Message from the President

A Message from the President

Marty Scannell PhotoWelcome to the Carolinas Chapter of CoreNet Global. The mission of the Chapter is to connect professionals, end users, and service providers in order to advance knowledge, promote personal excellence, and add value to each individual and their respective enterprises. Our Chapter accomplishes our mission through facilitating and sponsoring a variety of diversified programs that provide our members and sponsors with educational and networking opportunities.

For 2017, we saw the Chapter continue to grow to nearly 350 members; we held our second annual CORE Awards event recognizing the top real estate professionals and projects in the Carolinas; and we provided many opportunities to network through social and program events. In addition, we established a new leadership model in the Triangle which added new Board members in this market and helped us grow membership (end users increased by approximately 48%). I want to thank John Leddy, our outgoing Chapter President, for his leadership and continued commitment CoreNet.

As we look forward to 2018, we’re excited to carry forward our momentum and we’ll be focusing on the following objectives:

Member and Sponsor Value and Engagement through our Chapter events. These events are held in Charlotte and Raleigh and provide members and sponsors the opportunity to connect as Corporate Real Estate (CRE) professionals. Events include:
  • Networking specific events
  • Young Leader and University events
  • Community Re-investment events
  • End User Forums in 4 different locations in NC and SC
Provide Industry Leading Programs addressing the latest CRE topics with industry experts as speakers and panelists. The Chapter holds quarterly programs and annually hosts three premier events:
  • Golf and Tennis Tournament (May 2018)
  • Mega Event (September 2018)
  • CORE Awards Recognition Dinner (September 2018)
Grow our End User Membership through the value provide by networking, informational programs, and sharing of best practices. We are planning four End User Forums that would take place in Charlotte, Raleigh, the Triad, and a location to be determined in South Carolina. These Forums will bring together end user leaders so they can share experiences and develop relationships that should benefit them personally and their companies.

Professional Development through CoreNet Global sponsored classes supporting continuing education requirements and courses to achieve MCR and SLCR designations.

We encourage all members to become actively involved by attending our events or contributing your expertise in some other capacity. In addition, we have many opportunities on Committees that can aid our Chapter and help each person grow. Should you have any comments or suggestions on how to further improve the Chapter, please contact us.

It is an honor to serve as President in 2018. I’m looking forward to working with a talented group of CRE professionals that make up our Board of Directors, building upon the tremendous success that our Chapter has achieved in 2017.


Marty Scannell
CoreNet Carolinas 2018 President