CoreNet Global Announces Winners of 2014 Awards for Industry Excellence, Economic Development and Sustainable Leadership

ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreNet Global announced today that Zurich Insurance Group, the City of Dallas, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. are the winners of three annual best practices awards given by the corporate real estate (CRE), workplace and economic development association. CoreNet Global presents the awards each year to industry leading organizations that demonstrate best-in-class practices in advancing corporate real estate thought leadership.

Senior leaders judging more than 50 entries across the three awards categories selected the following winners:

  • Zurich Insurance Group received the 2014 CoreNet Global Industry Excellence Award for Project Neutrino, a new approach to value-based partnership sourcing
  • CoreNet Global presents its annual Economic Development Leadership Award to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Council for its work on the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • The city of Dallas received The Sustainable Leadership Award for its implementation of Green Building Codes

Phase 1 winners from the three award competitions were elevated to compete this summer at Emory University in Atlanta for the 2014 Global Innovators Award, sponsored by Gensler. The Global Innovator Award winner will be announced in October at the CoreNet Global Summit in Washington, DC

The complete list of 2014 Global Innovators Awards finalists are as follows:

  • Zurich Insurance Group: Project Neutrino
  • Iometrics, Inc: Demonstrating Human Capital Value to Drive Workplace Change at Apollo
  • CBRE: World's First WELL-certified Commercial Office for CBRE Global HQ
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: The Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance: CEO Council's Successful HQ Marketing Plan
  • Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL): PoweringFlorida Resource Center
  • City of Dallas: Green Building Codes
  • Wells Fargo/CBRE: LEED for Existing Buildings Retail Volume Program

CoreNet Global also recognizes and thanks the 2014 Phase 1 Award judges:


Deb Heffner - Greater Reading Economic Partnership
Michael Nuby - Southern California Edison
Dennis Donovan - WDG Consulting
Geoffrey Troan - Lockheed Martin


George Gosieski - Broadcom Corporation
Tim Shen - CBRE
Matt Fanoe - Coca-Cola
Michael Bloom - GSA, General Services Administration
Colette Temmink - Apollo Education Group, Inc.


Dave Chang - HSBC
Adam Hoy - Unilever
Larry Ebert - LPE Advisors
Deb Dailey - Sodexo
Silvano Mason - Public Works and Government Services Canada

About CoreNet Global

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CONTACT: David Harrison +1.410.804.1728 david@harrisoncommunications.netSource: CoreNet Global