Derek Lichtfuss serves as a Director in Newmark’s Columbus, Ohio office, where he has focused primarily on Industrial and Office Sales & Leasing. In his four years at Newmark, Derek has completed over 100 transactions, with total square footage in excess of 2,000,000. Derek has transacted in office and industrial deals ranging from 2,000 to 220,000 SF. Derek has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ nationally at Newmark in each of the past 3 years and was awarded the Columbus Board of Realtor’s Rookie of the Year in 2017. Additionally, Derek has his Master’s in Real Estate Finance & Development from Georgetown University. Derek is a ULI member and 2019 Chair of the Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Recognition Committee.
Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Derek worked in various roles across multiple industries including banking, IT services and business intelligence consulting. Positions held include sales, recruitment, project management, and management. His experience across a wide array of business ventures led him to pursuing a career in commercial real estate. Derek enjoys assisting in the critical decision-making that affects the way businesses operate and grow.
Derek relocated to Columbus, OH from Denver, CO in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Vermont, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with minors in both business administration and recreation management. He was a 4-year member of the Varsity Lacrosse team at UVM. In addition to his professional life, Derek serves as the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach for Columbus Academy, in Gahanna, OH. Derek resides in New Albany, OH with his wife and sons.