CoreNet Global is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Over 9,000 members, who include 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally.

Our business manager, Ryan Elder, has been a member of CoreNet Global for two and half years. We’re excited to share he was added to the Kansas City Chapter’s board, where he’ll serve a two-year term as the finance and sponsorship co-chair. Here’s what he had to say about the organization.

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What do you think makes CoreNet beneficial?
It’s more than just a networking group. They focus on the learning components of real estate and are interested in expanding members’ knowledge through educational programming.

What have you learned from it?
I’ve learned a lot from CoreNet, but one aspect that stands out is the importance of partnerships on a project. It is critical to get the city and community involved in new development and keep their needs in mind. Developers and end users should work to achieve the same goals and mitigate the same list of issues. Working towards these items as a team is the most effective method.