2011 Events

2011 Dec 13, Young Leaders Breakfast - Mr. Joseph Pereira

Tuesday 13th December - 7:45am to 9:00am

It is our honor to present Mr. Joseph Pereira - Regional Head of CRE & OPS at Zurich Financial to be our guest mentor in the next Young Leaders Breakfast to share his views and tips for younger members in the industry. Joseph is responsible for the leadership and management of Zurich's corporate real estate and operations in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle-East and Oceania.

Joseph's career has spanned and integrated the practice of Architecture, Project Management, Operations, Finance, and Asset Management into a comprehensive Corporate Real Estate Programme supporting multinational businesses and financial institutions across the globe.

If you are a CRE practitioner and aged 35 and under, you are welcome to join us for the Young Leaders Breakfast. Spaces are limited to 6 on a first come first served basis so be quick not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with a senior leader in the CRE industry.

DotCod Seafood Restaurant, Shop B04 Prince Building, Central, Hong Kong


2011 Nov 30, Christmas Party: Believers vs Non-Believers - Alternative Workplace Strategies

Wednesday 30th November - 6::30pm to 9:00pm

This workplace forum will take place in conjunction with an early Christmas party for members and friends of CoreNet. An interactive debate session will be held between believers and non-believers of Alternative Workplace (AWS).

John Bowden is Cisco Systems APJ and India Manager for Workplace Design and Development. He focuses on researching the way Cisco employees do their work and in building new workplace solutions that make their workplaces space-effective and the people productive. John has been in Hong Kong for more than 4 decades and has built offices across the region, with Cisco’s ongoing Bangalore Campus of 10 buildings and over 2 million square feet as a primary focus for effective workplace development.

Mark Bernard is Head for the HK commercial team in Knight Frank and has held Senior Executive positions over the last 25 years with international property firms across Asia Pacific & Australia. He is a well known expert in tenant representation, lease restructuring as well as large brokerage transactions and successfully represented some major Banks & International Firms expand within this region.

Andrew Watt is a corporate Real Estate professional with over 20 years experience in both Asia Pacific and UK. Andrew has been a Director within Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES) at Barclays Capital for 14 years where he has led the significant expansion of CRES in Asia from 230k sq ft in 12 countries to circa 1.3M sq ft, supporting the growth of the Asia Business. Whilst based in Hong Kong he has also performed the role of Chief Operating Officer and held responsibility for Security and Travel.

Open bar and canapés is served throughout the evening and numbers are strictly limited to 60 people.

Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong


2011 Oct 24, Sustainability Forum: The Dollars and Sense of Green Buildings - Trends and Opportunities

Monday 24th October - 8:00am to 9:00am

Ms. Mona Ip, VP Business Development of GreenLink Global will be the speaker in our upcoming sustainability forum, where we will focus on the implications and opportunities for the Hong Kong market from trends and discussions from the USGBC's GreenBuild Conference regarding business cases for sustainable buildings, from perspectives ranging from building owners and managers, tenants and occupants, to institutional investors.

Mona has 15 years of international business experience gained in North America, Europe and Asia. She is responsible for ensuring our specialized sourcing services and inte­grated packages meet your triple bottom-line objectives, working at the forefront of sustainability, environment, clean tech and green building sectors in Hong Kong. Mona has also worked as a Canadian Trade Commissioner in Guangzhou, China and in Warsaw, Poland.

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong