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Chapter Mission

To promote and advance the effectiveness, learning and best practices among professionals who deliver value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate, workplace resources and the work environment.

To be recognized by members and the industry at large as the Connecticut/Westchester and Western Massachusetts regions' leading professional organization dedicated to the commercial real estate industry.


Travelers Championship breakfast, at new venue, sees largest-ever crowd

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Chapter members and friends gathered for our annual Travelers Championship breakfast at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Gerry Holland, Vice President, Estimating and Marketing at BBE, right photo, updated the group on the course's new clubhouse, for which BBE is the general contractor. David Griggs, MetroHartford Alliance President and CEO, fourth from left, outlined his vision for the Alliance. With Griggs were, from left, Chapter President Mark Nisbett, People Places and Spaces; Dave Jackson, Red Thread; Becky Nolan, Metro Hartford Alliance; and Larry Levine, Red Thread. Thanks to Scott Kosswig and Greg Smulski of Stanley Black & Decker for hosting the event for the first time at the Stanley Black & Decker lounge on the 18th fairway. The June 22 breakfast saw the CoreNet Global Connecticut Westchester event's largest-ever participation -- some 60 people registered.


Chapter celebrates second annual Women's Networking Evening

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The chapter, in partnership with CREW CT – The Real Estate Network, held its second annual Women’s Networking Evening on April 17. Some 125 people attended the event, held at the Bone & Joint Institute Ambulatory Services Building at Hartford Hospital. From left, Terri Frink, The S/L/A/M Collaborative; Mark Nisbett, People, Places & Spaces and chapter President; Debbie Laviero, OFI; Colleen Sheridan, RM Bradley, and CREW –  CT President; Becky Nolan, MetroHartford Alliance; Jamie Brätt, Deputy Director, Development Services, City of Hartford; Sara C. Bronin, Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Hartford; Maureen Funke, greenbox-is; Stephanie Fulbright, The Hartford; Marcia Fowler, Herman Miller; Courtney Hendricson, CERC, and past President of CREW – CT.
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Speakers outline strategies
for smart buildings and smart spaces


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Mike DeNamur
, Vice President, Smart Building Solutions at JLL, outlined
strategies for integrating and monitoring building systems via the Internet of Things.
Heather Long, Integrated Technology Consultant at Steelcase, took the
discussion into the buildings themselves with a discussion on monitoring space
use and basing design decision on that use. The two spoke at a  
“Smart Buildings / Smart Spaces” session on March 29. Special thanks to
John Longo, Head of Facilities at Diageo, along with his team, for hosting the
event at Diageo’s Norwalk headquarters.

Chapter issues 2017 Annual Report

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Please click on the icon to view the chapter's
first-ever Annual Report.


Panel discusses WELL Buildings

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Stephen Brown, WELL AP, Vice President, Global Business Development, International WELL Building Institute, joined a panel to address the WELL Building Standard from a variety of perspectives. Ike Cheung, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED® AP, Senior Workplace Design Strategist at Haworth, and William Plunkett, Senior Associate in Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE, filled out the panel. Aetna hosted the Feb. 1 event