CoreNet Global New England president’s message: The power of perspective - by Maureen Rystrom

August 04, 2023 - Owners Developers & Managers
 CoreNet Global New England Annual Charitable Golf Tournament Clinic
at Pine Hills, October 6, 2022

With global access and local engagement opportunities, being part of The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global offers a unique opportunity to share in the best practices and contribute in meaningful ways to the corporate real estate industry. 

We hope to see some of our local and international members at the CoreNet Global East Meets West Summit in Dubai this September 12-14th and at the CoreNet Global North America Summit in Denver from October 28-30th. Both summits are focused on the power of perspective, zooming in on the ability to navigate change, disruption, and uncertainty in a world that has become increasingly turbulent and volatile. 

On Wednesday, July 12, a group of CRE Industry Leaders from The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global gathered on a beautiful summer evening at the Boston Harbor Hotel for a Real Advantage Dinner to explore Generative AI, its current uses and its potential future use and effects on CRE. The dinner was hosted by Jeanne Nutt with Gensler, and co-chair of the Real Advantage Committee, and Jacqueline Falla with Elaine Construction, and our chapter secretary. We welcomed three special guests, Steve Weikal, our evening’s moderator who is the industry chair of the Real Estate Transformation Lab at the MIT Center for Real Estate and Manager Partner of MET Fund II, Leonard Boussioux, assistant professor in information systems and operations management at the University of Washington. Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, and Kachina Studer, XR + AI Lab Lead, Harvard & MIT. Thank you to our panel of experts and to all guests - it was a fantastic discussion and one that will certainly continue as its impacts to CRE are growing - stay tuned for more programming from CoreNet Global New England on the topic!

CoreNet Global New England Real Advantage Dinner, July 12, 2023

On Wednesday, July 19, our Programs Committee held a tour of the exciting Southline Boston project, presented by a stellar line up of panelists who gave insight on why they chose the old Boston Globe building for their new office, lab and retail space. Moderated by Alan Koder, Managing Director, Life Science at Beacon Capital, with panelists Krisha Panchalingam, director of lab operations at Portal Innovation, Aashish Patel, facilities director at NOBULL, and Zach Stanley, executive director at Bioversity at MassBio. A special thank you to our Primary Event Sponsors, AHA, Allsteel, Lee Kennedy, Richmond, Total Office Interiors, and Jacobs, and to our Secondary Sponsors, Boston Light Source and Stantec.

More details about sponsorship benefits can be found on our website. For any membership or sponsorship-related questions, please reach out to Karyn Houde, our executive director.

CoreNet Global New England Tour of Southline presented by the programs committee, July 19, 2023


CoreNet Global New England Tour of Southline presented by
the programs committee, July 19, 2023


While many of our members enjoy learning and professional development, a lot of our time spent together is pure social engagement that promotes a feeling of community and connection that you can’t find in the office. What better way to enjoy the summer season than with a rooftop soiree with professional headshot sessions and sunset city views from the Margulies Perruzzi Architects office. Our annual Summer Soiree was held on July 13 and was sponsored by the Career Strategies + Development Committee.

CoreNet Global New England
Summer Soiree presented by the career strategies + development committee, July 13, 2023

This season is all about golf - the course being the workplace of the future. We were thrilled to partner with our Young Leaders and DE&I Committees on Tuesday, August 1 to welcome the 2023 CREST interns to The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global at Granite Links in Quincy, MA. Participants enjoyed a golf clinic led by golf pros, so these early career professionals could improve their skills in advance of our Annual Charitable Golf Tournament at Pinehills Golf Club on October 5th in Plymouth, MA. There are still some sponsorships and foursomes opportunities, and there are still a limited number of Golf Clinic spots left! Please see more details about all of these events and register on our website. 

We celebrate individuals and organizations in our chapter who make significant contributions and pave the way for innovation in the CRE industry. We look forward to honoring our chapters’ leaders at our annual Awards of Excellence in the coming spring 2024 season. Award nominations will open mid-October 2023 for the 2024 Awards of Excellence - stay tuned for more information and enjoy some moments from the 2023 Awards of Excellence held on April 27, 2023 at Westin Seaport! 

Maureen Rystrom is the president/chair of CoreNet Global New England Chapter and vice president of marketing | partner at J. Calnan & Associates, Quincy Mass.



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