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12 February 2016

Steve Morton Receives Master of Corporate Real Estate Designation

Steve Morton, regional leader of planning and consulting for HOK’s West Coast practicesSteve Morton, a regional director of planning and consulting for HOK’s West Coast practice based in San Francisco, has been awarded the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) by CoreNet Global, a leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives.

CoreNet Global’s MCR professional designation was established in 1982, and is part of a comprehensive career development program for the corporate real estate profession. The program includes more than 100 hours of classroom training, two elective seminars and a capstone, followed by a graded assessment, all within a five-year period. The MCR, awarded to over 2,270 individuals since its inception, delivers essential skills focused on critical business issues, and reflects strategic competence and successful experience as a corporate real estate specialist. Morton is one of 140 global corporate real estate executives to earn the MCR in 2015.

“The number of MCR graduates in the last few years is a testament to the importance and respect of the designation within corporate real estate,” said Angela Cain, CEO of CoreNet Global. “Steve Morton joins a distinguished class of MCR graduates who have received extensive training and practical experience and demonstrated professional competence and a high level of industry knowledge.”

Morton’s experience spans over 30 years in real estate strategy and land planning advisory services for Fortune 100 companies and large-scale institutional clients domestically and abroad, including Apple, AbbVie, Genentech, Citi, Google, ExxonMobil, the City of Long Beach and Santa Clara University.

A thought leader in his field, Morton collaborates with clients to formulate strategies and make the critical decisions needed to optimize performance of land-based assets and align them with business objectives. His approach is focused on building consensus among key stakeholders, producing advocates to implement the recommended solutions and “own” the strategic plan. Morton regularly authors and speaks within industry forums and enjoys collaboration across disciplines in real estate, planning and design.