Derek has had an affinity with real estate since purchasing his first house not far from where he grew up in Boston. His spirited appreciation of architecture and design has been influenced by living in vastly different cities such as Boston, Scottsdale and for the past 16 years, Los Angeles, which he now calls home.
Derek has closed $42,417,000 in real estate transactions in the past 16 months! His experience, work ethic and passion for real estate are even further strengthened backed by the Engel & Vöelkers Global Brand. Last year one of his most notable sales was the iconic John Lautner designed Alden Schwimmer Residence also know as the Horizontal Castle in Beverly Hills, brokered confidentially.
Customer service, integrity, and building relationships have always been the foundation of Derek’s professional focus, evident in his 10 years of owning and operating the largest, most consistent guest centric valet parking company in Boston. He sold the business in 1995 to move to Arizona where he studied and became an esteemed wellness practitioner.
Derek relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. It didn't take long for him to be recognized as one of LA's most requested healing arts practitioners. In 2010 he was selected by Black Inc Magazine, a publication expressly for Exclusive American Express Centurian Black Card Members as Top Wellness Therapist.
It is through this art form and the relationships he built based on trust, empathy, compassion, and the utmost care that most of his real estate referrals have been attained.
If you are buying, selling, investing or renting whether it's Residential, Commercial, Yachts or Aviation Derek has the local and global connections to fulfill your dreams, ethically, enthusiastically, efficiently.
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Derek always put me and my family first. Whether it was in purchasing our new house, or selling our condo, It was never about "getting the sale done" or his commission..... Derek was available pretty much 24/7 and made sure to keep me in the loop throughout the entire process. When i got anxious, he was calming, and when the process needed a little push, he was there to push it. Derek was professional and empathetic throughout. Highly recommend.
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Derek kept his client’s best interests in sharp focus and turned the stressful real estate transaction journey into a fun, creative, elegant, and exciting experience!! We were delighted by everything Derek did from the moment they he first came in through the door. Quickly saw the positives in our house and helped us to emphasize them. His creativeness, attention to detail, efficiency and enthusiasm kept things moving all the time. Very knowledgeable and well-connected. Offered good advice on everything from the big picture economy to small details like security camera installation. All the service people he recommended were professional and the best in their fields. Derek is a passionate creator. He worked well with us and we were so impressed with his commitment, engagement, and the ability to manage the sales process in the toughest COVID conditions and sold our house to another loving happy family.