Awards and Honors

CORENET NYC ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2017 ANNUAL AWARDS 

CoreNet Global New York City Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Chapter awards for Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year, Service Provider of the Year and Commercial Interior Projects of the Year.  


Bruce MacAffer, Senior Vice President, Group Real Estate for the Americas at WPP, was awarded Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. Chris Kelly, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Development Officer of Convene, was named Service Provider of the Year. Time Inc. (TPG Architecture) was awarded Commercial Interiors Project of the Year Under 75,000 RSF, and Foot Locker (Ted Moudis Associates were awarded Commercial Interiors Project of the Year Over 75,000 RSF. Additionally, several members received volunteer appreciation awards during the event.

 

About the Nominees and Winners

 

2017 Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

WINNER: Bruce MacAffer, SVP, Group Real Estate for the Americas, WPP

MacAffer has been a corporate real estate professional for 25 years. Currently, he is SVP, Group Real Estate – Americas over seeing real estate strategy and portfolio management on WPP’s 9 million-square-foot North and South American real estate portfolio. MacAffer’s work at WPP has been described as truly transformational for the Global Real Estate organization, the people at WPP, the firm and the real estate industry. In New York City, WPP’s headquarters’ relocation projects have garnered many awards, including Grey Advertising in Madison Square Garden and Ogilvy & Mather on the Far West Side, which both won REBNY’s “Deal of the Year” in 2007 and 2008. In 2013, Young & Rubicam’s 375,000-square-foot HQ lease and condominium at 3 Columbus Circle won IFMA Design & Construction of a New Facility as well as for best LEED Certified Project. Currently, MacAffer and his team are working with GroupM developing its new 690,000 SF HQ anchoring 2 World Trade Center.

 

OTHER NOMINEES:

Shelly Bloch, Director of Global Real Estate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Joel Brenner, Vice President of Group Project Management, Time Warner Inc.

 

 

2017 Service Provider of the Year

WINNER: Chris Kelly, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Development Officer, Convene

Kelly is the co-founder, president, and chief development officer of Convene, commercial real estate’s first workplace-as-a-service platform. Convene operates a network of full-service meeting and event venues, and partners with commercial landlords to infuse “hotel-like” services and amenities into office buildings. Convene has 15 locations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with locations in Los Angeles and Chicago coming soon. Kelly is an active thought leader and industry spokesperson, and has spoken at WORKTECH, Cornell Baker School of Real Estate, NYC Shack Institute of Real Estate, and MIT Center for Real Estate. He has been recognized as a Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s New York Business, a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and is the only person to have been twice recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs.

 

OTHER NOMINEES:

Ted Moudis, Senior Principal, Ted Moudis Associations

Scott Panzer, Vice Chairman, International Director, JLL

 

CoreNet NYC Commercial Interiors Project of the Year (Under 75,000 RSF)

WINNER:

Time Inc.

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: TPG Architecture

241 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

NOMINEE:

Jet.com

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: IA Interior Architects

221 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

NOMINEE:

NEA

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: NBBJ

104 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

NOMINEE:

UBS Financial Service

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Verdarame | Cale

299 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10017

 

CoreNet NYC Commercial Interiors Project of the Year (Over 75,000 RSF)

WINNER:

            Foot Locker

            Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

             330 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001

NOMINEE:

Boston Consulting Group

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Gensler

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY, 10001

NOMINEE:

J. Walter Thompson Worldwide

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: HOK

466 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

NOMINEE:

KCG Holdings

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

300 Vesey Street, New York, NY, 10282

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**DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominations Due Monday, March 6, 2017** 

The CoreNet NYC Chapter 2017 Corporate Real Estate Awards of Excellence 

are open for submission! 


For the past few years, the New York City Chapter of CoreNet Global has nominated candidates for the CoreNet Global Corporate Executive of the Year competition. Last year’s NYC Chapter nominee was announced at the NYC Chapter Annual Meeting. The nomination is submitted to CoreNet Global and the winner is announced at the closing dinner of the Global Summit.

