CoreNet New England Announces Awards of Excellence

Boston – CoreNet New England recently announced its 2019 Award of Excellence Winners, representing the best of the New England region in corporate real estate leadership.
The 2019 Best Workplace Award Winners:

Best New Small Workplace – Home Base Veteran & Family Care

Small_Project_Home_Base_8.jpgThe new headquarters, touted as a “National Center of Excellence,” is a healing, transformative space specifically tailored to patients’ needs. Led by architecture firm Margulies Peruzzi, the high-performance design creates a behavioral health environment with flexible space and robust technology, while maximizing privacy for patients.

Best New Large Workplace – Citizens Bank Corporate Campus

Citizens Bank’s new headquarters in Johnston, R.I. created a campus setting that fosters interaction, collaboration and employee wellness. The design by Elkus Manfredi Architects consists of a five-building complex.


NETSCOUT Regional Headquarters

Best New Workplace Outside of New England – NETSCOUT Regional Headquarters, Allen, Texas

NETSCOUT relied on Boston-based JLL, McCarter & English and furniture manufacturers Exemplis | SitOnIt and Humanscale to get the challenging project completed.

The 2019 Leadership Award Winners:

Mark Watkins

Global Corporate End User – Mark Watkins, senior director of Global Real Estate, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Watkins has been with Thermo Fisher Scientific for over 18 years and, as senior director of global real estate, helps oversee a global portfolio of more than 32 million square feet of commercial real estate.



Paul Asmar

Americas Corporate End User – Paul Asmar, head of real estate and property services, MilliporeSigma

Asmar led the development of MilliporeSigma’s new 350,000sf U.S. headquarters in Burlington, Mass.


Marisa Fava


Americas Service Provider – Marisa Fava, district manager, Humanscale

Fava is the Boston-area district manager at Humanscale, an ergonomic solutions designer and manufacturer.



Gabrielle Beaudry

Young Leader – Gabrielle Beaudry, vice president of integrated portfolio services, JLL

In CoreNet, Beaudry completed the New England Chapter’s Young Leader Professional Development Program and Leadership 2.0 program and serves on the Real Advantage Committee.


Christine Weiner

Volunteer Hall of Fame – Christine Weiner, business development and sales manager, Peabody office

Weiner’s engagement with the Boys & Girls Club of Boston has resulted in continued chapter participation in mentorship events, volunteer activities, and fundraising at the annual golf tournament.

Read more on CoreNet New England’s website and save the date for the Awards of Excellence Gala on November 14 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.


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