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. They also coordinate the placement of articles, news releases and ads in business and trade publications and maintain relationships with editors. They are also responsible for the creation and distribution of the Chapter’s Newsletter, E-News, electronic marketing and website.  

Chair: Lee Kosmac, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (To contact Lee, click here.)



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 as a whole. 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. (To contact Tom, click here.)


Sustainability Community

The CoreNet NYC Sustainability Community promotes the development, introduction and dissemination of industry best practices, guidelines and protocols in an effort to accelerate the adoption and diffusion of sustainable and socially responsible real estate 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.


Women's Group

The CoreNet NYC Women's Group is dedicated to providing networking opportunities and programs specific to issues facing women in the Corporate Real Estate industry. Our goal is to elevate women in Corporate Real Estate through engagement, empowerment and education. 

Chair: Debra Cole, HLW International  (To contact Debra, click here.)

Vice Chair: Shelly Bloch, Skadden Arps


Young Leader's Group

The CoreNet NYC Young Leaders committee is dedicated to the educational and networking needs of individual practitioners serving the corporate real estate industry under the age of 35. Our 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  (To contact Alison, click here.)

Vice Chair: Jeremy Libby, American Express



The CoreNet NYC Membership committee works with the CoreNet Global to ensure that the members and prospects lists are kept up to date.  While connecting with new members and encouraging participation within the Chapter, the committee recruits prospective members to get more involved and join.  They organize new member events and orientations actively seeking to increase chapter membership.

Chair: Sheena Gohil, Colliers International (To contact Sheena, click here.)

Vice Chair: Kelley Douglass, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope



The CoreNet NYC Programs committee develops cutting-edge quarterly programs geared toward discussing commercial real estate industry trends. They enlist 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: Jody Brown (To contact Jody, click here.)

Vice Chair: Jamie Ragucci, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank


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 Holiday Party.  Each event has a dedicated subcommittee, managed by Vice-Chairs who oversee the tasks involved in organizing the affair.  

Chair: Mindy Williams-McElearney, L&K Partners Inc. (To contact Mindy, click here.)


Dinner Committee

Vice Chair: Jennifer Abbattista, WB Wood/ Clipper Wall


Golf Committee

Vice Chair: Gus Field, Cushman & Wakefield


New Year’s Party Committee

Vice Chair: Kristine Scotto, Workwell Partners


Specific Industry Groups (SIGs)

The CoreNet NYC Special Industry Groups (SIGs) are industry-focused forums for members to convene over topic of interest. 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 (To contact Vito, click here.)


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. (To contact Cindy, click here.)

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.

Chair: Ted Moudis, AIA, Ted Moudis Associates (To contact Ted, click here.)

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 they 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 (To contact Karen, click here.)



Treasurer Chair: Dino Piccini, Transwestern
Vice Chair: Lou D'Avanzo, Cushman & Wakefield