Bahar Relocates to Colorado, Bruns, Mulgrew, Step Up to Fill Excom Board Positions

Elias Bahar

Elias Bahar
Former Vice Chair

Frances Bruns

Frances Bruns
Interim Vice Chair

Kathy Mulgrew

Kathy Mulgrew
Interim Vice Chair-Elect

CoreNet Global North Texas Vice Chair Elias Bahar resigned earlier this month to relocate to Colorado where he has accepted a new position. We are sad to see him go and wish him all the best.

With Elias’ resignation, the North Texas board, per our bylaws, nominated and elected Frances Bruns to Interim Vice Chair, and Kathy Mulgrew to Interim Vice Chair Elect. They will serve throughout the remainder of the 2023 fiscal year, and a special election will be held this fall to fill the positions for the 2024 fiscal year which begins April 1.

Frances previously served as Vice Chair-Elect, and Kathy was the chapter’s first Scholarship Chair.

We appreciate Elias’ past service to the North Texas chapter and corporate real estate community, and we are confident that Frances and Kathy will continue our legacy for delivering great programming and service to our CRE community!

Three Scholarship Deadlines Extended; Membership Applications Year-round

CoreNet Global North Texas is extending applications for the academic, community, and professional scholarships through Oct. 31, 2023. The membership application is open throughout the year with no deadline.

Do you know a college student in need? Would professional development classes enhance your career? Perhaps you, or someone you know, wants to become or remain a CoreNet North Texas member but needs financial assistance to pay dues?

The CoreNet Global North Texas Scholarship Program provides financial resources to encourage learning, development, and the advancement of individuals within the corporate real estate industry. Now in its second year, our program includes Academic, Community, Professional and Membership scholarships for those who are underserved, underrepresented or economically disadvantaged.

To learn more about the various scholarship opportunities, please visit: https://northtexas.corenetglobal.org/scholarships.


The CoreNet Global North Texas Scholarship Program provides financial resources to encourage learning, development, and the advancement of individuals within the corporate real estate industry. To donate to the fund, please scan the QR code on this page. Let's continue to build up the next generation of CRE superstars. Together anything is possible.

Please note that CoreNet Global North Texas is a 501(c)(6) organization and thus donations to this fund are NOT tax deductible.

Black White & Blue 2023 Packs the House

Attendees numbered well north of 600 members and guests for the April 6th Black White & Blue Awards Gala at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas -- a record for the event which launched in 2013. Thank you to everyone who made it a memorable night. Please help us congratulate our 2023 Award Winners:

CRE Executive of the Year
Ryan Martin - CoreLogic

CRE Professional Excellence
David Danielson - K2 Construction

CRE Service Provider of the Year
Jill Ibison Vessels - Corgan

Jesse Trevino

CRE Collaborative Excellence
Swinerton - IA Interior Architects, Swinerton, Tangram Interiors

Economic Development, Leadership & Innovation
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County - KDC Real Estate Development & Investments

Economic Development, Major Deals & Projects
UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird - Perkins&Will, RedBird Dallas

Workplace Strategy Interiors, Less than 50,000 SF
World Wide Express LLC - Corgan, Scott + Reid General Contractors, Inc., Workplace Solutions

Workplace Strategy Interiors, 50,000 SF or More
Confidential Client - HOK, DPR Construction

Workplace Strategy, New Construction Build to Suit
KE Andrews - BOKA Powell, Rogers-O'Brien Construction

Workplace Strategy Special Projects
Lincoln Centre - Cushman & Wakefield, ENTOS Design, Scott + Reid General Contractors, Inc., Spencer and Company - Commercial Design & Interiors, GL Seaman & Company

Sustainability, Leadership Development & Programs
Granite Properties Wellness Program - Corgan, Granite Properties

Loyal North Texas Members

To recognize the commitment of long-term CoreNet Global North Texas members who have been instrumental in making the Chapter the strong network that it is today, please click here to see the over 70 North Texas members who have maintained their membership for the last 5 or more consecutive years (no breaks in the calendar year cycle). 

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