CoreNet Global Announces Advisory Panels to Guide Research Agenda

ATLANTA, May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreNet Global announced today the selection of industry experts to serve on its Knowledge Advisory Panels (KAPs) that will guide the research agenda for the association's five Knowledge Communities and generate new knowledge in the field of corporate real estate.

The KAPs will determine research topics and the overall plan of activity, and participate in the creation and distribution of content.

The industry leaders, drawn from diverse backgrounds and global regions within the association's membership, represent the best in thought leadership in their areas of expertise, and were chosen by a special task force of the CoreNet Global Board of Directors.

They were selected to serve for Fiscal Year 2014:

Manufacturing and Industrial Community

Patricia L. (Pat) Crumley, Director of Real Estate, MillerCoors LLC

Guy Douetil, Managing Director, EMEA Corporate Solutions, Colliers International

Ron Keller, Vice President/General Manager, Global Industrial Market, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Terry Li, Director, JH Investment Group Limited

John R. Patelski, Executive Vice President, GHAFARI Associates LLC

Jason Peckmore, Regional Manager EMEA, Shell International

Strategic Facilities Management Community

Donna Burnell, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Ian Dunning, Global Facilities Director, Workplace Services, Unilever

David Kimball, Vice President Operations – Integrated Facility Services, ARAMARK

Dom Sherry, Vice President Global Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Strategy and Portfolio Planning Community

David W. Chang, Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning, HSBC

Sally A. Fisher, Senior Director, Americas Real Estate, Pfizer

Ir. Rob Huisman, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Robert (Bob) Schuur, Project Manager – Strategic Planning, Corporate Facilities, Southern California Edison

Peggy Withrow, Workplace Strategy and Planning, Apple

Chris Zlocki, Executive Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation, Corporate Solutions, Colliers International

Sustainability Community

Stefan Dembinski, Senior Vice President Asset Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, Brookfield Office Properties

Bruce Graham, Director, Strategic Portfolio Consulting, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Sam Pickering, Head of Energy and Sustainability EMEA, CBRE

Tim Shen, Director Sustainability – Asia, CBRE

Colette Temmink, Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities, Apollo Group

Workplace Community

Steve Hargis, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas

Jan Johnson, Vice President Design and Workplace Resources, Allsteel

Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Director, Global WorkPlace Innovation, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Sven Wingerter, Managing Director/Partner, Eurocres Consulting GmbH

Mike Zamora, MCR, SLCR, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan Regions, CISCO

"We are excited to have the engagement and support of such a strong group of member experts as we roll out our new model for Knowledge Communities," stated CEO Angela Cain.

Taking up the position of Director, Knowledge Community Research on the staff team is Craig Van Pelt, who comes to CoreNet Global from Clarion Associates, a real estate service provider firm based in Chicago. At Clarion, Craig – who recently graduated from the Executive MBA program at the University of Michigan – delivered value for clients across a wide range of activities, including financial analysis and modeling, real estate analysis and valuation, market demographics and site selection. "We're glad to have Craig join us," said Tim Venable, Vice President of Knowledge and Research. "I look forward to working with him and our Knowledge Communities to deliver a robust program of research for our members."

About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world's premier association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers with more than 7,800 members worldwide. For more information, visit

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