Awards and Honors

**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.


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
























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


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.


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


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.


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)


Teach for America

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: HOK

Size/ 132,000 RSF

25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004



Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Ted Moudis Associates

Size/ 70,000 RSF

90 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011


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)


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

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: STUDIOS Architecture

Size/ 700,000 RSF


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

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Cannon Design

Size/ 170,000 RSF


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

Team/ Architecture Interior Design: Gensler

Size/ 1,300,000 RSF




About the Nominees and Winners

2015 Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year


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.


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


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.


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


​Harper Collins Publishers - 195 Broadway

Architect: Environtects Architecture

Furniture: Haworth, Inc.

Size: 185,000 RSH


​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


Brookfield Place - 250 Vesey Street

Team: Brookfield Property Partners​


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