Core is your development partner from project inception till completion and operation.
Our team, based in Savannah, is with you for:
CORE takes a quality-driven approach to our developments drawing on years of experience maximizing opportunities and achieving collective goals, all while ensuring the timely completion of work, keeping them under budget, and ensuring that they are free from disputes.
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, contractors, 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.
After graduating from U.S. Military Academy, Matt spent nine years in the Army, in light and mechanized infantry units, including time with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and Infantry Company Commander during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the following year of counter-insurgency operations.
Following his time in the Army, Matt took his operations experience into the healthcare industry. He spent 14 years in a vital position in which he scaled a services company from a $20 Million company to one of the largest healthcare benefit services companies in the USA. He served in various operations roles, including head of call center operations, head of product operations, Chief Information Officer, led integration efforts for mergers and acquisitions, and led the innovation department focused on healthcare data integration and artificial intelligence.
Over the past few years, Matt has used his valuable skills to turn his focus to real estate development, restaurant ownership, and community business development with a specific focus and passion on the arts and helping women and minority-owned businesses grow.
Matt is also the board president for Vantage Point Foundation, which assists post 9/11 veterans and their families in transition to civilian life.
Latisha Perkins is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
She is a member of IREM and NAA and holds certifications in ARM, AcOM, and CAM.
She has over 5+ years in property acquisitions and multi-family property management. She is currently pursuing her degree in Construction Management.
She serves as president of the Savannah Technical college industrial advisory committee. She is also a Skills USA State President-Elect.
Latisha focuses on delivering results, consisting of cost-saving strategies, implementing effective automation systems, and resource management. She is a visionary, problem solver, effective communicator, and relationship builder with owners, vendors, and tenants.
Latisha recognizes the value and trust her colleagues place in her, and she strives every day to exceed their expectations! Results and providing excellent customer service are two of her top priorities.
Outside of real estate, Latisha enjoys the outdoors with her pup.
“Expect the Extraordinary.” -Latisha P
Cherry is a seasoned executive assistant and admin manager. She has many years of experience in residential and commercial developments.
She is CORE’s key point of contact and coordinator.
She assists with account management, accounts payable, and receivable reports. She helps in the construction development process from start to finish, including financials and operational functions that keep the projects running smoothly until completion.
She maximizes productivity by proactively providing feedback on operational concerns and collaborates in finding solutions to project issues. Her eye for detail and flawless record-keeping help ensure the best possible service.
She is an efficient and valuable team member that is deeply familiar and excellent within her role.
Danica is a detail-oriented, skilled, and quality-focused professional with proven interpersonal and communication skills. Her attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively are just outstanding!
She has worked with a diverse group of environments most of her career. She has worked as an internal auditor for two years, which enabled her to possess strong methodical, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Danica is a valuable team member of CORE. She is a dedicated and versatile executive assistant at Core Consulting & Development. Her roles include coordinating several tasks simultaneously, being proficient in using technology to enhance data and information management, doing market research, and providing the highest possible standards of support.
"While working with Ryan, I found him as a person with high energy, vast knowledge, integrity and a proactive manager. His experiences, skills, knowledge and understanding of the construction process made it a pleasure to work with him. Ryan is ambitious with boundless energy that motivates all working with him. Ryan is deadline oriented, can focus on many task at once, and a responsible colleague ready to put all his energy and focus to get the job done."
"Ryan has extensive knowledge in managing land development projects from entitlement stage to construction phase. His detail focus on every step of the way makes the entire team better and produce high-quality product within the allotted budget. We highly recommend Ryan and his abilities to anyone who's interested in producing results."
"Ryan is a very personable client to work with. He is very good at keeping in touch with his clients, and keeping them informed. He is very loyal as a client, and will help you in every way he can."
"Ryan is a tireless worker that has a knack for bringing together the right people to complete complex projects on time and within budget."
"Ryan was an astute and professional associate that always showed a drive to learn, produce and service the client. His positive attitude and great sense of humor made him a pleasure to work with and an asset to the company!"
"It has been my sincere pleasure to work with Ryan while developing business and providing design build services for clients in St. Johns Town Center here in Jacksonville, Florida. Ryan is objective, detail oriented and process driven especially when navigating complex multi-faceted projects. It is my pleasure to recommend Ryan to anyone requiring consultation in commercial land development and construction."
"Ryan has proven time and again to be fair to all parties while keeping the owner's best interest at heart. Ryan has a magnetic personality that enables him to diffuse hostile situations and find a middle ground for all parties. Ryan has an endless amount of energy which has allowed him to excel during his career. Anyone that is fortunate enough to have Ryan on their team will benefit more than they know. I value Ryan's commitment to integrity and passion for his work and will continue to conduct business with Ryan for years to come."
"Ryan is professional, attentive and a pleasure to work with. He played an instrumental role in ensuring that our projects were coordinated perfectly, everything was done on time and was handled in a first class manner from start to finish. I highly recommend Ryan for any position he is seeking now or in the future; he would be an asset to anyone's team."
"Ryan is a detail oriented, hard working and bright light in our industry."
"I have worked with Ryan during multiple projects and his dedication and goal oriented approach to each project is second to none. His ability to identify and solve problems early in the planning stages have proven to be an integral part in bringing projects in on time and budget."
"When I was at Regions Bank I originated a $100 million construction loan for Ben Carter Properties. Ryan oversaw the entire construction project with immense detail to keep the project on time and within budget. He kept the bank informed of the progress every step of the way and was always available to answer any questions. Ryan is a true expert in his field."
"Ryan has been instrumental in ensuring the success of several projects. He is meticulous, detail-oriented, and can maintain a positive outlook even in the most uncomfortable environment."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ryan for several years. Ryan is able to manage and direct a variety of projects at the same time including managing teams with internal and external members. Ryan provides clear, concise direction to the team while keeping budget, design, schedule, and practicality in the forefront."
"Ryan is a team player and a leader who can quickly determine the needs of each client at every stage of development. He is results oriented, which has enabled my team and I to focus on production knowing that he would handle the vast array of details involved in the development of a new project.”
"Ryan is a fantastic and highly competent Construction Professional. His attention to detail is superb and his practical problem solving abilities are top notch. I recommend Ryan with the highest praises."