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Derek Marlin

Derek Marlin

Chief Executive Officer

Derek is a seasoned expert in redevelopment (fix & flip) and the visionary behind the ELEVATION Academy. With a rich background spanning over a decade in the real estate investment industry, Derek has successfully overseen the transformation of properties, generating a remarkable $40 million in profits across Denver and Cincinnati.

As a prominent figure, Derek co-authored "The 2019 Guide to Denver Real Estate Investing Strategies" and serves as the co-host of the widely acclaimed "ELEVATE your Flip" podcast, a seven-part series airing on Denver Investment Real Estate.com. Drawing from his invaluable experience working on Wall Street in the fixed income sector, Derek brings a unique perspective to the realm of real estate investment.

Derek holds an MBA from the prestigious University of Florida, along with Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. He has further honed his business prowess through completion of the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Program and active participation in numerous real estate-focused seminars. His comprehensive investment acumen is complemented by 12 years of corporate sales and marketing experience with renowned entities such as the Denver Broncos and CBS television.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Derek finds fulfillment in family life, spending quality time with his wife Ann and their three teenagers. A dedicated coach in youth athletics, Derek is also an avid traveler, exploring destinations abroad. His commitment to personal growth extends to physical challenges, as he actively trains for endurance outdoor-obstacle course events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Races.

In essence, Derek embodies the perfect blend of expertise, innovation, and a genuine passion for both the real estate industry and personal development.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW - What a Ride!'"

Hunter S. Thompson

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We’re always looking for talented real estate agents to join ELEVATION

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