FALLS CHURCH, VA - This week, Steve Dunn, Director of Workplace for CSRA Inc. (NYSE:CSRA), was named 'Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year' by CoreNet Global, a prominent professional association for corporate real estate professionals. The announcement was made Tuesday evening during CoreNet Global's Awards & Recognition Dinner in Seattle, Wash.
'We are thrilled to see the hard work and dedication of Steve's team recognized by CoreNet Global,' said CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior. 'Steve personifies CSRA's dedication to providing superior performance and managing complex systems flawlessly. This recognition underscores the great work performed across CSRA, where we are delivering effective environments for our people, our customers, and our community. Congratulations to Steve for 'Thinking Next. Now.' and earning this well-deserved award.'
As part of their announcement, CoreNet Global highlighted the achievements that led to Mr. Dunn's award:
'Dunn's major initiatives included building a workplace team, communicating with the lines of business and right-sizing the CSRA portfolio. His achievements include negotiating a contract for real estate and facilities management services that resulted in $1.5 million in annual savings; consolidating more than 100 facility service vendors under a single contract; and instituting CSRA quality management systems. Steve's efforts to right-size CSRA's portfolio resulted in closure of 15 percent (35) of facilities and savings of $19.7 million, which benefited shareholders and allowed for reinvestment opportunities. Overall, he reduced the workplace budget by 15 percent in one year and reduced rentable square feet in the portfolio by 15 percent.'
CoreNet Global is one of the world's leading professional associations for corporate real estate and workplace executives, service providers, and economic developers. CoreNet Global's 10,000 members, include 70 percent of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000.
The 'Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year' award recognizes the corporate real estate executive who has made outstanding and distinguished contributions to their company and the industry. It is aimed at acknowledging the achievements of the nominee within the past year. By conferring the award, CoreNet Global seeks to recognize:
Achievements in contributing to company success
Contributions for elevating the practice of corporate real estate
Contributions to the corporate real estate industry as an educator or leader
Current CoreNet Global membership