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Derek Michael Koch
Born and raised in Ohio, Derek Koch attended West Liberty State College on a wrestling scholarship. He studied Applied Economics before moving to New York City in 2002 to pursue a career in Hospitality and Real Estate. There, he and his twin brother, Daniel, have established a loyal following and their successes ultimately enabled them to open a series of popular restaurant concepts including the globally known Day & Night Brunch; the Michelin-acclaimed restaurant, MPD; and TOY, a restaurant at the Hotel Gansevoort under the boutique hospitality firm - Dual Groupe Hospitality that the brothers founded in 2008.
As a member of the top-producing Ariel Cohen Team, Derek understands quality, has a keen eye for design, and is driven to provide best-in-class service to his customers and to his team - making him the optimal partner for selling and buying high-end apartments. Derek's confident approach, his determination to help his customer succeed and unparalleled familiarity with NYC Burroughs is complemented by his vast network of contacts, which includes many Manhattan elite.
"My philosophy is to make interactions effortless and to deliver excitement with every transaction. I provide clients with the knowledge they need to make the right decision, on the home of their dreams. By navigating people through increasingly complex deals and interpreting the data, we can provide clients with tailored strategies that are dynamic and effective."
Building his life and brand in the city that never sleeps, Derek embodies the hustle which makes New York City unique. Derek is devoted to Muay Thai and to his wife and son. They have built their life in Manhattan's Financial District.