About Core

Core is your development partner from project inception till completion and operation.

Our team, based in Savannah, is with you for:

  • Development, Partnering, Investing / Financing
  • Development Services
  • Property and Asset Management
  • Lender inspections

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.

And while we are Savannah-based, CORE has worked on projects all over the country and can therefore serve clients wherever they may be in the US.

Ryan Hughes – CEO

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.


Cherry Chu – Administrative Manager

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 Sosmeña – Executive Assistant

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.