Director of Economics
Derek joined ET Planning in May 2023, having previously worked for Housebuilders, Housing Associations and the Homes and Communities Agency in the South-East and South-West, most recently as the SW Development Director at one of the largest affordable housing providers in the UK with he had the responsibility for the acquisition of land, Partnerships negotiations within the South West.
Derek has experience in both development viability, option appraisals as well as valuation. He has worked on residential and mixed used assets with both private and public sector clients. Derek is dual qualified as both a Chartered Surveyor (P&D) and Town Planner.
During Derek’s previous roles he has worked with many Housebuilders and Housing Associations on the delivery of residential developments and affordable housing, throughout the United Kingdom, considering the viability of developments and how delivery could be brought forward. Within valuation he has worked on development appraisals, probate valuations and the valuation of affordable housing.
Derek holds a BA 1st Class HONS in Urban & Environmental Planning and PGDip in Town Planning from LSBU. He is RTPI, MRICS and a RICS Registered Valuer.