Past events

2018 Events

February 2018: Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

The National Committee looks forward to welcoming our new members as well as those renewing their membership for 2018.

March 2018: State of the Nation


Annual CoreNet Global Australia 2018 State of the Nation

Speakers:
  • Sydney/Melbourne: Brendan Rynne, KPMG
  • Brisbane: Peter Munckton, Bank of Queensland
  • Perth:  Nerida Conisbee, REA Group

March 2018: Young Leaders
Navigate and Network


Speakers:
  • Sydney: Kaitlyn Davidson, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Melbourne: Marlon Guiliani, City Holdings
  • Brisbane: Leah Ong, First State Super

March 2018: Site Tour – Access Canberra


One of the highlights of the 2017 CoreNet Government Workplace Symposium held in Canberra last year was a presentation by Craig Simmons, Director Access Canberra from the ACT Government on the ground-breaking Access Canberra workplace in the Cosmopolitan Building in Woden. There was considerable interest expressed in this project and so Access Canberra have agreed to host a site visit to be held on 27 March 2018.

For those that did not attend the Symposium, the Access Canberra fit out at the Cosmopolitan Building in Woden is the largest Activity-Based Working workplace that the ACT Government has completed as part of its new accommodation strategy.  

Cosmo as it is called by the members of the Access Canberra community is unlike any other building used by the ACT Government and deliberately so.  From the moment you first step into the building you are aware that this is not the “public service” that you might imagine.

April 2018: Site Tour – WeWork Pyrmont Sydney


WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 210,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and digital offerings. WeWork currently has 230 physical locations in more than 71 cities and 21 countries around the world.

Their members are companies of all sizes, in all industries. WeWork’s members are creators who run the gamut from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses, and divisions of large corporations.
WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

Speakers:
  • Jonathan Kearins, WeWork
  • Glenn Rourke, Lendlease
  • Leah Cleary, Lendlease

May 2018: Battle of the ages.  Organisational change and generational adjustment in a dynamic industry


Corporate Real Estate (CRE) is all about people. We need to understand organisational change and generational adjustment. The more we understand it, the more dynamic our workplace our profession shall become.

Join us for the first CoreNet Global Battle of the Ages forums where four generations of CRE professionals discuss how they see the future and what impacts this will have on their workplace and the profession as a whole.

Speakers:
  • Angus Harvey Ross, Harvey Ross Consulting
  • Matt Buckley, ACORPP
  • Jaime Burnell, Dexus
  • Adelaide O’Brien, CBRE

May 2018: Is your portfolio IFRS ready? Melbourne, SYDney


What will be the impact on your CRE leased portfolio strategy with the new IFRS 16 lease reporting standards being effective from January 2019? 

CoreNet Global Australia is pleased to present a number of breakfast panel discussions focussed on the implications of IFRS 16 from a CRE portfolio planning and strategy perspective. You will be pleased to note that we do not intend to get into the minutia of the accounting standards, but will be providing a simple overview of the practical implications of the changed lease reporting standards.

Melbourne speakers:
  • Aletta Boshoff, BDO
  • Mark Daniel, Property Beyond
  • Oliver Ridgwell, Trimble
  • Scott Snell, Cushman & Wakefield

Sydney speakers:

  • Dean Ardern, Pitcher Partners
  • Phil Windus, Deloitte
  • Sebastian Busa, Baker McKenzie
  • Chris Hanley, Cushman & Wakefield

May 2018: Site Tour - Optus Stadium, Perth


Optus Stadium in WA is a public private partnership (PPP) which is being managed by BGIS for 25 years. The 60,000 seat stadium is one of the world’s best multi-purpose facilities, hosting sports and entertainment events. Technology includes an impressive LED light and sound system, as well as over 1000 televisions in the stadium.  Officially opened 21 January 2018 the stadium and surrounding park features picnic and barbeque areas, public art, recreational facilities and the opportunity to dine in the restaurants that overlook the Swan River.

BGIS is involved with a number of PPP’s and BGIS is delighted to be an active partner in this latest and iconic building in Perth.
Bruce Henderson from BGIS will be leading this exclusive site tour and taking guests through a small section of the facility.

June 2018: CRE Tech 2.0, Sydney


One year on and virtual reality is old school, everyone is talking about AI and bitcoin. What is happening in the “proptech” space relative to CRE? Where is it all going? Do we really know?

