About Us

ELEVATION is a boutique real estate investment company which provides full circle value to our clients, employees, and business partners. We specialize in property re-development (Fix & Flip), consulting, wholesaling, and our unique Partnership Flip system. Our decisions are made using the following company values:


Value creation

Creative problem solving


Passion for continuous improvement

Organized systems


We know people have many options when it comes to who they sell their property to, learn from, buy from, and partner with so we take our responsibility very seriously. We’ve been doing business in metro Denver since 2009 and look forward to providing value to others for decades to come! ELEVATION also has a sister company FLOW Investments which specializes in commercial real estate investments throughout the Mid-West in the multi-family and and self storage sectors.

Meet the ELEVATION team

Derek Marlin, CEO

Derek is a redevelopment (fix & flip) expert and the creator of the ELEVATION Academy. With over 10 years of experience in the real estate investment industry, Derek has generated over $40 million in profitable redevelopment properties in Denver and Cincinnati. Derek is the co-author of “The 2019 Guide to Denver Real Estate Investing Strategies” and co-host of the “ELEVATE your Flip” a Denver Real Estate Investing podcast. The seven part series podcast airs on Denver Investment Real Estate.com. Derek has first-hand investment experience working on Wall Street in the fixed income sector. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida, Series 7 and 63 securities licenses, has completed the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Program and numerous real estate focused seminars. His investment acumen was also refined with 12 years of experience working in corporate sales and marketing with the Denver Broncos and CBS television. Derek enjoys spending time with his wife Ann and their three teenagers, coaching youth athletics, traveling abroad and personally training for endurance outdoor-obstacle course events such as Tough Mudder and Spartan Races training for endurance outdoor-obstacle course events.

Brandon Fuelling, Manager of Business Development

As a Colorado native, Brandon has witnessed the Denver market come into its own over the past couple decades. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a business degree in Finance, he spent seven years opening and running all aspects of multiple restaurants in Louisville, CO.

In late 2016, Brandon pursued a career in sales for the largest food distributor in North America. At Sysco, he learned to articulate value to clients by taking a consultative sales approach. He created continued success by helping his clients drive traffic to their establishments, operate more efficiently, decrease operational expenses, and drive profitability. These development metrics resulted in several million dollars in sales on an annual basis.

While working in sales, Brandon became interested in real estate investing and it quickly transformed into his passion. In the past four years he has read over 50 real estate related books, listened to hundreds of investing podcast episodes, obtained his broker’s license, and now owns three properties in two states. As the Manager of Business Development for ELEVATION, Brandon heads up the property acquisitions and sells properties for the company. He is also responsible for working with sellers and cash buyers to grow the wholesale division of the company. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys writing music and spending time with his wife Merry Beth and their two girls.

Daniel Hansen, Project Manager

With 12 years of experience in residential redevelopment, Daniel’s career originated within his father’s general contracting business working as a carpenter. After earning a BA at Colorado State University, Daniel became a licensed RE/MAX agent and has recently transferred brokerages to become a licensed Your Castle Real Estate Agent. He worked with integrity to develop a strong understanding of his client's real estate investment goals in order to achieve their goals. For four years, he built a deep network of professional relationships and represented his clients by demonstrating a deep knowledge of residential redevelopment opportunities. Simultaneously, Daniel worked with his business partners to lead all project management phases of their joint venture fix and flip projects in the Denver metro area. Daniel excels at process improvement, stakeholder communications and project organization. As ELEVATION’s project manager, Daniel anticipates and mitigates risks affecting the scope, timelines and budget of residential redevelopment projects to ensure excellent quality and maximum profitability. Daniel enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Ali, family and friends, playing golf and cheering for all of Colorado's professional sports teams. He has traveled to more than 15 countries and will continue to adventure abroad as long as he can.