Dear Mid-Atlantic Chapter Members,
How quickly a year flies by. At the beginning of the year, we (your Mid-Atlantic CoreNet
Board of Directors and Executive Committee) set out ambitious goals for expanding our
brand and engagement strategy.
Through a series of bold goals and objectives we set out to:
• Launch a new signature event showcase;
• Demonstrate our value to our sponsors and maintain 2017 sponsorship levels;
• Retain our existing members and bring new industry colleagues into the tent;
• Deliver exceptional programming through quality education events; and
• Facilitate enriching networking opportunities for our occupier users and the providers who service them.
Looking back, we have had an extraordinary year. Our board achieved record membership and sponsorship commitments. Your survey feedback on the education programs recognized an increase in diverse, quality programming. Our three signature annual events: Gala, Golf, and - new to the rotation - the Technology Symposium, were each standout events. We celebrated our achievements and CRE industry with nearly 400 Gala attendees at The Anthem music venue at the Wharf. We enjoyed beautiful fall weather at Westfields with a successful golf event, where we witnessed a hole-in-one. And the inaugural Technology Symposium was a hit - we received media coverage and 100% satisfaction results from our 125 attendees. In fact, we are already planning the Technology Symposium for next year, tentatively scheduled for January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
I hope you will plan to join us for our Holiday Party on December 4th at Washington REIT's Army Navy Building overlooking Farragut Square and the capital city.
I am grateful for the commitment of the Board of Directors who, along with the Committee volunteers, invest so much time and energy into making CoreNet worthwhile and fun. Behind the scenes of each event are a group of leaders passionate about giving back to this network of CRE professionals. Thank you volunteers, members, sponsors, and our Chapter Administrator, Briana Kovar, for a wonderful year. I have been honored to serve as your president of this outstanding organization.
Peter Van Emburgh
Chapter President, CoreNet Mid-Atlantic