The Administration committee coordinates all administrative functions of the Chapter and ensures that the marketing strategy and tools are dynamic and consistent amongst all media and within each committee. The committee also coordinates the placement of articles, news releases and ads in business and trade publications and maintains relationships with editors. The Administration Committee is also responsible for overseeing the creation and distribution of the Chapter’s Newsletter, E-News, electronic marketing and website..  

Chair: Sara Francini, Skanska



The CoreNet NYC Communities are forums for ongoing collaboration among Chapter members to share critical knowledge and discover solutions to common problems affecting the industry. Communities of practice allow members to tap into the distributed intelligence of the corporate
real estate community. Members are part of a broader network within CoreNet Global Communities and have access to programs, research, reports and fellow thought leaders worldwide via the organization’s online professional networking tool, “NetWORK.” Locally, the CoreNet NYC Communities include Sustainability, Strategy & Portfolio Planning (SPP) and Technology.

Chair: Tom O’Halloran, Structure Tone Inc. 


Sustainability Community

The CoreNet NYC SPP Community focuses on the areas of intersection among key aspects of portfolio planning, including finance, technology, sustainability, health and wellness and talent. Events are structured to combine research with inter-disciplinary collaboration, making SPP the meeting place for experts to share their experiences and best practices.

Vice Chairs: Dmitriy Morozov, Morozov; Enara Yusufova, Waldner's Business Environments

Strategy & Portfolio Planning (SPP) Community

The CoreNet NYC Strategy and Portfolio Planning Community focuses on the areas of intersection among key aspects of portfolio planning, including finance, technology, sustainability, health and wellness and talent. Events are structured to combine research with inter-disciplinary collaboration, making SPP the meeting place for experts to share their experiences and best practices.

Vice Chair: Erika Sandberg, Tiffany’s

Technology Community
The CoreNet NYC Technology Community is a knowledge sharing network providing members with access to end-users and service providers in technology evaluation, implementation and management to leverage collective learning and future trends while driving innovation.

Vice Chair: Paul Darrah, Google

Women's Group

The CoreNet NYC Women’s Group provides networking opportunities and programs specific to issues facing women in the Corporate Real Estate industry. The committee’s goal is to elevate women in Corporate Real Estate through engagement, empowerment and education. The Women’s Group also manages the Mentor Program, which is opened to all members, men and women.

Chair: Debra Cole, HLW International 


Young Leader's Group

The CoreNet NYC Young Leaders committee is dedicated to the educational and networking needs of individual practitioners under the age of 35 serving the corporate real estate industry. Its mission is to attract and retain the Chapter’s future leaders with programs designed to encourage young professionals to participate and become actively engaged in the industry. Comprised of corporate real estate and workplace executives from various industries including banking, law, media, insurance, real estate brokerage, engineering, architecture and project management, the committee is committed to ensuring that future real estate leaders have access to educational resources and networking opportunities with their peers, as well as senior professionals, to support their professional development and growth.

Chair: Alison Kwiatkowski 

Vice Chair: Jeremy Libby, American Express


The CoreNet NYC Membership committee works with the CoreNet Global to ensure that the member and prospect lists are kept up to date. The committee organizes new member events and orientations to encouraging participation within the Chapter, and actively seeks to increase Chapter membership by recruiting prospective members to join the organization and become more involved.

Chair: Kelley Douglass, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope


The CoreNet NYC Programs committee develops cutting-edge quarterly programs geared toward discussing commercial real estate industry trends. The committee enlists high caliber speakers who provide unique perspectives and insights on issues concerning the New York City market. Focused training and guidelines for best practices are also developed through Chapter programming.

Chair: Gus Field,  Cushman & Wakefield

Public Policy
The CoreNet NYC Public Policy committee responds to CoreNet member interest in chapter events and Executive Board leadership initiatives related to Infrastructure, Public Policy, Public & Private Partnerships and other issues in the community that are touched by the real estate industry.

Chair: Lisa Gibson, Time Warner

Special Events

The CoreNet NYC Special Events committee organizes and hosts the Chapter’s large scale annual events including: The Annual Dinner, Golf Outing and New Year’s Party. Each event has a dedicated subcommittee, managed by Vice-Chairs who oversee the tasks involved in organizing the affair.

Chair: Jennifer Abbattista, Innovant


Dinner Committee

Vice Chair: Kristine Scotto

Golf Committee
Co-Chairs - Alyson Blewett, CBRE; and Patrick Haynes, Creative Office Pavilion   

New Year’s Party Committee

Vice Chair: Jamie Feurborn, Ted Moudis Associates 


Specific Industry Groups (SIGs)

The CoreNet NYC Special Industry Groups (SIGs) are industry-focused forums for members to convene over topic of interest, while networking and sharing best practices. SIGs provide members with a great opportunity to network and share best practices in roundtable format on a quarterly basis. Exclusive to corporate end-users within the appropriate industry cluster, participants discuss current issues, brainstorm and help develop measurable real estate solutions.

Chair: Vito Bacarella, UBS Financial Services


Vice Chairs: Frank Aprilano, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Sarah Brown, UnitedLex

Financial SIG

Vice Chair: Mark Brooks; Jeremy Libby, American Express


Vice Chairs: Lisa Gibson, Time Warner; Jill Zunshine


External Relations 

The CoreNet NYC External Relations committee focuses on fostering learning partnerships with universities located in and around New York City. The committee builds constructive linkages between the Chapter, the City, and the community to enhance the chapter’s brand as the preeminent network of Corporate Real Estate professionals.

Chair: Cindy Quan, Goldman, Sachs, & Co. 

Vice Chair: Brian Schwagerl



The CoreNet NYC Sponsorship committee is responsible for implementation of the annual sponsorship campaign as well as maintaining relationships with the existing sponsors throughout the year. The drive starts in October and goes through late January, early February.

Chair: Ted Moudis, AIA, Ted Moudis Associates

Vice Chair: Jamie love, Goldman Sachs



The CoreNet NYC Workshops committee has two primary goals: to design and implement local learning workshops and to act as a resource center and advocate for the CoreNet Global learning programs. The committee implements six members-only workshops annually where the groups address technical topics and best practices, drawing on leaders in the industry as speakers. The committee hosts professional development seminars through the CoreNet Global’s CoRE Workshops program.

Chair: Karen Lalli, Gerson Lehrman Group 


The CoreNet NYC Newsletter committee is responsible for the creation and distribution of the Chapter’s quarterly Newsletter, Insite Magazine. The committee maintains relationships with editors and cultivates the Chapter stories that are shared throughout the year.  

Committee Co-Chairs: Marlene Manzella, Cushman & Wakefield; Alexandra Betesh, Visual Lease

Chair: Dino Piccini, Cushman & Wakefield
Accountant: Frank Morano, NBCUniversal