CoreNet Global New England Hosts 2023 Annual Awards Of Excellence, At Westin Boston Seaport District

CoreNet Global’s New England Chapter (CoreNet Global New England) recently hosted its 2023 Annual Awards of Excellence – celebrating outstanding achievements in the corporate real estate industry. Winners were formally presented with their awards at the organization’s live, in-person gala, with 400 guests in attendance, held at the Westin Seaport in Boston, MA on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.

CoreNet Global New England’s largest and most anticipated event of the year, with the chapter’s members and guests, enjoyed a welcome reception in the outdoor pavilion with live music, followed by a formal awards ceremony dinner that highlighted the graduation of the 2022 Young Leaders Professional Development Program cohort and honored this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients with personal speeches and innovative workplace videos. Chapter President Maureen Rystrom was proud to present a $25,000 check to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston for funds raised in 2022 as part of her Doing Well by Doing Good platform, supported by the Community Reinvestment Committee’s initiatives. The evening concluded with a dessert reception complete with an interactive roaming photo booth. Award categories include Leadership and Workplace awards, as well as the The Doug Noonan President’s Award, which was presented to Cynthia Keliher, Partner at McCarter & English.

Leadership Award Winners

Americas Corporate End User Leadership: Bill Callahan, director of workplace experience, Seismic.

Global Corporate End User Leadership: Jill Zunshine, senior vice president & head of global real estate, facilities, and procurement at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Americas Service Provider Leadership: Marc Margulies, owner & principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects.

Global Service Provider Leadership: Iramis Luz Audet, principal, Perkins Eastman.

Young Leader Award: Cerise Marcela, senior vice president, CBRE.

Volunteer Hall of Fame: Sandra Gucciardi, director of business development, Facilities Services, C&W Services.

Best Workplace Award Winners

Best New Small Workplace: The Edge Center for Innovation (Submitted by J.Calnan & Associates, Officeworks Inc., Visnick & Caulfield and WB Engineers + Consultants)

Best New Large Workplace: Verizon at The Hub (Submitted by Gensler)

Best New Workplace Outside of New England: PepsiCo Canadian Headquarters (Submitted by Sasaki)

“CoreNet Global New England was thrilled to once again host this event,” said Jessica Pernicone, CoreNet New England Awards Committee Co-Chair. “It was a great night that focused on celebrating the best of our chapter and the industry.”

About The CoreNet Global New England Chapter

The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global represents the best and brightest in the region’s corporate real estate industry. Our Chapter’s 500+ members are passionate about advancing the organization’s mission to connect real estate professionals, end users and service providers to advance knowledge, promote personal excellence and add value to each individual and their respective enterprises. We are part of the non-profit association CoreNet Global, which represents nearly 10,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations.  For more information about the CoreNet Global New York City Chapter, visit