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Derek Buescher

Senior Development Manager

Derek joined Conor Commercial in 2016 and brings ten years of commercial real estate development and design-build construction experience across a wide range of product types including industrial, office, and medical office.

As a Senior Development Manager, Derek is responsible for managing the firm’s development initiatives throughout Arizona and the greater Southwest Region. Derek monitors economic and industry trends and identifies new build-to-suit and land purchase opportunities for industrial and commercial development. Derek leads the project team through the development life cycle from land acquisition through entitlements, design, construction, lease up, financial performance and project disposition. Derek is recognized for establishing and enhancing close working relationships with brokers, equity partners, architects, land planners, civil engineers and lenders.

Derek is an active member of various industry organizations including NAIOP, ULI and CCIM and serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Training & Evaluation Center (AZTEC) and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Auxiliary Board.


Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science – Housing and Community Development

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for Industrial and Office Properties​ (NAIOP) – Arizona Chapter
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member Candidate (CCIM)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Awards and Recognition

  • Connect CRE – 2021 Next Generation Award

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