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CoreNet: CRAVE The Future of Work and Mobility Planning

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The wholesale shift to mobile work in response to the CV-19 crisis is spurring many organizations to make it a permanent feature of their company’s workplace of the future.  Although many companies had fully or partially embraced remote work before the CV crisis, it was often done on an informal basis with varying degrees of alignment between real estate, operations, HR and technology.  With the increased interest in leveraging remote work and the need for greater efficiency and cost savings, corporate real estate professionals are being asked to help assess, plan and implement mobile work solutions in their organizations.

Our panelists have, or are in the process of, implementing their mobility/remote/hybrid work strategies as part of their future workplace.  This workshop will focus on two of the key elements for success; Enabling Technologies and HR Policies.

Come join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 12:00 Noon PM to hear the challenges and issues our speakers have addressed as they evaluate and implement their Workplace of the Future and Mobility Solutions.


Jonathan Keefe,  Real Estate Program Director, Boston University,


Rich Bettina, Sr. Director, Real Estate Portfolio, Fresenius

Rich Bettina is the current Senior Director of the Real Estate lease renewals group of Fresenius Health Care North America, responsible for managing >500 lease renewals, expansions and dispositions of clinics annually. He is also responsible for the lease management of the North America portfolio of all corporate offices. He has developed a new 360degree site corporate assessment process, launched utilization studies and developed a multi-disciplined corporate core partner team closely integrated with the Facilities function. Rich is a board member of CoreNet New England, as well as a board liaison for the Chapter’s Real Advantage committee. He is a former Director of Dell-EMC’s Global Real Estate and Facilities team, responsible for directing and managing all Real Estate, office and lab facility builds and operations across Mexico and all Latin America countries.  Previously an unsupported geography from corporate, Rich developed a working model and processes with all country managers and stakeholders, hiring direct employees and managing a contracted workforce infrastructure of >100 employees supporting construction management, project management, transaction management and facility management. Prior to joining EMC he worked at Teradyne for 10 years managing a 130 headcount engineering support organization. Before Teradyne Rich worked at IBM for 15 years, managing operations, sales and technology alliances in the U.S. and Asia Pacific regions.  He holds an MBA in Strategic Business Management from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University.

 Bethany Davis, Boston Consulting Group

Bethany Davis Swanson has practiced workplace strategy for over 25 years, with a focus on innovative, activity-based work environments. Bethany joined The Boston Consulting Group as Global Workplace Strategy Director in January 2012. There she leads a team creating a dynamic workplace experience that embraces physical space, technology, and services to support BCG’s evolving culture, work patterns, and talent needs. In her 9+ years with BCG, she has led the development and implementation of the TeamScape workplace strategy in BCG offices around the world, and her team’s current initiatives include developing digital tools and enhanced employee services and hospitality to support employees’ evolving work practices.

Prior to joining BCG, Bethany held workplace strategy roles at Nokia and at Andersen Worldwide/Arthur Andersen.

Bethany’s passion for understanding people and their relationship to the environment started at Cornell University, where she received B.S. in Human-Environment Relations and an M.S. in Facilities Planning and Management.


February 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


CORENET Global New England


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