Team Members

Development Team

Derek Buescher

Development Manager

Derek joined Conor Commercial in 2016 and was subsequently promoted to Development Manager in 2018. He is responsible for supporting the firm’s development initiatives throughout Arizona and the greater Southwest Region.

Working directly with the Vice President of the firm’s Southwest operations, Derek monitors economic and industry trends and identifies new build-to-suit and land purchase opportunities for industrial and commercial development. 

Derek is charged with preparing financial packages for internal investment committees, lenders and equity partners. He also assists with the financial underwriting for Conor Commercial’s new development projects or redevelopments, including the preparation of budgets and financial projections. In addition, he performs critical reviews and negotiates lease and financial documents. Derek is recognized for establishing and enhancing close working relationships with architects, land planners, civil engineers, lenders, brokers and equity partners.


  • Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Science – Housing and Community Development

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson – Arizona

Professional Affiliations:

  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) – Developing Leaders Member – Arizona Chapter
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Representative Experience