 

Nominees and winners will be announced at the NYC Chapter Annual Meeting: Service Provider of the Year and Project of the Year. In addition to receiving the awards at the Annual Meeting, winners of these awards enjoy promotion on the NYC Chapter website, in the print newsletter, and at educational and networking events throughout the year. Now is the time to consider nominating a project, individual, client, company or organization in one of the award categories. We are hoping to grow the local NYC Chapter Awards as a way to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of our chapter members. 

 

Click here for the nomination form.

 

Click here to submit your entry.

 

For more information please contact Rebecca Schwartz.

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Congratulations to the CoreNet Global 2016 Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year: CoreNet NYC's very own John M. Vazquez, SVP, Global Real Estate, Verizon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORENET NYC ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS

 

CoreNet Global New York City Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of our annual awards for Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year, Service Provider of the Year and Commercial Interior Projects of the Year. On June 28, 2016, members of CoreNet NYC gathered at 11 Times Square New York, NY for the annual meeting where award winners were honored.

John Vazquez, Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate for Verizon, was awarded Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. Dale Schlather, Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, was named Service Provider of the Year. Time Inc. was awarded Commercial Interiors Project of the Year Over 150,000 RSF and Teach for America was awarded the same title among project under 150,000 RSF. Additionally, several members received volunteer appreciation awards during the event.

 

About the Nominees and Winners

2016 Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

WINNER:

John Vazquez, SVP, Global Real Estate, Verizon

John M. Vazquez, is the SVP, Global Real Estate at Verizon. John’s work at Verizon has been described as truly transformational for the Global Real Estate organization, the people at Verizon, the firm and the real estate industry. John transformed the workplace for our employees while monetizing and optimizing the Verizon portfolio (over 110M SF with over 6,000 buildings). The employee experience created a frictionless workplace that supports productivity and attracts talent. This cultural change for the employees and executive team has elevated our stature as a forward thinking change agent with the employees and a good corporate citizen with the C- suite. John has also received recognition in the Industry as a thought leader with partners JLL, Gensler, C & W, CoreNet Global, CEB.

OTHER NOMINEES:

Phil Bottega, A.I.A., Head of CRE or the Americas

Donna Clark, SVP of Real Estate, Time Inc.

Jeff Elie, VP of Real Estate, Kaplan

 

 

2016 Service Provider of the Year

WINNER:

Dale Schlather, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

Dale joined Cushman Realty Corporation in 1986 as National Director of Financial Services based in Los Angeles. In 1991, Mr. Schlather founded the San Diego office of Cushman Realty where he was a Senior Broker for three years. In 1994, Mr. Schlather relocated to the New York City office of Cushman Realty where he was Senior Managing Director. In 2001, following the merger of Cushman Realty  with Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Schlather joined the midtown office of Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director. In 2012 Mr. Schlather was promoted to Vice Chairman and was the Top Producing Broker for Cushman & Wakefield. In 2015 he was the number two producer for Cushman & Wakefield and the top producer in NYC. During his 30 year career at Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Schlather has been responsible for the financial structuring, analysis and negotiation of major corporate and institutional relocations involving the assessment of current leasehold interests and the feasibility of lease/equity transactions, development opportunities and joint venture partnerships. He has played an integral role in the structuring, analysis, and implementation of over 30 million square feet of lease transactions in over thirty five cities across the United States and internationally, as a tenant representation broker.

