Our real estate investing company was created in 2009 and remains a family-run business, with roots in the Colorado community. Elevation Investment Properties stands apart from the competition based on our finance, investment and marketing background. We've solidified our reputation as the premiere cash home buyers in Denver, Colorado.

We look at the local and national real estate market through a macro economic lens, which enables us to make sound investment decisions for both the short and long term. We create value and sound investment opportunities for our clients and business partners through ongoing positive interactions in our community.

Meet The Elevation Investment Properties Team

Derek Marlin

Derek Marlin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Denver-based Elevation Investment Properties. Elevation is a dynamic real estate investment company with operations in the Denver Metro Area and Cincinnati, Ohio. The majority of Derek’s time is spent managing and collaborating with a successful team of employees and business partners in the property redevelopment sector.

Elevation Investment Properties uses sophisticated company investment guidelines, which produces best in class renovation properties, typically resulting in multiple above asking price offers in the first weekend on the market.

Derek blends an analytical mindset with a true passion to create win-win relationships with sellers and business associates, and continuously growing the company's brand, connection and roots in Denver.

Derek Marlin is owner of the best denver colorado house buyer, Elevation Investment properties.

His business philosophy of “Do right by doing business the right way” is practiced on a daily basis by all of his team members. Derek’s entrepreneurial career started in 2009 with the purchase of his first Denver rental property. In 2016, Elevation Investment Properties purchased two apartment buildings consisting of 50 units in Cincinnati, Ohio with a focus on cash flow and value add assets.

A key factor in Marlin’s investment experience was shaped in the formation of a boutique broker dealer firm specializing in fixed income sales & trading. He was responsible for the municipal and corporate bond sales at Continental Investor services and Princeridge.

Derek gained valuable sales, marketing and operational experience with leadership roles at CBS Television and the Denver Broncos during his 11 years in media and professional sports marketing. He was tasked with new business development and creating multiple revenue streams with both traditional non-traditional advertising clients. Derek used the knowledge he gained at the University of Florida obtaining his MBA in Sports Management and his Marketing degree at Montana State University to excel in corporate positions.

Derek is passionate about traveling, sports, fitness and spending time with his three amazing children and fellow entrepreneur wife. When not in the office or on a job site, you can find Derek training for a Tough Mudder or Spartan race, coaching his kids sports teams or planning vacations.

Alex Chiapetta

Alex graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering, focusing on Lean Manufacturing and process improvement. After leaving school, he worked as a non-profit consultant helping organizations improve their operational efficiency, strategic planning and financial stability.

Alex moved into the tech industry where he worked at Hewlett Packard as a Lean Six Sigma project manager specializing in sales operations. One of his major achievements at HP was leading a major work stream during the HPI and HPE separation to replicate their $50B sales channel into two different companies.


Alex Chiapetta is partner in Denver Real Estate house buying empire elevation Invesment Properties

Armed with this experience, Alex was recruited to Bigcommerce in Austin, Texas in 2015. As a Senior Process Analyst, he was tasked with running the day-to-day operations of a 50 person sales company during a major growth period. The sales operations team implemented a full lead routing system, contact strategy, CPQ process, and created SOPs for all jobs in just 18 months.

Alex came to Elevation Investment Properties in 2017 to help drive residential property lead generation, implement and streamline operational systems, and help grow the company's presence in Metro Denver. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking with his dog Zuko, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and cooking.