Derek has called the DC Metro area home for several years, moving here to study International Development at The George Washington University after completing an active duty term of enlistment in The Marine Corps. Living in a variety of neighborhoods in DC and VA has given Derek the opportunity to become intimately familiar with these communities, providing him invaluable first hand experience and knowledge he can share with his clients.
Prior to real estate, Derek worked in Marketing and Strategic Initiatives on Capitol Hill and with non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. He was driven to pursue a career in real estate by working as a Project Manager for a local boutique luxury homebuilder. This experience and his passion for the architectural diversity and expanding development of the DMV’s many neighborhoods has provided him with a reservoir of in-depth knowledge and insights that he uses to help find opportunities for his clients. He has particularly enjoyed watching the expansion and growing development along Wilson Blvd in Arlington.
Outside of the office, Derek can often be found exploring the multitude of great restaurants and other establishments throughout the region, or running and hiking in Rock Creek Park. He has come to love going to games at Nationals Park with friends, though he retains his loyalty to his home state’s team, the Chicago Cubs.