Royal Bank of Scotland's Barry Varcoe named chair of CoreNet Global board

April 10, 2009 |

ATLANTA  – 10 April 2009 — CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association of corporate real estate and workplace executives, announced today the election of Barry Varcoe as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 7,000 member association.  Mr. Varcoe will serve a one-year term as Chairman, beginning 28 April 2009 at the close of the CoreNet Global Dallas Summit.


Mr. Varcoe will succeed Mark Tamburro as CoreNet Global’s new Chairman.  Varcoe is the Director of Group Property for The Royal Bank of Scotland.


Lee Utke, MCR, will assume the position of Chair-Elect. Utke is the Director of Global Corporate Real Estate for Whirlpool Corporation. Steve Stoner of Stoner Consulting Group was appointed Treasurer. Tamburro, VP of Workplace Resources for Nokia, will serve as an officer in the position of Immediate Past Chair.


CoreNet Global also announced the newly elected Directors and Associate Directors of the Board.  The Board will now include seven Directors from countries outside of North America, and for the first time a member – Erica Chapman - from CoreNet Global’s Young Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG).


Newly-elected Directors are:


David Radcliffe, MCR, VP, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google

Dino Piccini, BCCR, President, Global Corporate Services, DTZ

Matt Fanoe, Corporate Director of Real Estate and Facilities, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Randy Smith, MCR, VP, Global Real Estate, Oracle

Tony Shou Fat Wong, MCR, Executive Director Corporate Services, Asia, Morgan Stanley

All newly appointed members to the Board of Directors will serve a term of three years concluding in the spring of 2012.


In addition, the Board has appointed the following Associate Directors with a one-year term:


Erica Chapman, Director of Corporate Real Estate Americas, Adidas

Jan-Peter Kastelein, Senior Researcher, Nyenrode Business University

Mary Jane Olhasso, Director of Economic Development, City of Ontario, California

Steve Hargis, MCR, SVP, HOK Advance Strategies

A member from the Australia New Zealand Regional Council (to be announced)

The new group will join the following who continue as Directors:


Bruce Ficke, EVP, Client Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

Karen Ellzey, Executive Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis

Mark Gorman, MCR, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

Mark Schleyer, VP, Corporate Real Estate, Asset Mgmt & Transactions, AT&T Services, Inc.

Rick Bertasi, VP, Global RE & Facilities Mgt EMEA, Johnson Controls

Richard Paver, VP, Group Real Estate, BP International Ltd

Suzanne Heidelberger, Director of Real Estate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Outgoing board members, whose three-year term will end in April were also recognized:

David Harris, MCR, SVP, Workplace Resources, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Ed Noha, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Renee Leach, Director, Global Workplace Program & Americas Region, Hewlett Packard

Wayne Peacock, EVP, Enterprise Business Operations, USAA

Trex Morris, MCR, Americas Director, RE Services, Ernst & Young LLP


The MCR is the Masters of Corporate Real Estate professional designation validating a high level of competency in corporate real estate and workplace management. The MCR is conferred by CoreNet Global.


About CoreNet Global:

CoreNet Global members manage US $1.2 trillion in worldwide corporate assets consisting of owned   and leased office, industrial and other space.  With 7,000 members representing large corporations around the world, CoreNet Global ( &&a href="">> ) operates in five global regions: Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including Canada. Visit &&a href="">>  for more information.


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