Following calls from members, professional networking and development organisation CoreNet Global UK Chapter has formed a new Manufacturing & Industrial Community to focus specifically on the challenges facing real estate professionals working in manufacturing and industry.
The UK-based group is part of a wider global Manufacturing & Industrial Community created at the CoreNet Global Chicago Summit in May. The community has the purpose and vision to gather and share world-class information, experiences, and solutions in an engaging and interactive way and will carry out research, produce white papers and hold webinars for members.
The UK group will examine such topics as:
- end of lifecycle issues, including exit strategy planning
- re-use or divestment of land and buildings and dealing with contamination
- how does benchmarking differ in the M&I sector to that for pure offices
- which speakers from the M&I sectors are respected; who do we want to listen to
- is technology impacting the sector's use of property to the same extent as traditional offices
In line with CoreNet Global's ethos, the UK community will have global interests, as many of its contributors will have pan-European, EMEA or even global portfolio accountabilities. The intention is to connect into work that chapters elsewhere are undertaking to bring an international flavor to the learnings of the Manufacturing & Industrial Community, and, potentially, collaboration.
CoreNet Global exists to enable professionals working in the CRE arena to Connect, Learn, Grow and Belong. To ensure effective delivery of each of these core principles, the UK Chapter leadership team focuses on:
Alongside the annual UK summit and awards dinner, CoreNet Global UK Chapter members benefit from a vibrant program of regular networking events, technical forums, site visits, round table discussions, business briefings and a bi-monthly magazine. Topics are always those currently affecting the world of corporate real estate or for which the industry needs to prepare and the high turnout to each event underpins the relevance and needs for these forums.
Membership of CoreNet Global, which includes affiliation to the member's local chapter, is available to end-users, service providers and economic developers, as well as students, academics, journalists and retired CRE professionals.
Anyone interested in joining the Manufacturing & Industrial Community, or indeed any other CRE community, should call +44 1722 341688 or visit www.corenetglobal.org.uk. It is possible to 'try before you buy!'