A MESSAGE FROM BARRY ALTON
As we enter into a new fall programming season, we reflect on this year’s events and accomplishments. The cam-araderie and synergies of our chapter’s talent continues to advance and realign our structure and offerings, responding to the trends which affect our corporate real estate community. This month’s Insite theme is Owned vs. Leased vs. Shared, a topic that resonates with those preparing for the new lease accounting rules released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). Real Estate Professionals, Asset Managers, Finance teams and Consultants have been discussing these rules for many years. This dialogue has been represented by countless CoreNet programs, workshops and discussions, fostering analysis around how these new rules affect their companies and company strategies to lease, share and own real estate and other assets.
With our continued focus on learning as a medium to connect our 1,040 members, we maintain a solid foundation of event offerings. These vary in scale from intimate curated round table discussions in industry-specific Special Interest Groups, through the many learning topics addressed in the Strategy and Portfolio Planning, Technology and Sustainability Communities, up through our Workshops. We are creating more license credit opportunities; for example, our Workshops are now eligible to award Professional Development Hours for American Institute of Architects license maintenance.
Special thanks to our Young Leaders and the Women’s Group for bringing Dale Carnegie training and mentoring—five years and going strong—to our chapter! Three scholarships have been awarded to students in real estate through the External Relations Committee in addition to two CORO program scholarships. Meanwhile, our larger Programs committee connects our members to the macro themes that affect our culture and community such as the Blockchain program in February and the Ron Chernow, big speaker event in September.
Additional thanks to our past chairs who continue their involvement as Advisors. They have successfully engaged the Executive Leaders Council and Landlord Circle to maintain focus on the topics that our Chapter’s leading real estate executives and landlords view as relevant in our industry, which in turn guides the chapter as we adapt to the inevitable changes of which we are all part. We look forward to seeing you at our remaining chapter events in 2018. Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors!