As a real estate veteran with 25 years of experience, 18 of those in development, he’s been involved with developing millions of square feet of properties, and completed millions more of commercial and residential projects worth billions of dollars. From malls to warehouses, from historic preservation sites to the alluring St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida, he’s not only beautifying the landscape, but generating tremendous returns for investors in the process. This is Ryan Hughes, LEED AP and founder of CORE Consulting & Development, through which he buys, develops, rents, and sells properties, handling them throughout the entire development life cycle, including financing, finding the location, development and property/asset management.
Ryan launched the firm seven years ago in Savannah, Georgia, after a successful career with some of Atlanta’s most prestigious development companies. Driven by the principles of integrity and executing every aspect of every project “the right way,” Ryan leads a team that handles projects throughout the country as he orchestrates the careful synchronization of investors, designers, managers, and others, and creates a comprehensive plan for the project’s entire life cycle, which doesn’t end when the last nail is in place. CORE also provides property, asset and vacation rental management services. All the while, Ryan develops long-lasting relationships with investors, owners, vendors, architects, tenants, and everyone else involved in the process. Whether maintaining a completed property and managing it or selling it at a considerable profit, Ryan is guided by two unwavering rules: never cut corners and develop projects on time and on budget. Underlying it all is the same fiery passion that began as a spark decades ago as a young civil engineering undergrad and ignited a career in which time and again he’s delivered healthy returns for both investors and CORE and value to developers and investors. “I love finding a project, bringing the team together, and seeing it through to a successful completion where everyone walks away happy and ready for the next project,” he says.
CEO — CORE