Derrick is a Senior Vice President at Watermark Capital Partners, responsible for asset management activities. Before joining Watermark, Derrick was responsible for hotel asset management at Istithmar World/Dubai World, managing their multi-billion North American portfolio of luxury and resort assets. Prior to that, Derrick was an asset manager for the Chartres Lodging group where he was responsible for a portfolio of large convention hotel and upper-upscale hotels throughout the U.S. While at Chartres, he oversaw several significant turnarounds, renovations and repositionings. Derrick is a graduate of Georgetown University where he received a BSFS focused in International Relations. He also has a MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University as well as a Masters in Management of Hospitality (MMH) from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he concentrated in Hotel Asset Management and Hotel Real Estate Finance. Derrick is also a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and a member of the Hotel Asset Management Association (HAMA).