Join us and a panel of technology gurus to explore how technology is changing the world but more importantly how it is changing us, our professions, our industry and our workplace.

Sydney speakers:
  • Murray Hurps, UTS
  • John Corbett, Cisco
  • Aidan Coleman, Charter Hall

Melbourne speakers:

  • Peter Coman, InDesign Technology Architects
  • Valerie Mack, Fender Katsalidis
  • Jeff Robinson, Aurecon
  • Craig Humphries, Hendry Group

JUNE 2018: Site Tour – WeWork BOURKE MELBOURNE


WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 210,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and digital offerings. WeWork currently has 230 physical locations in more than 71 cities and 21 countries around the world.

Their members are companies of all sizes, in all industries. WeWork’s members are creators who run the gamut from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses, and divisions of large corporations.

WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

Speakers:
  • Jonathan Kearins, WeWork
  • Yvonne Rantzen, Crone Architects

July 2018: Is your portfolio IFRS ready? Perth


What will be the impact on your CRE leased portfolio strategy with the new IFRS 16 lease reporting standards being effective from January 2019? 

CoreNet Global Australia is pleased to present a number of breakfast panel discussions focussed on the implications of IFRS 16 from a CRE portfolio planning and strategy perspective. You will be pleased to note that we do not intend to get into the minutia of the accounting standards but will be providing a simple overview of the practical implications of the changed lease reporting standards.

Speakers:
  • Oliver Ridgwell, Trimble
  • Brad McVeigh, HLB Mann Judd
  • Dylan O’Donnell, Cushman & Wakefield

July 2018: Young Leaders, Sydney
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, What they don’t teach you in University


  • Melbourne: Michaela Sheahan, HASSELL Studios
  • Sydney: Martyn Bell, St George Bank

August 2018: Canberra Half Day Government Symposium
Government Workplaces - Digitally Integrating People, Place and Process


As digital working continues to evolve, and office generations become more diverse in terms of cultural background, gender and age, new workplace models are emerging that challenge traditional perceptions about Government workplace, approaches to its procurement and the leadership of teams within it.  At this year’s Government Property Forum, the focus will be on exploring these new models, using cases studies and panel discussions to understand the opportunities they create, and the challenges faced in implementing them. 

You will hear from leaders in the field that will highlight how workplace strategy can evolve into a full digital transformation of systems and processes, how change can be successfully introduced in the government sector, how the private sector can be tapped to provide purpose-built next generation workplaces through commercially viable lease structuring, and how generational change is influencing leadership and management in the government sector.

This event will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to consider different approaches to planning agile digital and flexible workplace portfolios and how changed leadership approaches will motivate and meet diverse team expectations.

August 2018: CRE Tech 2.0, Brisbane

One year on and virtual reality is old school, everyone is talking about AI and bitcoin. What is happening in the “proptech” space relative to CRE? Where is it all going? Do we really know?

Join us and a panel of technology gurus to explore how technology is changing the world but more importantly how it is changing us, our professions, our industry and our workplace. 

Speakers:
  • Peter Coman, Managing Director, InDesign Technology Architects
  • Jo-Anne Mann, Global Head of Client Success, Serraview
  • Stephanie Miller, Senior Account Manager, Indicatrix

August 2018: The Future of Workplace, Sydney

In collaboration with CoreNet Global Australia, The Executive Centre is thrilled to bring together a panel of experts to share insights around the future of flexible workspace - exploring topics such as market, design, and technology.

Speakers:
  • Sean Lynch, Managing Director, Instant Group
  • Meryl Pearse, National Account Manager, Amicus
  • Jonathan Hannam, Managing Director & Cofounder, Taronga Group

September 2018: Annual Conference
Real Estate Re Imagined

The theme for the 2018 CoreNet Symposium is ‘Real Estate Re Imagined’, where the audience will be challenged to reimagine and reconsider the future of our corporate real estate industry against the backdrop of technology, converging disciplines, disintermediation and changing human demographics. 

Expert speakers will discuss the exponential impact artificial intelligence, robotics, nano technology, blockchain and quantum computing will have on the evolution of our industry, on the way we work, the way we live and the way we interact with each other. 

We will examine the way this technology is changing organisational structures, human resources practices, workplaces, real estate assets and the built environment to help us prepare for, and reimagine the future state of the industry. 

