Head of New Build Acquisitions
Robert Derck is the Head of New Build Acquisitions for Amherst Residential. Robert joined Amherst in 2019 from RAIT Financial Trust, an internally managed REIT, where he managed a comprehensive portfolio of residential, multifamily and commercial real estate. Prior to this, Robert spent three years at Charter Homes and Neighborhoods, an award-winning national homebuilder and developer, where he served as Vice President of Planning and Development. During this time, Robert delivered a pipeline of over 2,000 new units, including townhomes and single family. He also managed and executed a strategic plan to implement Charter’s Great American Neighborhoods business platform. He has nearly 20 years of experience across a variety of similar roles. Robert holds a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) from The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Virgina Tech.