Trends • Summer 2008
CORENET ATLANTA TRENDS
TRENDS ONLINE

In This Issue

  1. PRESIDENT'S LETTER
  2. EDUCATION FORUM
  3. PROMOTING DIVERSITY: MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH
  4. BIM - WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS USING IT?
  5. WHAT IT TAKES
  6. MEMBERSHIP NEWS
  7. PHOTO ALBUMS FROM CORENET EVENTS
  8. GOLF TOURNAMENT
  9. 2008 BOARD MEMBERS
  10. CONTRIBUTORS

 

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PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Letter from Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Dear members,

Welcome to our first-ever Trends enewsletter! This year we are producing four editions of Trends – alternating between print and an enewsletter. With the enewsletter we have the benefits of lower cost as well as the opportunity to include many more photos of our events. Our next print version will be mailed in September.

What an amazing first half of 2008 our chapter has had. We have just completed our annual sponsor "thank you" golf tournament and once again, it was a resounding success. We had a new leader this year running things. Anna Ford stepped in to assume the reins from Steve Jones who ran the tournament for the past few years, after assuming control from Greg O'Brien. These present (and past) board members have done an outstanding job and continue to dedicate themselves to making sure our chapter is one of the strongest in CoreNet.

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CORENET EVENTS

Education Forum and
Other Upcoming Events

Rethinking

Scott Jennings, Chair of the Education Forum, and his team have been working hard to bring what will sure to be another exciting day of educational sessions for our 3rd Annual Education Forum, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Join the Atlanta Chapter in RETHINKING social, environmental, political and financial impacts on the future of Commercial Real Estate and its Users, Owners, Operator and Service Providers.

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CORENET TRENDS

Promoting Diversity:
Membership Outreach Event A Big Success

Promoting Diversity

“It's time to make CoreNet a more diverse organization,” said Darlene Hawksley of LCG Real Estate Services, Chairman of the Membership Committee of CoreNet Global Atlanta Chapter. “Less than one percent of the Atlanta CoreNet chapter is minorities. Our board doesn't feel it is a true representation of what's going on commercially in our city.”

In an effort to increase diversity in the organization, the Membership Committee hosted a reception with Atlanta Association of Commercial Real Estate, known as AcreNet, a group devoted to facilitating business for minorities in commercial real estate.

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CORENET TRENDS

BIM - What is it and Who is Using it?

BIM

You may have heard about the benefits of using BIM — Building information Modeling. But exactly what is it, who is using it and what are the benefits? Here are answers to those questions and more. We also spoke with an end user at Choate Construction on how he is using BIM. See his story at the end of the article.

What is BIM?
In simple terms, BIM is the process of generating and managing a building information model throughout the life cycle of a building.

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CORENET TRENDS

What it Takes

What It Takes

You've heard it said a million times, “To get the most out of your CoreNet Global membership, you need to get involved.” And yes, joining the organization and attending the monthly chapter events is a first step to getting the most out of your membership. But have you ever wondered what it takes to move up to the next level of leadership within CoreNet Global? Listed below are some concrete steps you can take in order to be recognized as a future leader within the chapter and among your peers.

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Membership News

Membership News

There was a record attendance at the New Members' Luncheon, with more than 37 people attending the May 22 event at The Buckhead Club. Several officers and board members were present and shared information on committee activities, encouraging new members to get involved. They were also introduced to the benefits of membership, including the Executive Development Program and additional information available to them on the CoreNet Global Website. The next new members luncheon will be on August 21.

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CORENET EVENTS

CoreNet Events

Networking at Daniel Corporation
March 13, 2008

VIEW ALBUM

Daniel Corporation

Junior Achievement Event
February 29, 2008

VIEW ALBUM

Junior Achievement

CoreNet Education Meeting
April 14, 2008

VIEW ALBUM

Education Meeting
CORENET EVENTS

CoreNet Tees Off!

