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Prominent Commercial Real Estate Professionals Win Coveted CoreNet Awards

By Mike Kirner, Senior Communications Specialist



Service Provider of the Year
CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter, the world’s premier professional association for corporate real estate executives and workplace professionals, has named Cushman & Wakefield Global President, Client Solutions (GOS) Michael Casolo as Service Provider of the Year.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose performance and client interactions provide a uniquely valued experience to those with whom they work and evidences actions that transcend the expected.

Casolo is leading Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Solutions team across the globe, enhancing and optimizing real estate service delivery to provide the very best customer experience across industries and geographies. He is a contributing author to several industry publications, and vigorously promotes the practice of local real estate locally and through the CoreNet Global Board. In the past, Michael has served the Chapter as Director, EVP and President and currently sits on CoreNet’s Global Board.


Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year
Bill Roberts has been selected as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year.

Roberts recently joined Cushman & Wakefield from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was  VP Real Estate Strategy & Transformation, Global Real Estate.

The Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year recognizes a Bay Area-based executive whose local or global accomplishments for their company and the commercial real estate industry distinguish them among their peers.

Roberts is a 30+ year commercial real estate veteran who has spent the bulk his prolific career working for Hewlett Packard in Silicon Valley. He has prodigious international expertise across a wide range of disciplines from business consulting, strategic planning, and financial analysis to acquisitions/divestitures and project management. Roberts has served as Executive VP and President of the CoreNet NorCal Chapter and is currently on the CoreNet Global Board.

CoreNet CRE Award honorees are selected through an anonymous and rigorous nomination and review process. Members of the NorCal Chapter are invited to nominate potential candidates. The CoreNet Global CRE Nominations and Selection Committee consists of a diverse group of seasoned industry professionals and annually recognizes many nominees from around the world.

According to Steve Quick, Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael, as a colleague, and Bill, as a CoreNet Board Member. Both have clearly distinguished themselves as leading professionals and this recognition of their contribution to the industry is well-deserved. We are all very much looking forward to the event gala on December 1st.”


The CoreNet NorCal 2017 Awards Gala to honor the winners will take place on December 1st at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.


About CoreNet
Global CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives with strategic responsibility for the real property used by multinational corporations for their own operations. CoreNet Global’s more than 9,500 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit www.corenetglobal.org.

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