Hello! My name is Derek, and I have been a resident of St. Albert for 20 years after moving from the north side of Edmonton. Growing up in St. Albert, I have been able to experience the growth of the city first-hand and have an extensive knowledge of what the city has to offer.
I am proud to be a MacEwan University Alumni where I achieved my Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in management and a focus on marketing. Throughout my experience at the University I was able to take my passion for business to the next level and ultimately develop a stronger passion for real estate.
My father, Terry, has an extensive background with residential renovations and real estate transactions so growing up in the Burak family meant I was always around various projects. Our extended family is quite large so if our immediately family had no project on the go, odds were that someone else did. Naturally, growing up in this atmosphere I developed an interest in houses and residential real estate.
Being a younger associate I consider myself an energetic, driven individual and someone who can relate well with all people. My primary goal in any situation is to create a comfortable relationship with whomever I work with whether it is in real estate or life in general. Loyalty is a very important virtue to me and is something that ultimately aids in the success of buying or selling your home. Once we establish our relationship, I will do everything in my power to ensure you are receiving the best experience possible.
Outside of the professional world, I am an avid sports fan and still very active within the local sports scene. I play lacrosse competitively at the senior level during the summer and play local men’s league hockey during the winter. Then when our unpredictable Alberta weather permits, I also enjoy playing as many rounds of golf as possible! When not engaged in sports and activities, I also love relaxing with family and friends which includes a five-year-old labradoodle named Tucker.
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