WHO

WE

ARE

Our firm is made up of people that want to be the best at what they do.  We are committed to continuously improving ourselves and in turn improving Pope Corporation.  We measure company improvement by constantly coming up with ways to add more value to our clients.  We believe that this correlates directly with our profitability as a company.  We are quick to innovate in an industry that typically isn’t and use cutting edge technology both third party and developed in house to benefit our clients.  We believe a true team requires that team members have different skill sets.  Each individual at Pope Corporation is an expert at what they do and we work collaboratively as a team so that our strengths are complementary.  We believe in hard work, transparency and having a passion for what we do.

LEADERSHIP

JOHN H. POPE

President

Mr. Pope is the founder and President of Pope Corporation.  He determines the overall vision and leads the team at Pope Corporation.  Mr. Pope is passionate about transforming the commercial real estate industry by combining a software and consulting company. 

 

Mr. Pope was previously with the HWH Group, a site selection, incentives and New Market Tax Credit consulting company.  He was also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Rubicon Representation, a tenant representation firm, which grew from two employees to the fifth largest tenant representation only firm in Texas. Prior to founding Rubicon, Mr. Pope worked at Stream Realty Partners where he closed three of the top ten largest tenant representation transactions in the 15 year history of the company. Mr. Pope has been honored with industry wide awards such as the Power Broker Award, Heavy Hitters Award and was honored as a finalist for the DBJ’s  Most Creative Deal of the Year Award. John graduated from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he played linebacker on the Mustangs' football team. He is a resident of West University Place, Texas. He is married to Ashley Pope and they have a son, Parker, and a daughter, Allie.

 

Education and Designations

BBA – Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business)
Texas Real Estate Brokers License

Contact Information:

3435 Branard Street, Suite 201

Houston, TX 77027

Direct (713) 352-9550

jpope@popecorp.com

CHARLES E. WALKER, CCIM

Executive Vice President, Global Strategy

Mr. Walker has over 14 years of experience with a career spent successfully establishing, overseeing, and supporting real estate departments for organizations. He is a proven innovative advisor for national and regional clients, having developed a number of key real estate strategies.

 

He has significant experience in asset management and tracking, development of policies and procedures, construction and project management, property and facility management, lease administration, relocation analysis and transaction management. He serves clients in all aspects of real estate by aligning their business objectives with real estate strategies and processes. 

 

He has strategically managed real estate portfolios across 86 cities and successfully negotiated transactions totaling more than 1,000,000 square feet as part of the implementation of clients’ real estate initiatives. He has developed long-range strategies for over 40 corporate clients, incorporating industry best practices.  He earned the CCIM designation and has held a Texas Sales Agent License since 2005.

 

Education and Designations

BBA with a concentration in Finance / Real Estate – Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business)

Texas Real Estate Salespersons License

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

 

Contact Information:

3435 Branard Street, Suite 201

Houston, TX 77027

Direct (214) 930-1099

Email: cwalker@popecorp.com

CONNOR CELLA

Senior Associate

Connor Cella is an Senior Associate with Pope Corporation. In this role, his primary responsibility is to provide exceptional customer service and deal execution within the firm’s office division. Connor focuses on the development of the firm’s productivity and growth by his extensive market research and business development. He began his commercial real estate career at Oxford Partners where he focused on representing office tenants in the Greater Houston area. Prior to working at Oxford, Connor graduated from Rice University where he was a four-year starter on the football team. He played an integral part in Rice winning its first conference championship in over 50 years. 

 

Education and Designations

Connor holds a bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Management from Rice University


Texas Real Estate Salesperson License

Contact Information:

3435 Branard Street, Suite 201

Houston, TX 77027

Direct (281) 610-8403

ccella@popecorp.com

Associate

BRADY WRIGHT

Brady is an Associate at Pope Corporation. In this role, his primary responsibility is to work with clients on their national real estate portfolios. Brady specializes in working with companies in the healthcare industry. He began his commercial real estate career at White Star Real Estate in Warsaw, Poland  where he worked on the financing side of major development projects. Prior to joining Pope Corporation Brady graduated from Rice University where he was a four year letterman on the football team.

Education and Designations 

Brady holds a bachelor's degree in History and a minor degree in Business from Rice University.

 

Texas Real Estate Salesperson License

Contact Information:

3435 Branard Street, Suite 201

Houston, TX 77027

Direct (281) 904 - 7672

bwright@popecorp.com

ASHLEY POPE

Chief of Staff

Mrs. Pope is the Chief of Staff at Pope Corporation. As Chief of Staff, Mrs. Pope focuses on creating and implementing systems to make Pope Corporation more efficient and effective.  

 

Before taking a hiatus from commercial real estate to have children and care for them, Mrs. Pope was a Principal at Hughes Commercial Real Estate & Development, LLC, representing both landlords and tenants.

Throughout her career, notable landlord representation deals made include the lease of a 305,000 square foot speculative warehouse facility for Crow Holdings Industrial to Discount Tire and a 286,000 square foot lease of USAA’s 520,000 square foot speculative warehouse to Ozburn-Hessey Logistics. Notable tenant representation deals include a 721,900 square foot lease for Android Industries and a 26,646 square foot office lease for Daikin AC (Americas), Inc.

 

Mrs. Pope was named Dallas Business Journal’s Rookie of the Year after her first year in the business.  This award is given to the top producing first year broker among all firms. Mrs. Pope has been listed as one of CoStar’s Power Brokers for “Top Industrial Leasing Broker” and she ranked number 6 with Black’s Guide for Dallas Industrial Top Young Guns Under 35.” Prior to joining Hughes Commercial, Mrs. Pope worked at Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. from 2008-2012.

 

Mrs. Pope is active in several community organizations including Houston’s First Baptist Church, Leaping Butterfly Ministry and Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassadors. She is married to John H. Pope and together, they have two children, Parker and Allie.

 

Education and Designations

BA in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs – Southern Methodist University

Texas Real Estate Salespersons License

Contact Information:

3435 Branard Street, Suite 201

Houston, TX 77027

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

When I decided to start this company, it wasn't difficult to know what I would name it.  It would be my family name, Pope.  

 

I have always been taught and strongly believe that a person’s name is the most important asset that they have in life. As the Proverb says, "A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."  I take my family name seriously and I am proud of the history of hard work, success, and integrity that it represents. 

 

With Pope Corporation, I commit to honor the name that those before me have spent lifetimes building and that those after me will inherit.  By putting my name on this company, I am putting my most valuable asset on the line every day.  This is as firm of a commitment to hard work, success, and integrity as I can possibly make to my clients.  

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

John H. Pope

President

Pope Corporation 

    POPE CORPORATION

    (713) 352-9550

    3435 Branard Street

    Suite 201

    Houston, Texas 77027

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