The annual golf tournament was a great success! More than 150 people played
the course at Dunwoody Country Club on June 2, 2008.

VIEW VIDEO OF EVENT

The winning teams were:
The winning teams were:
1st place: Sonny Davis, Clay Sturgill, Brad Sellars, Parker Emery, Shawn Campbell, Alexa LaFontaine
2nd place: Randy Borst, John Fetz, Mike Dolan, Chuck Altimari, John Oliver, Don Buchanan
3rd place: Char Fortune, Steve Dils, Barry Snells, Marty McFarland, Bill Halter, Scott Meekins

Other winners were:
Long drive women: Char Fortune;
Long drive men: Scott Nelson;
Closest to pin women: Char Fortune, Dallas Otterlee
Closest to pin men: Joe Flenniken, Joey Phelan, Art Murray, Tate Godfrey; Putting Contest: Brad Sellars.
Bill Bland won the grand prize: a $1500 vacation package at Reynolds Plantation.

Thanks go to Anna Ford and Julie Gardner, Co-Chairs of the Networking Committee, John Flack, Golf Committee Chair, and all the CoreNet volunteers who worked on the tournament. Visit the links below to view a slide show of the day. You may also see video from the golf tournament on the website at www.corenetatlanta.org.


View a slideshow of the different teams

VIEW ALBUM


Golf Team

View a slideshow of the event

VIEW ALBUM

CORENET

2008 Board Members

Scott Smith
President
Education Management Corporation

Sam Unger, MCR, SLCR
President Elect
Ernst & Young LLP

Henry E. Smith
Treasurer
Earthlink, Inc.
 
Tim McCarthy

Secretary
The Staubach Company
 
Directors

Ken Ashley, SIOR, CCIM, MCR
Cushman & Wakefield

Bill Bland
Choate Construction

Anna Ford
Jones Lang LaSalle

Julie Gardner
Gensler

Jackie Gauthreaux
Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc.

Ken Gwinner AIA
Turner Properties, Inc.

Darlene Hawksley
LCG Real Estate Services

Peggy Henderson
Heery International

Scott Jennings
Holder Construction

Thomas Ladue
McKesson Corp.

Sally Joanne Maxwell MBA
IBM

John O’Hara
Hardin Construction

Diana Simaan
Baker Barrios Architects

George Snow
George Snow & Associates 

Lynn Storen

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Director Emeritus

Martin Brannon, Mohr Partners
Don Buchanan, IBM


Kathy Godwin
Chapter Administrator

Senior Advisors
 
Matt Fanoe
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

Buzz Anderson
Cox Communications

Trex Morris, MCR

Ernst & Young

John DeCouto, CCIM, MCR.h, SLCR
Bryant Commercial Real Estate Partners

 

CORENET

Contributors

Chapter President
Scott Smith
scott.smith@edmc.edu

Editor
Chris Schroder, 404-872-7289
chris@schroderpr.com

Writer and Managing Editor
Jan Schroder, 404-872-7289
jan@schroderpr.com

Graphic Designer
Ivey Doyal
ivey@schroderpr.com

Photographer
Bill Rubin
pix@VisionQuestPhoto.com

Communications Chair
Bill Bland
BBland@choateco.com

Newsletter Committee
Paul Bleichner
PaulBleichner@COOPERCARRY.com

Kerry Hughes
kerry.hughes@wellsreit.com

Steve Kufrovich
skufrovich@gilbaneco.com


Newsletter Committee: l-r Steve Kufrovich, Brad Miller, Susan Watts, Monte Townsend. Not pictured: Paul Bleichner, Kerry Hughes, Scott Kirk,
Lynn Storen

Scott Kirk
skirk@srssa.com

Brad Miller
brad.n.miller@jci.com

Lynn Storen
lstoren@macoc.com

Monte Townsend
monte@floodbrothers.com

Susan Watts
swatts@becollaborative.net

 

 

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