June 6, 2022 | Issue 28
Message from your Chapter President, Rebecca Nolan
How can we already be going into the second half of 2022! Time files when you enjoy what you’re experiencing.

For starters, thank you to our Special Events team member Maureen Funke who put together a wonderful in-person social hosted at greenbox-is in the historic Coltsville section in Hartford.
The showroom space offered a unique opportunity to see new technology for workplace environments. What I found interesting was the way the group all navigated into the kitchen design area where the space offered a warm setting for causal conversation, like all house parties, everyone always ends up in the kitchen.

The Program Committee held the first in our new End User Program Series at PepsiCo. Worldwide Headquarters hosted our in-person. The networking and an open discussion focused on Corporate Real Estate: Leading the Transition from Pandemic to Endemic.

We learned from PepsiCo Erica Wagner, Vice President, Global Real Estate, who provided insight into her team’s responsibilities that focus on economic development and incentives, sales strategy, transactions, workplace strategy and design, employee experience, and product management. With over 200 MSF in over 4000 locations. Joined by Jenya Adler, Director of Workplace Transformation and Employee Experience, and Kristina Alfonso, Sr. Manager, Global Workplace Strategy and Design, they have built a centralized team to be a world class real estate organization.

MasterCard in comparison has a more compact real estate footprint. Sajit Sankar, Global Capital Projects & Americas Real Estate Services discussed a portfolio perspective, that includes 8 MSF located in 189 countries with centralizing real estate functions to design and build corporate real estate.

Moderated by Scott Tibbo, Principal Managing Director, SIREAS, Inc. the evening was accented by a beautiful backdrop of the unique sculpture garden on a perfectly manicured campus.

Finally, we are so thankful to have a great programs committee who arranged the event.

With only a couple weeks to go the 2022 Eastern Regional Symposium (ERS), is just around the corner. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to register for the ERS themed Disruptive Workplace Trends, Shifting Real Estate Paradigms. Chapter End Users are eligible for FREE Attendance! Please reach out for more details.

Want to be an Early Bird? Registration ends June 13th for the CoreNet Global Summit | Chicago | November 1-3, 2022.

Stay cool and enjoy the beautiful summer.

Until next month…Make a Difference!

Upcoming Chapter Events
ERS: Disruptive Workplace Trends & Shifting Real Estate Paradigms
June 13-14
Drexel University, Philadelphia
Networking @Nite: A Westport Edition
June 15, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Serendipity Labs, 55 Post Road W, 2nd Floor, Westport, CT
2022 Annual Golf Outing
August 15, 2022
New Haven Country Club, Hamden, CT
Workers are returning to the office — and finding it has its charms
By Virginia Backaitis, NY Post
Forget all the chatter about employees never wanting to go back to the office again. According to Jim Clifton, CEO of pollster Gallup, the majority of workers want to return at least some of the time. The reason? To collaborate, socialize and make important decisions alongside co-workers.
“The [office] building becomes an event center for you, and a collaboration center ,” he said in a podcast conversation with Gallup editor Mohamed Younis. “Because if you’ve got something really hard you want to work on with me, you need to come and draw it on a board for me.”

Annual Golf Outing: Sponsorship Opportunities

We still have opportunities for Golf Sponsorships! Early-bird prices are good run through June 30. Contact us for more information, or to sign up today!
Welcome New Members:
~ Stuart Schwartz, Senior Vice President/Partner, IST Management Services Inc.
~ Rebecca Symmank, Enterprise Account Executive, iOFFICE&SpaceIQ
~ Tanya Ash, Designer, Workspace Consulting Group
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