Professional Summary

Derek Applbaum has 15 years of specialized leasing and sales of office properties in Central San Diego. Throughout his career, Derek has represented a variety of owners and users through complex lease and sale transactions.  He is considered a trusted advisor amongst his clients as he understands his clients’ needs and develops strategies that best suit his clients’ abilities to lease and sell their real estate.


Derek has completed transactions totaling over $450 million in his career. Currently, Derek and his team represent over 1 million square feet of office space.


University of Arizona | B.A. in Psychology

University of Phoenix | Masters in Organizational Management

Memberships & Involvements

Top 20 Sales Agent for 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Big Brother Big Sister, Since 2005 NAIOP San Diego River Foundation, Since 2004 Red Coats San Diego Bowl Games, Since 2015


  • Behringer Harvard
  • Bixby Land Company
  • CIF
  • CommonWealth REIT
  • Crown Pacific Group
  • Dolphin Partners
  • Fenway Properties
  • Hamann Companies
  • Holualoa Companies
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Koll Company
  • Lonestar
  • Peregrine Realty Partners
  • RREEF/Deutche
  • ScanlanKemperBard
  • SD Commercial
  • Shopoff Realty
  • Stephens Properties
  • TA Associates
  • Terra Enterprises
  • The Hearn Company
  • Viewpoint Equities


"Derek Applbaum was instrumental in helping us with our most recent purchase of Airport Plaza.  We look forward to Derek finding another opportunity to add to our San Diego portfolio."

- Juan Guevara, Portfolio Manager


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types

My Team

My Team


Featured Research

Featured Research
Jan 24, 2020
2019 Q4 Office San Diego Region
2019: Strongest year for office demand in five years
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Oct 14, 2019
2019 Q3 Office San Diego Region
Office demand remains steady in Q3
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Jul 17, 2019
2019 Q2 San Diego Office Market Report
Demand slows but remains positive in Q2
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Featured News

Featured News
May 2, 2019
Encore Capital Group Moves Into Amerpsand Complex
Encore Capital Group, a global specialty finance company, has moved its headquarters into the recently redeveloped Ampersand campus in Mission Valley.
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