SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage – CEO (2007 – present)
SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage is a Commercial Real Estate firm, specializing in rental apartments, new apartment construction, and student housing. SVN Rock Advisors has brokered well over $1 billion in apartment transactions across Canada.
SVN Canada Inc. – CEO (2015 – present)
Master franchise for the largest privately held commercial brokerage in the world. Derek has and plans on establishing 40 franchises over 10 years.
Derek A. Lobo & Associates Inc. (DALA) Group of Companies – CEO (1988 – present)
DALA Group of Companies is a consulting agency focused on the revenue maximization of purpose-built apartments. DALA Group advises apartment owners on how to maximize their NOI and is typically paid on performance. We conduct on-site marketing programs, feasibility studies on new apartment construction, and research market conditions to assist clients in increasing cash flow.
Public Company Positions:
- Board Member, Starlight Multi-Family Fund (2013-present)
- Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)
- Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
- Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)
- President, Hamilton & District Apartment Association (Jan 1991-Dec 1993)
- Board Member, Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario
- Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (1977-1980)
Derek has worked in over 17 U.S. states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Derek has worked for numerous U.S. apartment clients including Home Properties, Equity Residential, Lane Company, Flagship Properties, Pinnacle Property Management, and Village Green Companies.
Well-known for his thought leadership, Derek is a captivating speaker on topics affecting the Apartment Industry, and the factors driving its future in both Canada and the U.S. Derek has spoken to several American organizations including National Apartment Association, National Multi-Housing Council, and Multi-Housing World.
Derek has illustrated the power of (re)-positioning to Canadian apartment developers, investors, and owners by hosting intimate tours of key properties in prime U.S. markets. These jet-charted events provided valuable exposure to successful high-end rental apartment concepts.
30+ Years in the Apartment Business
Apartment developers / REITs:
CAPREIT, Starlight Investments, Morguard Corporation, Northern Property REIT, Rose Corporation, Shiplake Properties Ltd.\
Student housing developers:
Campus Suites, MPI Group Inc., CSC Asset Management.
Condominium & single-family home developers:
WAM Developments, Lanterra Developments, Empire Communities, Kaitlin Corporation, Times Group, Tribute Communities.
Retail developers / REITs:
First Capital Realty, SmartREIT, RioCan REIT.
Mixed-use developers / other:
Chartwell Retirement Residences, Hines Group, Vrancor, Broccolini Group, Procura, Nearctic Development Corporation.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Royal Bank of Canada, KingSett Capital.