Past Events


Co-Working Crawl

This August our Young Leaders hosted a Philadelphia Co-Working Crawl! The group started with a tour at Hana by Industrious at 1818 Market Street, then walked over to Convene at 30 S.17th , and ended with terrace views at Bond Collective at 1617 JFK. Blvd.

Each space was kind enough to talk us through what each space offered; which ranged from traditional co-working spaces, build-to-suit opportunities, and event spaces for corporate meetings and events with a broad range of amenities.

June 24, 2021 Annual Summer Social

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Summer Social at Drexel Square. It’s safe to say that CoreNet Philadelphia’s first in-person event was a huge success. Great venue, perfect weather, good food and drinks, and most of all – the company of all our industry peers appreciating what Philadelphia has to offer. As always, a special thanks to our sponsors and members for making this possible. We look forward to more opportunities to reconnect and re-engage. Stay tuned for updates on this year’s (first ever) Fall Social…


April 29, 2021 Headquarters Tour and Spring Cleanup at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School

The Community Reinvestment Committee of CoreNet Global's Philadelphia Chapter continued our support of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School by organizing an outing to the Outward Bound School and the National Audobon Society's headquarters named The Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is on the banks of an abandoned reservoir in the East Fairmont Park section of Philadelphia and has an abundance of wildlife inhabiting the area. CoreNet volunteers toured the building and grounds, and then spent a few hours doing light landscaping work.


April 22, 2021 Repurposing Existing Buildings to Fulfill New Needs

On Earth Day, April 22, we appropriately held a panel discussion on adaptive reuse and examined two Philadelphia projects along with a Mall conversion to medical use in Nashville, TN. The panelists were Joe Ritchie who took us inside the conversion of the Bulletin Building into Life Sciences space for Spark Therapeutics; Ned Edwards who led the effort to convert the Philadelphia Armory on Drexel’s campus into the finest squash facility in the world and Lorie Damon who provided great insight into the Nashville Mall conversion.

Attendees were able to learn what to look for in an adaptive reuse project and some of the keys to a successful project. Images of the projects were shared so that all could get a visual of the before and after view. Thanks to our sponsor IMS Technology Services , the committee members and especially our panelists for an interesting discussion.


March 15, 2021 End User Dinner

In March, we had the incredible opportunity to virtually break bread together, network, and learn. The end user dinner featured guest speakers from the International Well Building Institute. The lively discussion was thought provoking as End Users are challenged to ensure environments are safe and comfortable as we return to office.

The dinner was well attended and participants were delighted to engage in some of the less formal networking and exchange of best practices among industry leaders, again. Special thanks to ABM for providing the extraordinary dessert and wine that was delivered to attendees homes!


February 25, 2021 Winter Social

Thanks to all of our members who joined us for our virtual winter social with The Second City. We had over 40 participants joining the well-known improv group in their skits, which set the stage for some very exciting post skit networking time.


February 19, 2021 Coffee Break with IA: Sustainability - What's Your Why?

Sponsored by Interior Architects

IA's coffee break focused on the similarities and differences between LEED, WELL, and Fitwell in an effort to help people decide which path is right for them. The conversation explored the strengths and weaknesses of the various sustainable certifications & how to best select one that aligns with a company’s vision & goals.

January 21, 2021 The New Inclusivity – Neurodiversity and Workplace Inclusion

The first event of the year kicked off with a thought provoking topic on Neurodiversity and Workplace inclusion. While many organizations are strategizing for re-entry into the workplace, they have broadened their horizons to include considerations that go beyond the norm. This discussion explored the different neuro-sensitives, how they impact 1 in 8 individuals and how we can implement design solutions to address them. The benefits of being proactive with design and policies to create an inclusive work environment is not a trend, instead, it is our responsibility as professionals to utilize the knowledge we have and make a change.

November 30, 2020 CoreNet Philadelphia Gives Back

The CoreNet Global Philadelphia Chapter’s Community Reinvestment Committee organized an event on November 30th at Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia. This year was the chapter’s seventh annual event supporting Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Philabundance provides food to 90,000 individuals each week in the Delaware Valley. One in five people in the Philadelphia area faces hunger, of which 30 percent are children, and 16 percent are seniors.

Six volunteers sponsored by CoreNet spend three hours packaging approximately 4,700 lbs. of food products for distribution to neighborhood distribution programs and 350-member agencies including food pantries, shelters, and emergency kitchens in nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The Community Relations Committee will organize another event at Philabundance in 2021.

November 12, 2020 Sponsor Appreciation Mixology Happy Hour

On November 12th, the chapter hosted it’s annual sponsor appreciation event. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet in person this year, but we had a great time networking and mixing cocktails together virtually! Thank you to everyone that attended.

June 11, 2020 Why Multi-Sensory Experiences are Critical Now More than Ever

On June 11, the chapter partnered with IA Interior Architects to host an interactive webinar titled, "Why Multi-Sensory Experiences are Critical Now More than Ever.” More than 60 members and guests tuned in for this dynamic webinar that discussed why multi-sensory experiences enhance a brand, while reinforcing health-conscious behaviors as part of a holistic long-term wellness strategy for the future workplace.