Snr Vice President, Global Practice Lead at JLL Smart Building Program
Darlene Pope is Senior Vice President and Director of JLL's Smart building Program. She has 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building solutions. Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Pope was the founder and CEO of CoR Advisors®, an independent smart building consulting firm specializing in furthering the adoption of technology into real estate management and operations. CoR Advisors was acquired by JLL in 2015.
Ms Pope leads the Smart Building practice at JLL, focusing on driving value to clients through the integration of intelligent, high-performance building systems and smart workplace applications. She brings a unique set of skills and experience to the JLL team in all areas of energy, sustainability, and technology. Ms. Pope overseas the smart building visioning, design, and engineering efforts for major smart building projects and has developed technology roadmaps for global corporate clients, representing various building types and sizes.
Pope is a nationally recognized subject matter expert, author, and speaker on smart buildings, IoT, energy management, green buildings, sustainability, in-building wireless solutions, and other real estate technologies. Based on her accomplishments and work in the industsry, she was recently named "Visionary of the Year" by the DC BID, and was recognised as one of Bisnow's Power Women in Commercial Real Estate.
Ms. Pope was a Managing Partner at Realcomm, where she led the company's professional development division, newsletter, and magazine. 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. Ms. Pope began her commercial real estate career as a property manager for Charles E. Smith Co. in Washington, DC in 1992.