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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.

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Fairfield / Westchester members and guests welcome the New Year


Chapter President Mark Nisbett of People, Places and Spaces, bottom right, and Immediate Past President Scott Kosswig of Stanley Black and Decker, bottom left, presented highlights of 2018 to more than 50 chapter members and guests at the Fairfield / Westchester New Year’s party on Jan. 31. OFI hosted the event at its Stamford showroom.

Members toast a successful 2018 and Chapter of the Year award


Members of the CoreNet Global Connecticut Westchester board of directors and advisory board toasted a successful 2018, including a high renewal rate, additional sponsorship growth and the Chapter of the Year award for 2018, at the annual Year in Review Holiday party. From left, Robyn Abbate, Wiggin and Dana LLP; Pete Olson, CBRE; Scott Tibbo, JLL; Stephanie Fulbright, The Hartford; Scott Kosswig, Stanley Black & Decker; Mark Nisbett, People, Places and Spaces (and Chapter President), holding the Chapter of the Year trophy; Marcia Fowler, Herman Miller; Wade Godin, CVS; Bill Clegg, STV/DPM; John Putnam, Cushman & Wakefield; Dave Jackson, Red Thread; and Dan Elman, Elman Consulting (and chapter Executive Director). Fowler was named 2018 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for her work chairing the Sponsorship committee (and growing sponsorship). Red Thread hosted the Dec. 11 event in East Hartford. Inset, Robyn Abbate presents toys collected at the party to Jennifer Meligonis DeJohn, Development Officer at The Village. Click here for more party photos.

Skip Weisman provides counsel on workplace communication


Skip Weisman, business coach and workplace communication consultant, discussed the “Seven Deadly Communication Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them” at the chapter’s annual joint breakfast with the Connecticut Valley chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Nearly 100 members and friends attended the Nov. 14 event, which Stanley Black & Decker hosted once again at its New Britain, Conn., world headquarters campus. After his talk, Weisman, a former professional baseball executive, signed copies of his book, Overcoming the 7 Deadliest Communication Sins.

University-outreach event draws from UConn and U. of Hartford


Students from the University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford joined chapter Young Leaders, chapter board members and other chapter members at a university-outreach networking event at Bear’s Smokehouse in downtown Hartford. Some 40 people attended the Nov. 8 event, making this the largest university-outreach program that the chapter has ever organized. The event followed a visit to UConn in Storrs, at which Scott Tibbo of JLL, Chapter President Mark Nisbett of People, Places and Spaces, and Leo Pupim of VisionPoint introduced UConn real estate students to CoreNet Global and the various moving parts of a corporate real estate career. Special thanks to Scott Tibbo leading this important effort.

Chapter named Chapter of the Year for second time in five years


The chapter was excited to be named Chapter of the Year in the Small-to-Medium Chapter category. The award was announced at the 2018 Boston Summit. It was the second time in five years that the chapter was considered the best chapter in the world, and the sixth straight year in which the chapter was a finalist for the award. From left, Leo Pupim, VisionPoint; Pete Olson, CBRE; Rosalind Dos Santos, who attended the Summit from Johannesburg, South Africa; Dave Jackson, Red Thread; Mark Nisbett, People, Places and Spaces (and chapter President); Becky Nolan (front), MetroHartford Alliance; Jan McKenzie, ASSA ABLOY; Scott Tibbo, JLL; and Dan Elman, chapter Executive Director. Dos Santos serendipitously joined the Connecticut Westchester table at the Global Awards & Recognition Dinner, and her former company, Liberty Financial Services, which she was representing, received the Global Innovation Award (she didn’t know she was receiving the award until it was announced). She celebrated with the chapter and was welcomed as a “forever friend” of the Connecticut Westchester chapter.

Development experts tout benefits of repositioning historic buildings


Sara Bronin, architect, attorney and Chair of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, left, and Jamie Brätt, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hartford's Department of Development Services, discussed the benefits of repositioning historical buildings in Hartford and throughout Connecticut. Jordan Haynes, Head of Real Estate at Hartford Steam Boiler, hosted the Oct. 3 event and offered attendees a tour of the company’s recently retrofitted conference and training space.


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