CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter Hosts 20th Annual CRE Awards Gala Honoring Two Corporate Real Estate Luminaries

San Francisco (December 1, 2017) – CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter (CoreNet NorCal) the premiere corporate real estate executives association will honor Bill Roberts, former Vice President of Real Estate Strategy and Transformation at Hewlett Packard Enterprises (now with Cushman & Wakefield) and Michael Casolo, President of Client Solutions, Global Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield at its 20th Annual CRE Awards Gala tonight at the famed West in St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Roberts and Casolo were both selected as this year’s honorees based on their accomplishments within the corporate real estate industry as well as their contributions to the success of the CoreNet Global NorCal Chapter.

Founded in 1998, the CRE Awards is the flagship event for CoreNet NorCal. The program recognizes one Bay Area-based corporate real estate executive whose local and/or global real estate accomplishments for their company and the industry distinguish them among their peers. It also recognizes one Bay Area-based corporate real estate service provider whose performance and client interactions provide a uniquely valued experience to those with whom they work and evidences actions that transcend the expected.

“I am so delighted to celebrate such a significant milestone in the history of this prestigious awards program and fabulous gala event,”said Jay Sholl, Senior Vice President at CBRE and CoreNet’s 2017-18 Chapter President. “Congratulations to both honorees. They truly exemplify excellence in our profession and we are so fortunate to count them among the leaders of our Chapter.”

Past Award recipients include:

2016 Jim Morgensen and Steve Hargis
2015 John Bruno and Richard Pollack
2014 Curtis Wilhelm and Antonia Cardone
2013 John Lucas and George Denise, Sr.
2012 Sven Pole and Barbara Donaldson
2011 David Radcliffe and Greg Hulbert
2010 Chris Ross and Barbara Carlyle
2009 David Harris and Meade Boutwell
2008 Randall Knox and Bill Valentine
2007 Frank Jesse and Joan Price
2006 Luigi Sciabarrasi and Ian Cameron
2005 Mark Golan and David Mourning
2004 David Nelson and Jeff Fini
2003 Randy Smith and Art Gensler
2002 Bob Kraiss and Andy Ball
2001 Bill Agnello and Bob Cavigli
2000 Frank Robinson and Rick Ingwers
1999 John Igoe and Robbie Cook
1998 Parkash Ahuja and Art Schultz

Michael Casolo

About CoreNet Northern California Chapter (CoreNet NorCal)
The mission of the Corenet NorCal is to connect 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 Chapter, which has over 700 members is the second largest chapter in the country andaccomplishes its mission through facilitating and sponsoring a variety of diversified programs that provide members educational and networking opportunities. CoreNet NorCal is the local Northern California Chapter of CoreNet Global. Please visit CoreNet NorCal at to learn more.

About CoreNet Global
CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, service providers and economic developers. The organization’s mission is to seek to support its dynamic global network of professionals by offering education and networking opportunities that advance knowledge, connect people, and promote personal excellence.CoreNet Global’s 10,000 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

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