HOK’s Kay Sargent Receives Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w)
HOK Director of WorkPlace Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w, has been awarded the industry’s most prestigious designation—the Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w)—by CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives. Sargent is one of 32 global corporate real estate executives to earn the MCR.w this year.
The CoreNet Global MCR professional designation was established in 1982, and is part of a comprehensive career development program for the corporate real estate industry, which 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 new MCR.w designation addresses the vital role workplace plays in organizational leaders’ ability to attract and retain talent, manage costs and compete successfully in a rapidly changing environment.
The MCR.w has been awarded to 73 individuals since its inception in 2012, and provides essential skills that focus on critical business issues, and reflects strategic competence and successful experience as a corporate real estate expert. Individuals who have already received their MCR designation can add the MCR.w through the completion of additional courses.
“The growth of the MCR program is a testament to the importance and respect of the designation within the corporate real estate industry,” said Angela Cain, CEO of CoreNet Global. “Kay joins our distinguished fourth class of MCR.w graduates, who are helping to address the growing demand for workplace strategists in the corporate real estate industry.”