Last week, John Christenbury, Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Tenant Representation Group in Charlotte, was named Young Leader of the Year at CoreNet’s CORE Awards. The mission of the CORE Awards is to promote excellence and effectiveness of corporate real estate professionals and the CRE industry in the Carolinas by celebrating exemplary contributions.
The Young Leader of the Year award recognizes a professional (end user or service provider) under the age of 35 who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated leadership in the Carolinas corporate real estate community. Winners were selected based on five criteria:
- Demonstration of leadership and significant achievements and contributions in their job
- Contribution to the CRE industry through active participation, professional development and volunteer service
- Winner stands out as a role model for other young leaders in the professional community
- Knowledge of industry trends, best practices and current topics
- Strong advocacy and endorsements from leaders in the professional community
At Cushman & Wakefield, John serves as a strategic advisor to office tenants, lowering real estate costs and occupancy risks, while maximizing workplace flexibility and productivity. He has a specific focus and understanding of the burgeoning financial technology scene in Charlotte, and his clients find the knowledge of their industry as an added resource to real estate experience. John also sits on the Cushman & Wakefield National Emerging Technology Advisory Board.
Christenbury is a multiyear winner of CRCBR’s deal maker award – most recently achieving Platinum in 2017. He has also been chosen to be part of the 2019 Board Members of CoreNet as Chair of Programs Committee. In the community, John was past Chairman and is currently Council Member of the Boys and Girls Club. He also on the board for the Salvation Army.
CoreNet Global’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, and chapters and networking groups. The Carolinas chapter of CoreNet connects groups of professionals, end users and service providers in order to advance knowledge, promote personal excellence and add value to each individual and their respective enterprises. The Carolinas chapter accomplishes their mission through facilitating and sponsoring a variety of diversified programs that provide members educational and networking opportunities.