President's Message



On behalf of the Leadership Council of the Canadian Chapter of CoreNet Global, it is a pleasure to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year. To say we are excited for what 2019 has in store would be a considerable understatement.

Since our Annual General Meeting of members in October, the Canadian Chapter has been working hard to put the finishing touch on 2018 and set the table for an even more exciting year ahead.

In November, our 7th annual REmmy Awards Gala took place at Arcadian Court with over 250 corporate real estate professionals on hand to recognize and honour this year’s deserving finalists and winners. If you haven’t had an opportunity to see this year’s award recipients, please take a moment to visit the REmmy Awards page. Plans are already underway for an even bigger event for this year so be sure to keep your projects in mind for 2019 award consideration.

Also in November, over 100 industry professionals turned out for a breakfast event in Toronto entitled Value of Existing Retrofit – Landlord, Tenant and Design Perspectives. Fittingly, the engaging panel discussion was hosted in the impressive Lobby Atrium of QRC West.

Meanwhile in Montreal Region, 2018 ended with a flurry of events activity including a successful December lunch and learn event called Workplace Powered by Human Experience with special guest speaker Dr. Marie Puybaraud, International Director at JLL Corporate Solutions in Paris, France. This is an event I had the good fortune of being able to attend in person. Congratulations on a job very well done to our Montreal Region representatives!

As mentioned earlier, I’m confident 2019 will be an even more exciting year from an events perspective. Our newly restructured Programming Committee is being co-chaired by Leadership Council newcomers Rodney McDonald of Avison Young and Charlie Musgrave of Ivanhoe Cambridge. Watch our events listings page for information on upcoming programming as it becomes available.

Speaking of our Leadership Council, in addition to Rodney and Charlie, we were fortunate to welcome three others to the ‘team’ this year including Lisa Fulford-Roy (CBRE), Vishal Sawlani (Colliers International) and Caitlin Turner (HOK). I want to take a moment to thank everyone on the 2018-2019 Canadian Chapter Leadership Council for their volunteerism and dedication to the corporate real estate industry.

Currently, the Canadian Chapter of CoreNet Global boasts an active membership of over 350 professionals across the country focused on advancing corporate real estate knowledge, connecting people and promoting personal excellence through diverse and relevant programming. Ours is the corporate real estate association of choice where our members can attend local, national and international summits and connect with more than 8,000 CoreNet members in chapters around the world. Whether it’s the global economy, sustainability practices, workplace mobility, alternative workplace strategies, the latest in technology or an infinite number of leading edge topics, membership in the Canadian Chapter of CoreNet Global allows you to connect and grow with like-minded professionals in a great learning environment. If you’re not on board already, considering joining us this year.

Once again, all the best of the New Year to you. I wish everyone great success in 2019!


Michael Miceli
Manulife Financial