Monthly Newsletter | August 2021
Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are having a good summer wherever you might be. I know many will have ‘braved it’ and attempted to return to your home countries and I hope the experience has been successful. For those staying in the UAE, like many members of the committee, you are probably making the most of the staycation deals that are available. Enjoy!
We are taking a break this month with our virtual events and instead are focusing on the final arrangements for the Corporate Real Estate Innovation Forum on Thursday 2 September. With government restrictions still in place for business events, we won’t be able to accommodate the larger numbers we hoped so I do recommend that you reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.
As well as the Forum, we will return next month with a special LIVE in-person ‘End User’ round table on 12 September 2021 at Vida Emirates Hills. Save the date in your calendar and invites will be out very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Richa Singh
Chair - Middle East Chapter
Upcoming Events

2 September 2021
LIVE - Dubai

12 September 2021
LIVE - Dubai, Vida Emirates Hills
End User roundtable

7-9 November 2021
LIVE - Seattle, NA

8-10 March 2022
LIVE - St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Event Spotlight

Corporate Real Estate Innovation Forum Dubai
2 September 2021

New to the speaker line-up.....
Sharon Withe, Regional MD at CBRE and Jason Goddard, Global Alliance Director also with CBRE/ Standard Chartered Bank will discuss how Workplace Wellbeing and Culture is more important than ever since the emergence of COVID-19. They will look at the benefits of wellbeing for all concerned in the workplace, the 12 top priorities for workplace wellbeing, the connection between ‘Buildings, Wellness and Partnerships’ and how CBRE is driving the new flexible office for wellness.

Orangebox Insight - Summer 2021

We need to stop talking about office buildings and start talking about Relationship Buildings®. Orangebox’s Research & Insight team members Gerard Taylor, Jim Taylour, Luke Palmer & Nathan Hurley are excited to discuss the issues their clients are facing in 2021 and offer valuable insight and direction into what the post covid-19 workplace could become. Relationship Buildings® aims to cover a broad spectrum of research from realising the practicalities of hybrid working to new health & wellbeing initiatives, data-driven design, sustainability and the circular economy and understanding our under-30’s. Read More
Workplace Strategy Series

Stay up-to-date on current trends and best practices in the workplace with the Workplace Strategy Series. Comprising 3 programmes - Workplace Strategy and Essentials and Workplace Strategy Methodologies and
Workplace Strategy in Practice, the programmes provides CRE professionals with the opportunity to further hone their workplace strategy skills through collaboration with other experienced workplace strategy practitioners on real-life programmes. 
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate 

We are committed to doing all we can, using our collective power, to eliminate discrimination and promote equality in the workplace. Discrimination in any form–including due to race, skin colour, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or age–must be erased in the places we live and work. We believe in building an open community both within our association and within the many corporations in which our members are employed.
Trial Membership!

What’s included with your Trial Membership? The answer is Everything! All the benefits you would have access to as a paid member are available to you FREE for 30 days including your own copy of The Essential Guide to Corporate Real Estate, special member discounts for events, exclusive curated content via our app, the Source, access to the Member Directory to connect with your peers, and so much more! Don't delay and try us out today!
MCR Virtual Group Programme
Programme participation allows for MCR completion in 19 months!
Your chance to earn the much sought after globally recognised designation with the accelerated virtual Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) professional designation programme from your place of work in the Middle East! The MCR professional designation programme provides a series of courses designed to meet the training needs of corporate real estate (CRE) professionals. Course content is targeted to individuals with five or more years of experience in the profession. Learn More
Sponsor Spotlight
JLL MENA is delighted to continue their support and sponsorship of the chapter for another year. Toby Hall, Head of Office and Business Space Leasing at JLL UAE and Chapter board member said “the CoreNet Global platform provides excellent education and networking as well as opportunities to present new trends and technology to a wide audience regionally”. To learn more on the Middle East Chapter sponsorship opportunities Click Here
Board Member Spotlight
Meet Joyce Jarjoura an Associate with Gensler who joined the Middle East Chapter Board earlier this year to support initiatives and activities for our Young Leader members. A Young Leader herself, Joyce is passionate about bringing fresh new insights into the Chapter's Young Leader programme to enhance the value and benefits for all.
Meet Sophie Joyce, Property & Tenant Relationship Manager at ICD Brookfield Place who joined the Middle East Chapter Board earlier this year to support the Young Leader membership segment. Sophie has worked in the Australia, UAE and UK property markets and is perfectly placed to help drive the Chapter's new marketing strategy.