/22 -- DE&I Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in CRE

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Diversity and Inclusion event at the end of July. We had a great turnout of attendees and we are so thankful for their commitment and interest in the chapter. It was an inspiring event with a lot of networking and connecting. 

IMG_5698.jpg7/19/22 -- Raleigh Summer Patio Party & Charitable Giving Event!

Thanks to all who joined us for the Summer Patio Social! We were thrilled to have made a positive impact on the community with everyone’s collective clothing donations to Note in the Pocket as well. Thanks to the Board, Networking, & Membership Committee members for putting this event together, and to Lenovo for hosting us in your beautiful space!

IMG_5698.jpg6/23/22 -- Raleigh End User Roundtable

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this amazing event.  We appreciate Blue Cross Blue Shield for hosting our chapter and providing a tour of their beautiful space. 

IMG_5698.jpg6/23/22 -- Young Leaders - Summer Networking at Top Golf

Thank you to our attendees and our Young Leaders Committee for hosting a great event. We had a great turnout at Top Golf in Charlotte. Attendees had a nice time networking and connecting with colleagues and new friends. 

IMG_5698.jpg6/9/22 -- L&D: Harnessing Collaboration to Co-Create the New World of Working

What an awesome discussion and event we held. Thank you to Coach Matt Drinkhahn for leading the interactive and meaningful conversation on real world strategies to get our teams connected.

IMG_5698.jpg6/2/22 -- The Fundamentals of Life Science

What a great event yesterday at the Experience Center in the RTP. We heard great discussion from our panelists Linda Hall, Greg Capps, Michael Morgan and Joe Fulbright on the different facets of life science and what is flourishing in the Triangle. Thank you to all who attended!

CAR_ESG___CRE_survey.png5/19/22 -- Anticipating the Unknown - How Will We Respond to the "New World"

Thank you to Dustin Jackson, PhD, along with Chris LaPata, Michael Spencer and Erin Ruddy for their insight on how to connect the human aspect to the reimagined workplace, or what might be referred to as the “new world”. 

IMG_4451.jpeg5/19/22 -- End User Workshop

Dustin Jackson, PhD, and Sr. Manager for Workplace Strategy at Charter Communications, Chris LaPata, MCR held an engaging workshop where Dr. Jackson shared his research around human being’s 8 Primal Needs and how employers can address these needs through organizational culture, work policy, and the work environment.

CAR_ESG___CRE_survey.png5/5/22 -- Growing the Urban Core in Downtown Raleigh

Thank you to our attendees and to Pendo for hosting this insightful event. We heard from Pendo, The Fallon Company, and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance on why Pendo chose downtown Raleigh, why it’s important to Pendo to be downtown, and the decisions that led to choosing that building.

CAR_ESG___CRE_survey.png4/22/22 -- CoreNet Carolinas Earth Day Picnic in the Courtyard + Networking Event

CoreNet Global Carolinas Chapter celebrated 2022 Earth Day with networking, a picnic lunch from Carroll's Kitchen and a lovely take home from Logan’s Garden Shop. Thanks again to Interior Elements who sponsored the courtyard at Bloc 83 for our group.

CAR_ESG___CRE_survey.png4/5/22 -- ESG and CRE Virtual Program

Thank you to the amazing panelists for a great discussion on ESG. Attendees learned more about how we can contribute and support these efforts personally and professionally. 

You can watch the webinar recording here.

on_site_pic.jpg3/23/22 -- Putting the “Net” back in CoreNet

What an event?! We had a sold out event with record breaking attendance at the Award winning Honeywell HQ in Charlotte, NC. After a tour of the amazing space, everyone enjoyed drinks, appetizers and were entertained by the live band “No Clue” playing.

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png3/10/22 -- Mega Event

Imaginative Collaboration was the focus of this year’s event. Duncan Wardle lead the event with an interactive and dynamic keynote on Innovation and Creativity. The chapter celebrated the first Mega Event since Covid with a sold out attendance. Thank you to Duncan, all breakout sessions speakers and all of those who were in attendance to make this such a successful event.

View photos of the event here. 

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png3/3/22 -- Encouraging Curiosity in CoreNet

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual event to help highlight the CoreNet value proposition, learn how to get involved, know how to tap into CoreNet global resources and advanced education. 

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png2/3/22 -- CoreNet Par-Tee

The Young Leaders networking event held at Stroke Urban Golf Club had a great turnout. We enjoyed seeing peers and colleagues coming to network and enjoy this fun and unique space. 

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png2/3/22 -- Staying on the List - Dynamic Growth Beyond Raleigh and Durham

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our March Raleigh Program and to Longfellow for sponsoring the event. Thank you to our panelists Irena Krstanovic, Town of Holly Springs; Jimmy Randolph, Sanford Area Growth Alliance; Michael Smith, Chatham Economic Development Corporation and moderator Ryan Combs, Research Triangle Regional Partnership for their insight on the economic growth that is happening within their communities.

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png1/26/22 --
An Economic Outlook- Twenty-Twenty Too?

The chapter had a great turnout for our January Program on the State of the Industry. Thank you to our attendees and our speaker, Mark Vitner, Senior Economist at Wells Fargo who presented great content on what is happening within our Corporate Real Estate Industry and the world right now.

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png12/9/21 -- Raleigh Holiday Networking Event

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Networking event, December 9. We had a great turnout, everyone enjoyed networking, appetizers and giving back to our community.

12/6/21 -- Charlotte Holiday Party

Big thanks to everyone who joined us at our Charlotte Holiday Party and for the generous coat donations to Supportive Housing Communities. We had a great time networking and celebrating the holidays at the amazing Innovation Barn.

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png11/18/21 -- A Grateful Dinner with CoreNet South Carolina Members

What a wonderful Grateful Dinner our members enjoyed in Greenville, SC at Coral. Members had a great time celebrating a wonderful year of new connections, new deals and developments. 

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png11/17/21 -- Oyster Roast and Fall Festival

We had a great turnout out the Triad Oyster Roast. Attendees enjoyed a fun evening catching up with old friends and meeting new colleagues.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event.

Carolinas_Nov_16_event_zoom.png11/16/21 -- Cheers! Oh, Wait, Where’s My Drink?

We appreciate all who joined us at this great educational program. We heard from great panelists who discussed the Carolinas and Mexico chapter markets, how they have been impacted and how their real estate teams ensure your favorite drink hit shelves in your neighborhood.

1635894198284.jpg11/2/21 -- Durham Renaissance 2.0 - Welcoming Growth While Staying Authentic

Thank you to everyone who came out to 555 Magnum. The panelists did a great job discussing the growth of Durham while maintaining the authenticity that makes our city a jewel in the fabric of North Carolina’s business community. 

Charlotte_Networking__3__newsletter.png10/14/21 -- Charlotte Networking Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Charlotte Networking event in October! We had an amazing time networking with friends and colleagues we haven't seen in a very long time. It was a great event at a great location, El Thrifty CLT!

IMG-2146.jpg10/12/21 -- CoreNet Carolinas Cornhole Tournament

The CoreNet Young Leaders had a great evening at the Annual Corn Hole Tournament. The event at the Smoky Hollow Courtyard hosted over 30 industry individuals including end users, vendors, and young leaders. Big thank you to Johnson County Corn Hole for donating the grand prize: a set of custom cornhole boards. We hope to see you again next year!

Photo_Sep_16__5_35_03_PM_hor.jpg9/16/21 -- Joint Networking Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Joint Networking Event, Thursday, September 16 at the Storr Office Environments! We had a great time mixing and mingling with colleagues. Thank you to Crayons2Calculators for sharing about their great organization. There is still time to donate to this great cause! 

IMG_4270.jpg8/30-8/31/21 -- Premier Event - Annual Technology Symposium and Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for CoreNet Carolinas 2021 Annual Premier Event. The Golf Tournament and Technology Symposium is one of the most anticipated events of the year and, once again, we were back at the prestigious Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. 

View photos of the event here.

IMG_9699_jpg.jpg8/18/21 -- Charlotte Speed Networking Sponsored by Young Leaders

On August 18th, the Young Leaders in Charlotte hosted Speed Networking event at JLL.  We had a great list of mentors who met with our young leaders and guests and shared more on their role, their organization, and their pathway into corporate real estate. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy this informative and engaging event.

-- A Night Out at the Ballpark

What a great turnout and event at A Night at the Ballpark in Winston Salem. Our Triad group and colleagues joined together for a fun night of baseball, networking and being back in person! Go Dash!

-- Workplace Inclusion by Design

With a great discussion lead by Ben Bailey, JLL, Teri Canada, Evoke Studio and Andre Johnson, Andre Johnson Architects our first in person Diversity and Inclusion Program was a huge success. Our attendees heard timely discussion from our panelists on how diversity can be included into the new workplace design. 

picture_4.jpg8/5/21 -- The Rising Trends Around Outdoor Amenity Spaces In Corporate Real Estate

Thank you to everyone who attended our event last week, Thursday August 5 at [Bloc 83] in Raleigh, NC! We had a great turnout, and it was wonderful to finally see you in person!

