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We view every development parcel as a 3D canvas for our artistic expression, and as such, we heavily emphasize aesthetics and ergonomics for the end user.
With every project, we solve for more than just investor returns. We strive to efficiently blend art with technology in innovative ways, and look for optimal solutions for all stakeholders.
The real estate industry rarely pushes the cutting edge of technology, and we intend to change that. We leverage tech to deliver new , better experiences in a sustainable way.
Derek discusses how his stance on affordable housing changed over time, and evolved into the core of YD’s mission statement.
Derek shares why YD chose Atlanta as one of our top 5 target markets in the US to invest in, and then interviews Jimmy Chen, an Atlanta real estate developer. Jimmy shares his strategy that specializes in Section 8 rentals.
In part 2 of Derek’s reflection on how he got into real estate, he shares 3 things that would’ve helped him out if he knew it before getting into the business.
The Biden campaign has laid out some clear policy guidelines on a number of real estate issues. We did an analysis of each issue and its potential impact to residential real estate.
Derek reflects on his path into real estate and how he would do a ‘career speed run’ if he had to start over from high school and wanted to become a developer as fast as possible.
Derek discusses his vision on how smart closets should be more like automated retrieval systems, and how they can improve multifamily buildings. The technology already exists in automated self storage and parking systems- it just needs to be shrunken down.
Derek spotlights 3 relatively young (under 5 years old) proptech companies that have the potential to make huge waves in the real estate industry: Social Construct, Cloud Kitchens, and Built Robotics.
Trump and Biden are on the opposite sides of 5 issues that will affect residential real estate across the country.
Derek does a deep dive into the NYC fiscal year 2021 budget. There’s a lot of risks buried in the details indicating that we have a rocky recovery ahead.
A walkthrough of our second completed project at 340 Clifton Pl in Brooklyn, NY! Derek discusses challenges taking on an unfinished construction job and shows the completed product, a 15 unit, 67 bed coliving building.