As Director of Land Development – Tennessee, Derek focuses on land acquisition, design, entitlement, and site development activities on all projects in Middle Tennessee and North Alabama. Prior to joining Suncrest, Derek carved out a niche as a Land Forward Planning and Entitlement Manager with a top ten national builder in Nashville, steering the company’s strategic direction in land acquisition and development.

His responsibilities at Suncrest are multifaceted and require a blend of technical expertise, strategic foresight, and project management acumen, including analyzing prospective land deals and applying a rigorous analytical framework to assess their viability and alignment with strategic objectives.

Derek received a BS in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and currently is a licensed Professional Engineer in Tennessee and Mississippi.

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