Derek Wyatt is a Managing Director in RCLCO’s Los Angeles office where he is responsible for leading the firm’s Real Estate Economics practice on the west coast, advising clients across the western United States as it relates to real estate market research, development, and investment. He is also a key member of the firm’s Data Science and Business Intelligence team, assisting with implementing and growing new initiatives across the practice. Since joining the firm in 2010, Derek has worked closely with firm clients in the public and private sectors to provide strategic recommendations and conclusions resulting in the successful implementation of hundreds of assignments annually. Derek’s experience as a project director stretches across all of the firm’s practice groups and he has analyzed every development typology in the marketplace.
With an emphasis on market feasibility analyses, financial analyses, strategy development, and implementation, Derek provides a studied understanding of the market and financial dynamics driving development potential for projects, ranging from small- to large-scale mixed-use developments in urban environments to suburban master-planned communities.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He actively engages in the local real estate community and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and its Young Leaders Group in Los Angeles. He was also named a Commercial Real Estate Visionary by the LA Times in 2021.