Derek is a Central Florida native and a UCF Graduate. Derek has a knack for investing, and at the age of 19, Derek’s first major investment was overhauling a failing franchise location. After one year of his ownership, sales as well as margins nearly tripled. During this time period he was also buying and flipping cars, boats, dirt bikes and nearly anything he could get his hands on. After graduating UCF with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Derek worked in sales in the medical field out in Houston, Texas. After some time, he moved back to Florida where he got his real estate license with big ambitions and has now begun his career in Real Estate here at Blueprint!