From a national perspective, CoreNet Global
has continued strong growth with nearly 8,200 members (the highest ever) and
a highly successful foundation of knowledge sharing, professional education
and development and advancing the effectiveness of the Corporate Real Estate
industry with world-class Summit events and designation opportunities.
At a more local level, three years ago, the Central Texas Chapter for CoreNet
was a concept in the minds of a few real estate professionals in the Austin
and San Antonio area with a desire to leverage the national platform of
CoreNet into a local community for education, networking and support. A quick
summary of our successful year:
- A solid 56
members in 2013 with approximately one-half of our members being end
users followed by a quality mix of service providers and economic
- 20 new
members joining in 2013 – over 36% growth
- 12 events
including signature programs with Dr. Mark Dotzour, Dr. Ted Jones,
Circuit of the Americas tour, Rackspace tour, and several local
networking events attended by nearly 450 members and guests
solvency to support program growth and scholarship opportunities
we received tremendous support from our sponsors in underwriting and
promoting our events. Please take a moment to acknowledge their association
with our Chapter and I know you join me in thanking them for a great year!
Finally, we are excited about our opportunities in 2014. Your Board is busy
planning another strong slate of programs, speakers and networking events and
looking to continue our growth. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and
participation. If you are interested in joining our Board or helping with program
planning, membership or wanting to get involved, please let me know.
On behalf of your Board, thank you for a wonderful 2013 and we look forward
to continued success in the year ahead.
VP Real Estate Services, USAA
President, Central Texas Chapter