Derek help tenants, landlords and owners throughout central Indiana find space. He works closely with Jeff Merritt and Melissa Blackwell to advise clients and help businesses grow their business with the power of real estate. Derek likes working at RESOURCE because of the people, work environment, culture, and benefits. Derek helps tenant find a location, negotiated deal terms and assisted them through the leasing process. He enjoys the physical real estate aspect of old or unique buildings and creating spaces that incorporate the history and showcase the architecture. From the first meeting, he tries to get a good sense of either what the tenant is looking for in a space and the location or what the owner wants and expects leasing their building. On the tenant side, he gathers as much information as he can helping them discover what they want out of a space and how the operate as a company. He tries to put himself in their shoes and find a location or space that either has or can be built out to help them operate efficiently, yet still be an enjoyable fun place for themselves and their employees to come to work everyday.
Prior to RESOURCE, Derek worked as a broker at Newmark Knight Frank Halakar. While there, he represented Landlords and Owners of commercial real estate helping them leasing space to prospective tenants. He frequently cold called and canvassed prospective clients to assist with commercial real estate needs. Derke earned Highest Grossing Broker in the office in 2015 and achieved award from CoStar as a Power Broker in 2015. One of his biggest real estate accomplishments was getting a 14,000 SF tenant representation deal his first year as a broker.
Derek loves great Midwestern people, awesome sports teams, good food, and the growing city of Indianapolis. He attended Carmel High School and went on to Indiana University in Bloomington. On his free time, Derek enjoys following Notre Dame Football and hanging out with his family at sporting events, going to new restaurants and breweries or trying new Craft beers. Some of his favorite restaurants around town include Bluebeard, Moe and Johnnys, Mama Corrolas. Derek loves to golf and goes out almost every week if possible—weather permitting.