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Professional Profile: Derek Bestreich 2016


  • Title: President
  • Company: Bestreich Realty Group
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthplace: Denver, CO

Education: The University of Texas at Austin

First job outside of real estate: Started my own lawn mowing company in middle school

First job in real estate or allied field: Cell Site Lease Consultant at Wireless Capital Partners

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am president at Bestreich Realty Group, a Brooklyn-based investment real estate sales firm with 10 brokers and three members of support staff. My primary focus is real estate brokerage activities but I also oversee company direction and operations. For 2016 year to date, our group has brokered the sale of 34 properties totaling over 300 units for over $110 million. Our objective is to become the preeminent investment sales group in the market. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? I live in Park Slope and enjoy spending time outside or at Prospect Park with my family. 

Favorite book or author: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand was very impactful when I first read it post college. 

Favorite movie: I don’t have a favorite movie. 

Last song you purchased/downloaded?  I’ve recently spent a lot of time listening to the “Of Monsters and Men” station on Pandora.  Haven’t downloaded or purchased a song in years. 

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic

Rules to live by in business:  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated” 

What is your dream job?  My current role and position is my dream job