Originally hailing from the Great State of Texas, Derrick grew up with a passion for relationships and real estate. After graduating with a Business Degree from the University of Houston, he jumped right into Corporate Business sales in the South Region and eventually moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Between Texas and California, he spent over 10 successful years working as an executive for a Fortune 500 Company in the Telecommunications and Business Relations field.
With noticing all the changes in the Los Angeles market, he quickly transitioned full-time into real estate and investment opportunities. Soon after receiving his license, Derrick was offered to join a Top-Producing Luxury real estate team based out of Beverly Hills, which eventually was responsible for the record-breaking $90 million dollar sale of the Historic Owlwood Estate in 2017. Derrick then got a true taste of what the possibilities of real estate really are!
He has since joined Compass on Rodeo Drive in 2018, which is the #1 Independent Brokerage Firm in the US according to Real Trends. There, he founded and is the Director of his own growing team, The Smith Partners. Derrick uses his people skills, understanding of market trends, hands-on street knowledge, and master negotiating tactics to give his clients the best experience possible. With approx. $35+ million sold in real estate transactions since 2019, he is one of the fastest-growing agents in LA. Derrick diversely specializes in Residential, Multi-family, Commercial, and Land Development aspects of LA real estate. He prides himself with expertise of always “knowing the numbers”, and his 100% transparency and openness with his clients.
In his free time, you can find Derrick golfing, traveling, listening to music, eating, or spending precious time with his beloved wife Ashley and son Christian.