3s_grill_june_17.png6/17/21 -- South Carolinas Member-Guest Networking Event

Our first South Carolina in person event was a wonderful chance for our members and guests to experience CoreNet at its finest. We had a successful event with over 30 attendees networking and play the 3’s Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina.

2.png6/15/21 -- Virtual - Hyper Construction Hybrid Office Virtual Program

A big thank you to our speakers John Hughes, Steelcase and David Heath, DPR Construction as they detailed insight into navigating an unpredictable construction industry and an evolved workplace. All attendees had the opportunity for great discussion with our speakers with several breakouts.

2.png6/10/21 -- Charlotte Networking

Thank you to everyone who attended the Chapter's first in person event of 2021! We had an amazing time networking with friends and colleagues we haven't seen in a very long time. It was a great event at a great location, El Thrifty CLT.

2.png6/3/21 -- Virtual - The Ever-Changing Healthcare Experience Virtual Program

Great discussion was had by our panelists, Kalen Stanton and Leslie Colucci, as they dug into the healthcare experience, investigating what things are perpetuating the need of change, what changes are currently in the landscape and on the horizon and how we are pivoting.

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

2.png5/19/21 -- Virtual - Returning to the Office and its Impact to Your Real Estate Strategy

We appreciate all of those who joined this record-breaking registration and attendance event. We had close to 100 attendees join our event to hear from our panel of leaders, how they have handled the challenge, understand their successes and struggles. Great conversations were had during our networking sessions before the program began.

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

2.png5/6/21 -- Virtual - Networking Bingo

What a fun event with great company. Thank you to everyone who joined this unique networking event. Each attendee built their own avatar and then joined the event to play and network.

survey_graphic76.png4/27/21 -- Virtual - The Changing Environment for HealthCare in the Carolinas

The chapter held a successful and informative program where a panel of healthcare professionals in the Carolinas discussed the latest trends within the industry as it relates to real estate design and strategy in a new and ever-changing environment. Insight on “The Well Standard” and its impact on the future of healthcare design and construction was shared as well as great discussion after the event.

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

2.png4/22/21 -- Virtual - Gaming is Serious Business – A Look Inside CRE at Gaming Companies

We appreciate all who joined us at this great educational program. We heard from two great panelists Paul Read, Epic Games and Larry Charlip, T2 discuss their world of gaming and CRE. Thank you to Hunter Fleshood for moderating the program. Not only did we hear from these two great CRE leaders, but we also had some great networking before the event as well.

You can watch the webinar recording here

-- Virtual - COVID Advice for CRE Professionals
Thank you to everyone who joined this informative event. Dr. Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson who serves as North Carolina as the State Health Director and the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services shared her insights on COVID and how we, as CRE professionals, can utilize that knowledge as we prepare our teams to return to the office. We had a wonderful time networking before and after the event
with very insightful discussions.

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

-- Virtual - Post-COVID Office Design, Technology, and Employee Experience Competition
Thank you to all attendees, teams and judges who participated in the March 11 Chapter Competition. We had a great turnout with 10 teams who submitted videos, 4 fantastic judges and over 100 attendees at our program.

You can find the event recording and all submission videos here. 

1/28/21 -- Virtual - 2021 South Carolinas Kick Off Networking Event 
We had a great networking session with our South Carolinian members and colleagues. Our chapter continues to grow within the Carolinas region and our goal is to engage as many members and non-members throughout the two states. 

snapshot.jpg1/27/21 -- Virtual - Are We Near the End? Economic Forecasting as the End of the Pandemic Approaches
The chapter had a great turnout yesterday for our January Program on the State of the industry. Thank you to our attendees and our speaker, Mark Vitner, Senior Economist at Wells Fargo who presented great content on what is happening within our Corporate Real Estate Industry and the world right now.

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

1/19/21 -- Virtual - Thriving in Isolation: Breaking Beyond Physical Barriers in 2021
Our amazing panelists lead a great discussion, that included a wonderful perspective, insight and wisdom into their experiences as Black women in the Corporate Real Estate Industry. Thank you to Tonya Brandon, CBRE; Nakira Carter, JLL; Catherine Cotman, LPL Financial; Linda Foggie, Turner and Townsend; Kendra Jackson, Wells Fargo; Esezele Payne, Atrium Health and Crystal M. Smith, Duke Energy. 

You can watch the webinar recording here. 

1/14/21 -- Virtual - Raleigh Networking 2021 Kick Off Event
Thank you to everyone who joined our 2021 Kick-Off Networking with a Mission event. We learned about Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and it’s positive impact on our local communities, had engaging sessions and plenty of time to catch up with friends and meet new colleagues. We truly appreciate our Carolinas community. If you missed the event but would like to learn more about Inter-Faith Food Shuttle or would like to donate, you can visit their website.