George M. Conti Young Leaders Professional Development Program

George M. Conti Young Leaders Professional Development Program



Developed by CoreNet Global  - New England Chapter Board Members, the Young Leaders Professional Development Program (YLPDP) was launched in 2015. At the May 23, 2024, CoreNet Global - New England Chapter Awards of Excellence event, chapter president Adam Fandrey also posthumously honored George Conti with the President’s Award and officially renamed the chapter’s young leadership program as the George M. Conti Young Leaders Professional Development Program.

George was universally respected by our entire CRE community and was an active supporter and instructor in this program. His passion for teaching and developing young talent was palpable. George Conti was a senior member of the Iron Mountain Global Real Estate team, an active member, leader, and instructor in the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, and an adjunct professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

The George M. Conti Young Leaders Professional Development program consists of a series of educational, personal, and professional development sessions throughout the year, which are led by top Real Estate Executives and a professional career coach.

This one-year program brings together a maximum of 12 young professionals who spend the year together on a journey of personal and professional enrichment.  The Program leverages senior members of the CRE community as faculty as well as outside professionals in the area of professional development.  It focuses on elevating young professionals’ understanding of the various disciplines that make up the corporate real estate field and, through personal one-on-one coaching, allows the young leader to better understand his/her strengths and areas for improvement as well as how to enhance their personal brand and leadership skills. At the end of the program, the class "graduates” at our annual Awards of Excellence dinner.

Program Leaders:

Sarah Abrams, Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate, Iron Mountain

Chris Petryshin, Partner and Managing Director, VVA Project & Cost Managers

Brynn Lockyer, Vice President, CBRE

Young Leaders Professional Development Program Class of 2024

Name Title Company
Drew Chretien VP, Head of Retail Strategy + Leasing Citizens
Bobby Elliott Business Development Executive Haworth
Allison Hoffman Sr. Advisor CRESA
Neal Horan VP Execution Team Lead Citizens
Lorina Imami Project Manager STV/Astrazeneca
Jim Janson Program Manager, RE Transactions Staples
Paul Kern Financial Analyst CBRE
Harry Perrault Sr. Transactions Analyst JLL
Samantha Rokicsak  Associate Project Manager VVA Project & Cost Managers
Cora Visnick Sr. Associate Visnick & Caufield
Maggie Walsh Associate VP of Strategic Partnerships + Solutions UG2
Stephan White, Jr. Project Manager PES Associates

Contact the Executive Director of The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global with questions.