Darlene Pope, President of North America for Planon and real estate executive with experience in smart buildings and IoT.

Darlene Pope

President, North America

Darlene Pope is a globally recognized smart building and digital workplace expert, and a strong advocate for the application of disruptive technologies in the real estate industry. She is an accomplished entrepreneur with a keen understanding of market demand, product positioning, business development, and the importance of cultivating long-term client relationships.

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Darlene is the President of Planon, North America, where she oversees all business operations for the world's leading integrated real estate management solutions. With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building consulting, Darlene is a globally recognized subject matter expert and visionary in the smart building industry.

As a member of the global Growth Strategy Board, Darlene contributes to strategy and tactics to strengthen Planon's market position in smart building and smart workplace solutions. She also leads the overall business strategy and product positioning in North America, responding to market conditions and customer demand.

Prior to joining Planon, Darlene held various leadership positions in the industry. She served as Vice President for Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace at WeWork, as well as EVP/Managing Director and Global Practice Lead for JLL's Smart Building Practice. Darlene was also the founder and CEO of CoR Advisors®, a woman-owned small business, specializing in technology consulting for commercial and corporate real estate, which was acquired by JLL in 2015.

Darlene is a passionate advocate for the application of leading-edge technology in buildings. She is an inspirational author and speaker on digital transformation and the future of work. She has been awarded several times for her expertise and inspiration, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connected Real Estate Magazine for her individual excellence and outstanding initiative, vision, impact, and inspiration to others. Darlene was recognized by Connected Real Estate Magazine for her exceptional career accomplishments and tireless commitment to advancing the use of technology to create smarter, more valuable buildings.