AUSTIN and SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreNet Global, the world's leading corporate real estate association, today announced the launching of a new CoreNet Global Central Texas chapter, which will serve all of Central Texas including Austin and San Antonio. The Central Texas Chapter is now one of more than 55 local groups representing CoreNet Global in major cities worldwide.
The organization has also confirmed that John Scoblick of Tovero Capital Group in Austin, will become president of the new chapter and Scott Syamken of USAA in San Antonio will become president elect.
Scoblick comments, "There is a rapidly growing need in central Texas for corporate real estate executives, economic development groups, service providers and academia to have this organization to promote their common interests in a collaborative venue. Central Texas provides a vibrant economy, skilled workforce and a desirable quality of life that is home to many corporations and is a highly regarded by corporate real estate executives nationally for corporate expansions, relocations and regional headquarters."
Syamken indicated that "the formation of the Central Texas Chapter of CoreNet creates a local forum for corporate real estate professionals to share successes and challenges and leverages the national platform from CoreNet Global in a manner to raise our effectiveness through influence and change for our industry and businesses."
Added board member Steve Sundby of AT&T, "CoreNet is the preeminent organization of corporate real estate thought leaders in the world. It makes perfect sense that a chapter would be started in Central Texas, the heart of one of the most dynamic economies in the United States."
The new Central Texas chapter board will consist of five additional members and will hold its initial program in April 2011.
The additional board members are:
- R.G. "Jerry" Converse, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
- Christopher Harman, HCP Realty Advisors, Inc.
- Pat Orman, AT&T
- Steve Ramseur, Jones Lang LaSalle
- Shannon Schiermann, Symantec Corporation
CoreNet Global is the world's leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace executives, service providers and economic developers. CoreNet Global's 6,800 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally.
In times of industry change and economic challenge, CoreNet Global responds with leading-edge research, timely case studies, knowledge sharing and innovation.
To register for the April event or for more information on joining CoreNet Global, visit the chapter's website at http://centraltexas.corenetglobal.org or contact the Membership Chairs Pat Orman at 512.436.7154 or Stephen Sundby at 210.377.5430
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