We are a french couple who recently moved in NYC and we've had the chance to meet Derek at the beginning of our apartment search. Derek is a very nice person with a high sense of professionalism. As we were new in town, we were asking a lot of questions about the american housing market. Derek never spared efforts to explain it. He played a very important role in telling us the ins and outs of getting a flat in Manhattan. He carefully listened to our needs and expectations while showing us a variety of apartments. He took note of every single remarks, positive or negative, we expressed after each visits. He was very keen to keep these reviews in mind for the next visits. While being very professional, Derek has great inter-personal skills that goes way beyond his broker duty. This is certainly appreciated. We will definitely recommend Derek to anyone looking for an apartment here in NYC.