We will focus on four core REAL areas:
  • R – Robotics
  • E – EQ and the role of emotional intelligence
  • A – Artificial Intelligence
  • L – Learning

September 2018: Elemental Thinking

Oscar Wilde once said: “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing”.

We humans are all so different and yet so alike. Two people can work in the same place, doing the same job, and yet have polar opposite experiences.So when you’re designing a workplace to meet the needs of a myriad of different types of people, how do you create a space that becomes an enjoyable experience for everyone that comes into contact with it?

Neil Usher designed and delivered the multi-award winning Sky Central in London - one of Europe’s largest, most progressive and amenity-rich agile workplaces, successfully transitioning 3,500 colleagues from traditional working environments. Over the last two decades, he has created some of the world’s most interactive, collaborative, agile and community-focused workspaces.

His current role at Unispace as Executive Consultant brings the occupier-side experience to bear, encompassing strategy, business development and widening the scope of the service offer to include real estate and FM. He has an influential blog, work essence, is a regular conference and academic speaker, and his first book The Elemental Workplace was published by LID in March this year.

The Elemental Workplace, is about how to create a fantastic workplace that caters to the needs of everyone. He will share his views on how design can serve to create experiences that attract people, keep them engaged and add value to the business.

Neil has been described as a workplace maverick and when designing future workplaces, he prides himself on independent thought and challenging norms. At a time when people can be guilty of making workplace design overly complex and complicated, he’s on a quest for simplicity to get to the heart of what makes for a great workplace experience.

October 2018: CRE Tech 2.0, Perth

One year on and virtual reality is old school, everyone is talking about AI and bitcoin. What is happening in the “proptech” space relative to CRE? Where is it all going? Do we really know?

Join us and a panel of technology gurus to explore how technology is changing the world but more importantly how it is changing us, our professions, our industry and our workplace. 

Speakers:
  • Donna Edwards, State Delivery Manager, Readify
  • Aaron Leung, GM - Business Technology Services, Telstra
  • Stephanie Miller, Senior Account Manager, Indicatrix

October 2018: Site Visit – Quay Quarter

In the heart of the CBD, Quay Quarter will create a revitalised landmark site and vibrant destination for Sydney, at Circular Quay.

Bustling retail, restaurants, cafés and rooftop bars will bring vibrancy at any hour, day or night, making Quay Quarter a lively destination surrounded by natural beauty, iconic architecture and busy commerce.

Covering two city blocks, Quay Quarter comprises the stunning Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street – a bold enabler of corporate change for the visionary, ambitious, and those who want to declare the forward-facing nature of their business. 

The development also includes the boutique laneway precinct between Young and Loftus streets, a vibrant cultural hub of fine grain retail, and world-class restaurants, cafes and pocket bars, as well as Loftus Lane’s 106 luxury apartments.  

Quay Quarter will create a dynamic new neighbourhood at the gateway to the city; a flourishing harbour side destination, boldly transforming the way we work, live and play.

October 2018: Is your portfolio IFRS ready? Brisbane

What will be the impact on your CRE leased portfolio strategy with the new IFRS 16 lease reporting standards being effective from January 2019? 

CoreNet Global Australia is pleased to present a number of breakfast panel discussions focussed on the implications of IFRS 16 from a CRE portfolio planning and strategy perspective. You will be pleased to note that we do not intend to get into the minutia of the accounting standards but will be providing a simple overview of the practical implications of the changed lease reporting standards.

Speakers:
  • Jason Evans, Partner, Pitcher Partners
  • Alex Nguyen, Solutions Architect, Wolters Kluwer
  • James Hunt, Global Portfolio Manager – Real Estate and Projects, BGIS

October 2018: Young Leaders, Melbourne
Breakfast with a Leader - Reflect on your life story and become an authentic leader

Speaker:

Stewart Smillie, (Ret.) Senior Property Executive, Australian Taxation Office

Stewart is a former solider, active volunteer and long serving senior executive in the Australian Public Service. Before retiring, Stewart was the Assistant Commissioner for the Australian Taxation Office. In this intimate event, Stewart will be reflecting on leadership and authenticity throughout his career.

