CoreNet Global New England Chapter is pleased to announce winners of their 2011 Awards of Excellence

CoreNet Global New England Chapter is pleased to announce winners of their 2011 Awards of Excellence

Jay Calnan receives 2011 Regional Service Provider of the Year award


11/4/2011, Quincy, MA — The Real Estate Executive Leadership Awards recognize the global and regional real estate professional(s) whose accomplishments and thought leadership in the corporate real estate industry and charitable/civic realms as well as their service to the profession distinguish them from their peers.


Global Real Estate Executive Leadership Award
Jeffrey Cook
Vice President, Real Estate Services
Fidelity Real Estate Company

Jeff Cook joined Fidelity Investments in 1989 where he has held various management positions. He currently is Vice President of Real Estate Services for Fidelity Real Estate Company located at the Corporate Office in Boston, MA. He is responsible for the operations of a geographically dispersed portfolio including mission critical infrastructure of owned and leased real estate. He attended California State Fullerton and Eastern Nazarene College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Suffolk University. He is a member of various industry organizations such as CoreNet Global, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and is the current President and past Executive of The Year Award winner for the Building Owners Management Association. Jeff holds a seat on several community association boards including Boston and Seaport Transportation Management Associations, A Better City, and Boston Downtown Business Improvement District.


Regional Real Estate Executive Leadership Award
Brian Murray
Vice President, Global Facilities
Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Brian Murray is the Vice President of Global Facilities for Akamai Technologies where he has worked for the past 10 years. He oversees all project and facilities management for Akamai and directs real estate and construction projects throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Brian’s real estate career, beginning in 1979, includes experience in architecture, construction management, development, leasing, and facilities management. He has extensive knowledge in high tech real estate and design including data centers, command centers, clean rooms, manufacturing facilities and offices. Prior to joining Akamai, Brian held leadership roles at Jones Lang LaSalle, MKS Instruments, BBN and GCA Corporation. He also spent 7 years in real estate development at The Nelson Cos. where as Vice President of Design & Construction he was responsible for the construction of Waltham’s Westin Hotel and Prospect Place. Brian earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. He’s a member of the corporate real estate planning committee at IFMA Boston and he also serves on the board of directors of the Kendall Square Association.


The Real Estate Service Provider Leadership Awards recognize individuals whose performance delivers exceptional value to his/her clients on a consistent basis and whose method of engagement with clients, competitors and vendors is respectful and professional in all regards. These awards recognize innovative service ideas and actions that transcend the expected. Eligible professionals provide service in the fields of design, engineering, construction, real estate advisory services, legal services, and project management.


Global Real Estate Service Provider Leadership Award
Brendan W. Callahan
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle
Brendan Callahan leads Jones Lang LaSalle’s Markets Corporate Solutions practice in New England with over 19 years of real estate experience. Brendan has represented clients in the technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, financial, telecom, healthcare, automotive and nonprofit sectors, completing all types of transactions in all major U.S. markets as well as many global markets. His most recent real estate assignments include the integrated service delivery for the 4 million square foot portfolio for Charles River Labs; the 2 million square foot New England portfolio for Comcast; the 40 plus locations in North and South America for Dassault Systemes including their new Americas campus in Waltham, MA; and the 2 million square foot New England portfolio for IBM. Brendan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College and completed graduate studies in real estate at New York University. In addition to CoreNet Global, Brendan is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), and Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He is also on the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of Junior Achievement of New England.


Regional Real Estate Service Provider Leadership Award
Jay Calnan
Chief Executive Officer
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
As CEO of J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., Jay is responsible for high-level relationships, strategic long-term planning, philanthropic initiatives as well as various other development opportunities for JC&A. Through his leadership and unequivocal commitment to client service, JC&A has enjoyed numerous repeat business relationships earning a strong reputation as one of New England’s leading construction management firms. He celebrates a host of satisfied clients including The TJX Cos., Inc., Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Tufts University, Philips, Constant Contact, A123 Systems, and The MathWorks. Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. Jay is a member of several industry-related associations and affiliations in addition to CoreNet Global including the Commercial Brokers Association, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties and the International Interior Design Association. He also gives back to the community in positive ways and recently founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Team IMPACT, whose mission is to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships between college athletic teams and children diagnosed with life-threatening diseases. Jay is also a proud member of the Athletics Board of Overseers at Tufts University as well as the Board of Trustees at Thayer Academy.


Best New Workplace is given to a project that demonstrates innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and/or technology that has supported the organization’s mission and contributed to its successful positioning in its market.


Best New Workplace (<50K sf)
Interaction Associates, Inc.
Boston, MA
Interaction Associates is a 40-year innovator in advanced methods for developing “facilitative leaders”, and has a not-for-profit sister organization, the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC). Together they relocated to 11,460 square feet in a former warehouse building in Boston’s Seaport Center. Working in “real-time” in 3-D with both companies, Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) produced a design that was uniquely suited to these firms’ non-traditional workplace requirements. MPA had to ensure that the concept for the new office provided multiple formats for discussion and involvement, and supported the creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking that is critical to change-management consultants. The resultant design offers a variety of flexible workspace solutions while simultaneously showcasing the collaborative work styles of both companies to their clients.

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