OTHER NOMINEES:

Greg Burke, President, Lane Office Furniture

Todd DeGarmo, CEO, STUDIOS Architecture

Peter Miscovich, Senior Management Consultant, JLL

 

CoreNet NYC Commercial Interiors Project of the Year (Under 150,000 RSF)

WINNER:

Teach for America

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: HOK

Size/ 132,000 RSF

25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

NOMINEE:

Compass

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

Size/ 70,000 RSF

90 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

NOMINEE:

The Marshall WACE Project

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

Size/ 11,000 RSF

350 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

 

CoreNet NYC Commercial Interiors Project of the Year (Over 150,000 RSF)

WINNER:

Time Inc. - 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: STUDIOS Architecture

Size/ 700,000 RSF

NOMINEE:

CME/NYMEX Group - One North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Cannon Design

Size/ 170,000 RSF

NOMINEE:

Condé Nast - One World Center, New York, NY 10007

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Gensler

Size/ 1,300,000 RSF

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE CORENET NYC 2015 ANNUAL CHAPTER AWARDS

 

About the Nominees and Winners

2015 Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year

WINNER:

Richard J. Haray, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services - Interpublic Group

Richard J. Haray is Senior Vice President, Corporate Services of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies with over 450 offices in 120 countries worldwide. Mr. Haray began his tenure at Interpublic in 1996 overseeing real estate and insurance. He played a key role in centralizing this function and getting Interpublic on a path to better service and significant cost savings. In October 2005, Mr. Haray took on the additional responsibility of corporate-wide procurement efforts, including travel. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Haray was a Vice President and Lease Counsel of Rockefeller Center Management Corporation. Prior to Rockefeller Group, he held positions at both Shearman and Sterling and Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a Real Estate Associate. He is a lifelong resident of New York and currently sits on the board of the Bryant Park Management Corporation, Regional Plan Association and Fordham University President’s Council. Mr. Haray actively works on behalf of several local charities, including the St. Francis Food Pantries, and scholarship foundations benefiting Fordham and St. John’s Universities. Mr. Haray received his B. A. from St. John’s University and his J. D. Degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

OTHER NOMINEES:

Jody Brown, Senior Director of Global Sourcing - Real Estate & General Services, Thomson Reuters

Thomas P. Reilly, MBA, MCR, SLCR, Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

 

2015 Service Provider of the Year

WINNER:

Kent Holliday, Principal of Consulting Services, Cresa

Mr. Holliday brings more than 20 years of experience as a planner and strategist to the Cresa Consulting Services Group. He has focused on balancing real estate and facilities strategies with the objectives of corporations, universities and government institutions. Mr. Holliday has provided consulting expertise to clients with a complex mix of facility types and real estate options. One of Kent’s specialties is identifying what is measurable and how to use that data to improve the way his clients do business. His background in architecture paired with his understanding of data helps him provide quantitative results for all of his clients. Kent volunteers his time for the Consistory (Board of Directors) for the Collegiate Churches of New York, five unique New York City ministries in five distinct neighborhoods. All unified in social justice, affirmation, and spiritual growth.

OTHER NOMINEES: 

Erin Downing, Senior Project Manager - Project Management Services, Avison Young

Kenny Rodriguez, Co-Founder, New Vista Space 

 

CoreNet NYC Commerical Interiors Project of the Year Nominees

WINNER:

​Harper Collins Publishers - 195 Broadway

Architect: Environtects Architecture

Furniture: Haworth, Inc.

Size: 185,000 RSH

NOMINEES: 

​Initiative | IPG - 100 West 33rd Street

Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

Size: 95,000 RSF

Metlife - 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 13th Floor 

Architect: STUDIOS Architecture

Branding Graphics: Design 360 and Tom Everhart

Construction Manager: Structure Tone

Engineer: A&J Engineering

 

CoreNet NYC Redevelopment Project of the Year Nominees

WINNER:

Brookfield Place - 250 Vesey Street

Team: Brookfield Property Partners​

NOMINEES:

Hewlett Packard - Customer Experience Center - 556 West 22nd Street

Design Team: HLW International, WSP and 14d Events

Project Manager: CBRE

Jacob Javits Convention Center - 655 West 34th Street

Architect: FXFowle Architects, LLP