November 2018: Workplace Jam
Workplace 2030

“Future Workplace” is a consistent theme in CRE conferences and symposia. A typical format is presentations by subject matter experts on technology, wellbeing, sustainability and change management, all of which are relevant and important. The CoreNet Workplace Jam will examine these issues and more, but from a different perspective. Part-inspirational and part-participative, the Jam is intended to push boundaries in attitudes to and concepts of “workplace” by accessing the leading thinkers in Australian and New Zealand corporate real estate. 

Structured as a whole-day event, the morning sessions will comprise presentations by speakers who have created new horizons in work and workplace highlighting their change drivers and the ways in which they responded to these. 

The “Jam” will be held in the afternoon and is a new concept in symposia. 

It will focus on audience participation – mining the imagination, knowledge and experience of those present. Participants will be invited to form teams of eight, either prior to the event or at it. Individual registrants will be placed on teams by CoreNet Global. 

The format will be similar to a hackathon but conducted in one afternoon - tables will act as teams competing for a prize. Teams will be required to “imagine workplace 2030” and present it in 5 minutes. 

It will be FUN. There will be a panel of judges. Judging will be conducted on a scoring system like a debate, with points awarded for imagination, content and presentation. Bonus points will be awarded in the judging for a range of achievements: e.g. most end users at a table, most entertaining presentation, craziest idea, etc. 

Teams will brainstorm “The 2030 workplace – leveraging workplace to survive and thrive” and then present their conclusions and concepts. These presentations will be judged by a panel of industry leading figures.

November 2018: Young Leaders, Sydney
Why we are not moving fast enough in an ever-changing world?

Speaker:

Nick Deeks, Managing Director, WT Partnership

A forward-thinking leader, Nick Deeks is the Managing Director of WT Partnership Australia and joint chairman of WT’s international business. Nick is passionate about future-proofing our cities in the face of inevitable population growth and is all about transformation and change for a better tomorrow. In this intimate event, Nick will be sharing his visionary thoughts on why we are not moving fast enough in an ever-changing world, as well as insights into leading Australia’s largest independent quantity surveying and construction cost consultancy.

November 2018: Site Tour – Woodside, Perth

The campus-style complex includes the 32-storey building on Mount Street, a 400-seat auditorium, extensive end of trip and wellness facilities for employees and a four-storey office and future gallery on Mounts Bay Road.

Comprising over 60,000m2 of net lettable area, the fit-out is designed to foster collaboration and innovation with open floor plans wholly connected by inter-floor stairs, flexible meeting spaces and connected technology.

Post tour, we invite you to network with industry peers to celebrate 2018.

NOVEMBER 2018: END OF YEAR MEMBER MIXER.  SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH

The Australia Chapter would like to thank its members for their support through 2018 and invite you to join other members and industry peers for a relaxing evening.



2017 Events

February 2017: Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

March 2017: State of the Nation. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

April 2017: Barangaroo Site Tour. Sydney

April 2017: Young Leaders. Melbourne. Brisbane

May 2017: ABC Studios Site Tour. Melbourne

May 2017: CRE Technology Forum. Sydney

June 2017: Flight Centre Head Office Site Tour. Brisbane

June 2017: Workplace Forum

June 2017: CRE Technology Forum, Melbourne

July: Real Estate Outsourcing Forum. Sydney, Melbourne

September 2017: CoreNet Global Australia BGIS Hackathon. Melbourne

September: 2017 Annual Conference. Melbourne

September 2017: End User only event – KPMG Site tour. Sydney

September 2017: Young Leaders. Brisbane

October 2017: Global Workplace Webcast

November 2017: Bank of Melbourne Site Tour

November 2017: End of Year Member Mixer.  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

December 2017: Site tour – VicTrack. Melbourne

 

2016 Events

February 2016: Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

February 2016: State of the Nation

April 2016: 480 Queen Street, Site Tour "Round 2". Brisbane

April 2016: 400 George Street Site Tour. Sydney

April 2016: Young Leaders Networking Events. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

June 2016: London - what’s the current state of play with flexible offices? Sydney

July 2016: ​An Audit matter or CRE strategy? IFRS 16, Lease Accounting Changes. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

September 2016: Annual Conference. Sydney

October 2016: Outsourcing Forum. Sydney

November 2016: After the Boom – Defining the ‘New Normal’. Perth

November 2016: 1 William Street site tour. Brisbane

November 2016: Is Gender still on the Agenda? Canberra

November 2016: Young Leaders Networking Events. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

November 2016: End of Year Member Mixer.  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth