New England Chapter of CoreNet Global to Honor 2020-2021 Achievement Award Winners May 5: NEREJ

Boston, MA The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global will finally come together in person to honor the 2020-2021 recipients of its annual Achievement Awards, representing the Boston area’s best in corporate real estate leadership. Project winners include projects in the past two years to account for the postponed awards program in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners will officially receive their awards when the organization returns at an in-person Excellence Awards Gala on May 5.andat the Westin Copley Place.

Leadership Award Winners

Kurt Ochalla

Global Enterprise End User Leadership: Kurt Ochalla, Head of Global Real Estate at Biogen

Ochalla is a dynamic real estate leader for one of the world’s leading life science companies, overseeing Biogen’s real estate function spanning 4.5 million square feet in over 40 countries. With a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, an MBA in Real Estate Finance, a 24-year career in the US Army Reserves as a Lt. Col., plus an MCR and SLCRE from CoreNet Global, and 25 years of diverse expertise in the global real estate industry, Ochalla is tailor-made for the global stage. He has led real estate portfolios for specialist companies as well as global powers such as Deloitte, Philips, Trip Advisor and Nuance Communications.

Rich Bettina

Americas Enterprise End User Directorate: Rich Bettina, Senior Leasing Manager, Fresenius Medical Care North America

As Senior Director of Leasing for North America at Fresenius since 2018, Bettina is responsible for over 3,000 clinic and office sites and negotiating 380 leasing transactions per year. He leads 20 employees who lead and manage office lease renewals, site consolidations and all aspects of divestitures across North America. Bettina works directly with eight general managers and 40 regional vice presidents to cover more than 30 million square feet across 3,500 locations. Executive leadership relies on Bettina not only to manage costs and align with business goals, but also to evolve for growth, improve processes, develop integrated teams and lead new initiatives with hit. An active member of CoreNet New England, he serves on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Beneficial Benefits Committee and Board Liaison.

Christophe Petrychine

Americas Service Provider Leadership: Christopher Petryshin, Partner and Managing Director, VVA Project & Cost Managers

Petryshin is the Managing Director of VVA’s New England region, in addition to overseeing the company’s national offices and strategic accounts. With over 25 years in the industry, Petryshin’s team-oriented approach and wide range of managerial, creative and technical talents help clients maximize the value of their project management partnership and solve problems operations and construction associated with complex relocation and construction projects. His key skills include strategic planning, capital and project budgeting, planning, implementation, cost control, relationship management and international operations, resulting in millions of s/fs and billions of dollars. dollars in project value for industries such as law firms, airlines, financial institutions, technology companies, product manufacturing companies, publishing houses and universities.

Kristin Enright

Young Leader Award: Kristin Enright, Manager, Real Estate and Construction at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Enright is a trusted leader and partner that consistently delivers results. In her role at Thermo Fisher Scientific, she oversees various transactions for a large and complex portfolio while balancing the need to support M&A activities, construction and other initiatives as required, such as drafting a CRE’s comprehensive digital playbook. As an innovative thinker, Enright engages cross-functional teams, benchmarks against peers, and stays connected with vendors and partners to understand industry trends, including through its active participation in CoreNet New England.

Aurora Cammarata

Volunteer Hall of Fame: Aurora Cammarata, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Advisor, Clean Start at Iron Mountain

Cammarata is a real estate veteran with years of experience developing new client relationships and project opportunities for architecture, engineering, construction and project management firms with a mission to create and maintain positive long-term business relationships. A member of the CoreNet Global New England Chapter Board of Directors, she is active on the Executive Committee and Sponsorship Committee of the Eastern Regional Symposium, as well as participating in the Chapter’s Academic Initiative, Professional Development of Young Leaders and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee. In addition to her involvement with CoreNet, Cammarata is a founding advisor to WELL, Women’s Exchange for Leadership and Living, and a frequent speaker at industry events on networking, business development, the consultative sales process, and leadership. authentic.

Best Workplace 2020

Best New Small Workplace: Pipefitters Local 537 (Submitted by SGA)

Dorchester Pipefitters Local 537 has proudly provided world-class training to its members since its founding in 1911. The trades in pipefitting, steam and refrigeration have evolved as technology has advanced, but their building 1950s hampered their ability to serve the current needs of their members. training needs. Pipefitter’s vision was to create a 100-year-old training facility for their union members that incorporates the latest technology along with the flexibility to evolve over time as their profession progresses. The new building provides ample training space, unites all departments under one roof, and engages with the local community by strategically placing the welding shop along the glass facade on the front sidewalk and adding large-scale graphics and branding in the lobby. The many specialty spaces support their equipment, training, and classroom needs, including an 8,000 square foot welding shop with high-tech classrooms and lab spaces. The multipurpose building also includes an auditorium that can accommodate over 500 union members.

Best New Great Workplace: Akamai Technologies World Headquarters (presented by Sasaki Associates)

Akamai’s new global headquarters aimed to transform the business on many levels, including bringing together six different locations under one roof to reduce square footage, encourage collaboration, and better connect headquarters employees to Akamai’s global workforce. The WELL Certified Workplace has reinvented the open office concept to better separate collaborative spaces from areas where staff need to focus. The space also helps the business connect with its customers and the surrounding neighborhood by creating a visitor experience and leaving a striking mark as a mark on the physical landscape.

Best Workplace 2021

Best New Small Workplace: Timberland (Submitted by IA Interior Architects, JLL & Timberline Construction)

Iconic outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has reinvigorated its global headquarters in Stratham, NH with a nature-focused renovation of its 20,000 square foot Central Plaza Amenity Center. Environmental Transformation aligns with Timberland’s purpose and creative vision, creating a collaborative, energetic and progressive environment that exemplifies Timberland’s culture. The new space supports Timberland’s commitment to creating a net positive environmental impact by 2030, incorporating a number of wellness and sustainability philosophies. Additionally, the project continues Timberland’s mission to create an inclusive workplace, investing in design education to help manifest future thinking in product design, while supporting communities and people of color. . By updating and creating a more welcoming collaborative environment, Timberland is achieving several overarching goals of its corporate mission.

Best New Great Workplace: Boston Dynamics (Submitted by J. Calnan & Associates)

The main purpose of building a new headquarters and test lab for Boston Dynamics was to support the robotics engineering company’s rapidly growing engineering, research and development, and customer support teams. world-renowned, without losing sight of what is at the heart of their culture. – collaboration, well-being and connectivity. The 180,000 square foot facility provides opportunities for physical activity, outdoor views and daylight throughout the workplace. Spanning three levels, the “building within a building” retained 96% of the building’s interior structure, helping to reduce demolition and construction waste, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact associated with the use of new building materials. With an innovative mix of manufacturing, engineering, testing labs, demo areas, office and meeting spaces, kitchens, fitness room, mothers’ rooms, and peace and quiet. With a multifunctional city hall at its center, the new headquarters stays true to Boston Dynamics’ values ​​of interconnectedness and openness.

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Best New Workplace Outside of New England: National Grid Hanson (submitted by IA Interior Architects)

As a public utility and an integral part of the fabric of Brooklyn and NYC as a whole, National Grid plays an important role in the lives of its users, initiating and establishing sustainable practices. The company’s connection to location and community is expressed and celebrated in its new workplace at 2 Hanson Place. Led by its New England-based team, the project redesigned the National Grid workplace to focus on mobility, flexibility, community and well-being, marking a sea change for employees. The design features 100% unassigned seating, three times more collaboration space than the previous venue, technology collaboration zones, and collapsible walls for flexibility. As a result, the new workplace allows for greater employee mobility, offers more options for focused and collaborative work, and creates a shared and entrepreneurial work environment.