EVP - Partnerships/RE Development
Vice Chairman of the Board
Derek is a seasoned commercial real estate leader and has enjoyed a successful career in capital markets (debt/equity), real estate development and investment sales. Related experience includes serving as an investment manager for Traditional Brand Realty Partners, LLC, overseeing real estate transactions and originating debt and equity and serving as a real estate advisor for Selina Hotels, a large international hotel company expanding into the US. Derek also established the regional Los Angeles office for Stan Johnson Company, a national single-tenant net lease advisory and brokerage firm closing over fifty transactions valued at approximately $300 million. Derek began his career working on Wall Street securitizing more than $1.5B in Commercial Mortgaged Backed Securities (“CMBS”) debt. He volunteers his time helping both local and international charities involved in ministering to children, mental health awareness, heart disease, animal refuges, and faith-based missions.
A Personal Message from Derek:
I have had a passion for wanting to help veterans since I was a child. I was extremely close to my grandfather who was a disabled veteran having lost a leg from a land mine in WWII. Always looking for ways to help veterans, it was through divine intervention that I was introduced to Mighty Hero Homes and was immediately drawn to its mission of helping to eradicate veteran homelessness. For years I have been interested in assisting military veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan engagements to find housing, employment, and helping them with needed mental and physical services. I am dedicated to the MHH cause and will use my skill set to the best of my God given ability to effectuate its intended mission.
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