CoR Leadership Team

CoR Advisors® specializes in providing unparalleled services in researching, analyzing, and recommending telecommunications and technology applications for owners of commercial office buildings.  Our CoR Team is made up of industry thought leaders who bring decades of direct experience in leveraging technology for strategic value.
Darlene Pope
President and CEO

Darlene Pope is Founder and Principal of CoR Advisors®. Ms. Pope has more than 20 years experience in commercial real estate and technology, including intelligent building solutions, energy management, sustainable building operations, automated business solutions, and advanced telecommunications services. Ms. Pope founded CoR Advisors® in 2009 to serve as a leading educator and trusted advisor to the real estate industry for the integration of technology into real estate management and operations. Under Ms. Pope's leadership, CoR Advisors® has developed a market reach of over 30,000 real estate professionals.

Prior to launching CoR Advisors®, Ms. Pope served 4 years as Managing Partner at Realcomm, where she founded and managed the company's professional development division. She created the content and served as lead instructor for Realcomm's technology seminars and webinars, served as Editor of the Realcomm Advisory weekly e-newsletter, and was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of The RealcommEDGE magazine. Ms. Pope is a nationally recognized author and speaker on such topics as intelligent buildings, energy management, green buildings, sustainability, in-building wireless solutions, and other real estate technologies.

Ms. Pope began her commercial real estate career as a property manager for Charles E. Smith Co. in Washington, DC in 1992. Her professional experience includes Founder and President of CRE Partners, Vice President of Real Estate at On-Site Access, Director of Real Estate at Broadband Office, and National Director of the Internet Building program for Kivex/Allegiance Telecom. She is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Chairman of the Sustainability Committee for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Northern Virginia, member of the USGBC, and is the President of the In-Building Wireless Alliance (IBWA).

Shane Hobbs
Senior Director of Marketing and Digital Media

Shane Hobbs is Senior Director of Marketing and Digital Media for CoR Advisors®. With more than 12 years of experience in the commercial real estate education and conference industries, Mr. Hobbs brings a wealth of marketing and programming expertise to CoR Advisors®. Mr. Hobbs is responsible for managing the company's web presence and social media network, as well as managing and executing creative marketing strategies to maximize brand recognition and broaden the company's customer base. His role includes developing dynamic web content, strategic marketing campaigns, professional print and digital presentations, and managing all back-end information technology, data, and CRM functions.

Prior to joining CoR Advisors®, Mr. Hobbs spent 11 years handling graphic design and digital media for Realcomm Conference Group, earning a promotion to Director of Digital Media, which he held for five years. In addition, Mr. Hobbs spent a year developing digital media products and marketing for Just Smart Green (a division of Consolidated Green Services), served as the Founder and President of Shobbs Design, an independent graphic design and marketing firm focused on helping clients attain the most value through targeted online marketing strategies, and is the Vice President at Emergency Family Outfitters.

Jennifer Chugg
Director of Business Development

Jennifer Chugg is Director of Business Development for CoR Advisors. In this role, she is responsible for all sponsorship and advertising sales for CoR webcasts, conferences, the Building Energy Guide, the CoR Advisor newsletter, and other products and events. Prior to joining CoR Advisors, Jennifer was the owner of a commercial and residential design company, managing large redesign projects, including determining client needs, space usage, budgeting, scheduling, and managing contractors. Jennifer earned recognition and commendations for exemplary service delivery and built a loyal clientele base. Prior to that, she served as Corporate Sales Manager for a $50 million national manufacturer and managed their national sales force.

Diane Slack
Senior Project Manager

Diane Slack serves as Senior Project Manager for CoR Advisors. She is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the company and oversees project management of energy assessments and audits, engineering projects, scheduling, quality control, and manages CoR Advisors extensive teaming partner and contractor network. Diane also supports the annual Building Energy Summit and is responsible for coordinating speakers and advisors, onsite logistics, and attendee accommodations. Prior to joining CoR Advisors, Diane held senior positions in the education industry and for a national product manufacturer, overseeing product marketing and placement.


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