About Derek

Born and raised in California, in 2013 I did the unthinkable to some I packed my bags and migrated to the Windy City. True, I gave up beautiful scenery and terrific weather, but Ive never looked back. I LOVE exploring Chicago, have geared myself up for its four seasons (sometimes more than one in a single day!) and proudly call this great city home.

So, what drew me east? And why are you reading this story? Heres the abridged version:

Ive always been fascinated with real estate. As a kid, I wandered construction sites, awed as homes materialized out of mere parts and pieces. Not suited to construction (Im all thumbs!), I majored in business and finance in college, becoming a mortgage broker after graduation. If I couldnt build peoples homes, I could still play a part in their American Dreams while continuing to fuel my fascination with real estate. And then the Mortgage Meltdown. That ultimately led to my career shift into higher education operations and a position with a Chicago-based university. It was a good gig, but when the chance to join the leadership team at an Illinois-based real estate education company arose, I jumped at it!

Seeing others change their lives by working in the dynamic real estate field while helping home buyers and sellers made me want some of that. So, I earned my Brokers license, and here I am a Real Estate Consultant!

Combining my passion for helping people with my love of real estate, I truly have the best of both worlds. And by partnering with me, you win too. You deserve the ultimate real estate experience, and thats what we offer.

Whether youre buying your first home or selling your tenth, I cant wait to help you make it an enjoyable and exciting experience it should be. We wont settle for anything but extraordinary and neither should you!


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Licensed real estate broker

  • Buyer Representation, Seller Representation, Leasing (Tenant / Landlord Representation), Commercial Leasing, First Time Home Buyers, Investments, Short Sale, New Construction.